Coach José Peiró announced the composition of the team after the closing of the world ranking and the publication of the World Athletics admission lists. Finally, Spanish athletics will have 56 representatives at this summer’s Olympic event. It will be the largest expedition of all sports disciplines in which Spain will have representation. Those 56 athletes also suppose, “the highest figure of the last three editions and in the case of women, it equals the best figure in history that up to now corresponded to Sidney 2000 “, as remarked by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation in a text published on its website.
“Once again, athletics will be the sport with the greatest representation within the Spanish Olympic delegation, which will be captained by a legend of our sport, Jesús Ángel García Bragado, which in Tokyo will play its eighth Olympic Games in the test that has given it glory, the 50 km march, which will also be the last time that this specialty is part of the Olympic program, “said the body chaired by Raúl Chapado. The eight Olympic Games is a feat never before achieved by any other Spanish athlete, and it also represents a historic milestone for world athletics.
Chuso will share captaincy with the Cuatrocentista Aauri Lorena Bokesa.
Among those summoned Hurdler Orlando Ortega is also featured, Olympic runner-up in Rio 2016. Orlando will be escorted by some European medalists, such as Álvaro Martín, Diego García, Óscar Husillos, Jesús Gómez, Adel Mechaal or Jorge Ureña.
They are on the definitive list 17 national record holders: Saúl Ordóñez in 800m (1: 43.65), Mohamed Katir in 5,000m (12: 50.79), Ayad Lamdassem in marathon (2: 06.35), Orlando Ortega in 110m hurdles (13.04), Sergio Fernández in 400m hurdles ( 48.87), Fernando Carro in 3,000 m hurdles (8: 05.69), Ana Peleteiro in triple jump (14.73 i), Pablo Torrijos in triple jump (17.18 i), Belén Toimil in weight (18.80), Laura Redondo in hammer (70.66) , Javier Cienfuegos in hammer (79.38), Odei Jainaga in javelin (84.80), María Vicente in heptathlon (6,304), Aauri Lorena Bokesa, Bernat Erta, Andrea Jiménez, Julio Arenas in the 4 x 400 m mixed relay (3: 18.98) and María Pérez in a 20 km march.
Spanish athletes summoned for the Olympic Games
400m: Óscar Husillos
800m: Adrián Ben, Sául Ordóñez, Pablo Sánchez-Valladares
1,500m: Ignacio Fontes, Jesús Gómez, Adel Mechaal
5,000m: Mohamed Katir, Carlos Mayo
10,000m: Carlos Mayo
Marathon: Ayad Lamdassem, Javier Guerra, Daniel Mateo
110 meter hurdles: Asier Martínez, Orlando Ortega
400m hurdles: Sergio Fernández
3,000m obstacles: Daniel Arce, Fernando Carro, Sebastián Martos
Long jump: Eusebio Cáceres
Triple jump: Pablo Torrijos
Hammer throw: Javier Cienfuegos
Javelin throw: Odei Jainaga
Decathlon: Jorge Ureña
20km walk: Diego García, Miguel Ángel López, Álvaro Martín
50km walk: Jesús Ángel García, Luis Manuel Corchete, Marc Tur
100m: María Isabel Pérez
200m: Jaël Sakura Bestué
400m: Aauri Lorena Bokesa
800m. Natalia Romero
1,500m: Esther Guerrero, Marta Pérez
5,000m: Lucía Rodríguez
Marathon: Marta Galimany, Elena Loyo, Laura Méndez
100m hurdles: Teresa Errandonea
3,000m obstacles: Carolina Robles, Irene Sánchez-Escribano
Long jump: Fatima Diame
Triple jump: Ana Peleteiro
Shot put: Belén Toimil
Hammer: Laura Redondo
Heptathlon: Maria Vicente
20km walk: María Pérez, Laura García-Caro, Raquel González
Mixed 4x400m relay: Julio Arenas, Laura Bueno, Bernat Erta, Sara Gallego, Samuel García, Andrea Jiménez.