Spain is already heading to Tokyo. Athletes count the hours to embark on the Olympic Games after a year of pandemic, uncertainties and many doubts. They are already a reality, and the
Spanish Olympic Committee has confirmed that 314 representatives will fight for the medals this summer: 183 men and 131 women.
«Our forecasts for this year were between 300 and 310 athletes. In the end there are 314 and there is some possibility of adding some more. Spain has been one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus because its athletes are among those who have been unemployed for the longest time due to the restrictions, so it is a real success, “said the president of the COE, Alexander White, at the headquarters of the organization.
This figure represents a small increase of eight athletes compared to the Spanish Olympic team that competed five years ago in Rio de Janeiro and its composition makes Blanco optimistic, who did not want to make a medal forecast. «I never talk about the number of medals, but if we analyze the team and the results we are having, they invite us to be optimistic. They are the most uncertain Games, as there are few competitions It does not allow you to see the level you have, but despite everything I am optimistic and I fully trust that we will have great results, “he said.
The Spanish Olympic team in Tokyo is made up of 58% men and 42% women. Also counting to trainers, doctors and physical therapists, the entire Spanish delegation will be made up of between 540 and 550 people in Tokyo, according to the Spanish team’s mission chief, Cayetano Cornet. In addition, Spain will be represented in 29 of the 33 sports present in Tokyo, all except rugby, baseball, wrestling and surfing. Athletics, with 48 athletes, and swimming, with 45, are the sports with the most representation, while a total of nine Spanish teams will try to shine in team sports.
Some federations still have to offer the names of those summoned, but there are more than half with their name printed on the ticket.
Athletics: Daniel Arce, Adrián Ben, Laura Bueno, Fernando Carro, Javier Cienfuegos, Fátima Diame, Bernat Erta, Ignacio Fontes, Samuel García, Esther Guerrero, Mohamed Katir, Asier Martínez, Sebastián Martos, Carlos Mayo, Adel Mechaal, Saúl Ordóñez, Orlando Ortega, Ana Peleteiro, Pablo Sánchez, Irene Sánchez, María Belén Toimil, Pablo Torrijos, Luis Manuel Corchete, Marta Galimany, Jesús García Bragado, Diego García, Laura García-Caro, Raquel González, Javier Guerra, Ayad Lamdassem, Miguel Ángel López Nicolás , Elena Loyo, Álvaro Martín, Daniel Mateo, Laura Méndez, María Pérez, Marc Vicent Tur.
Badminton: Pablo Abián, Clara Azurmendi.
Boxing: Gabriel Mascuñano, Gazimagomed Jalidov, José Quiles, Enmanuel Reyes.
Cycling: Jofre Cullell, Rocío García, David Valero, Sebastián Mora, Albert Torres.
Artistic gymnastics: Néstor Abad, Laura Bechdeju, Thierno Boubacar Diallo, Marina González, Nicolau Mir, Alba Petisco, Joel Plata, Roxana Popa, Ray Zapata.
Golf: Adriá Arnaus, Carlota Ciganda, Azahara Muñoz, Jon Rahm.
Weightlifting: Andrés Mata, Marcos Ruiz, David Sánchez, Lydia Valentín.
Horse riding: Francisco Gaviño, Eduardo Álvarez.
Judo: María Bernabéu, Cristina Cabaña, Julia Figueroa, Alberto Gaitero, Francisco Garrigós, Ana Isabel Pérez, Nicoloz Sherazadishvili.
Karate: Sandra Sánchez, Damián Quintero.
Swimming: Alberto Martínez, Paula Ruiz, Mireia Belmonte, Nicolás García, Marina García, Hugo González, Lidón Muñoz, Jimena Pérez, Joan Lluis Pons, Africa Zamorano, Jessica Vall, Ona Carbonell, Berta Ferreras, Meritxell Mas, Alisa Ozhogina, Paula Ramírez, Sara Saldaña, Iris Tio, Blanca Toledano, Alberto Arévalo, Nicolás García.
Skating: Julia Benedetti, Daniel León, Jaime Mateu.
Modern pentathlon: Aleix Heredia.
Canoeing: Carlos Arévalo, Isabel Contreras, Saúl Craviotto, Francisco Cubelos, Cayetano García, Rodrigo Germade, Pablo Martínez, Iñigo Peña, Teresa Portela, Marcus Walz, Maialen Chourraut, Ander Elosegui, David Llorente, Nuria Villarrubla.
Remo: Manel Belastegui, Jaime Canalejo, Aina Cid, Virginia Díaz, Javier García, Caetano Horta.
Taekwondo: Adriana Cerezo, Raúl Martínez, Javier Pérez, Adrián Vicente.
Tennis: Paula Badosa, Pablo Andújar, Roberto Carballés, Pablo Carreño, Alejandro Davidovich, garbiñe Muguruza, Carla Suárez, Sara Sorribes.
Table tennis: Álvaro Robles, María Xiao, Galyna Dvorak.
Archery: Inés de Velasco, Daniel Castro.
Olympic shooting: Fátima Gálvez, Alberto Fernández.
triathlon: Fernando Alarza, Miriam Casillas, Anna Godoy, Javier Gómez Noya, Mario Mola.
Sailing: Paula Sandra Barceló, Diego Botín, Patricia Cantero, Joan Cardona, Tamara Echegoyen, Ángel Granda, Iago López, Blanca Manchón, Silvia Mas, Tara Pacheco, Cristina Pujol, Nicolás Rodríguez, Joel Rodríguez, Florian Trittel, Jordi Xammar.
Beach volleyball: Elsa Baquerizo, Liliana Fernández, Adrián Gavira, Pablo Herrera.