Last week we have presented you the results of the Tour de France 2021 where some of our cyclists have stood out more than others. This week we will do a retrospective of the first week of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and the truth is that we Spaniards didn’t light up much…
At the end of the first week Spain is in 40th place with only three medals, two silver and one bronze.
With only 17 years old Adriana Cerezo Iglesias brought the first medal for Spain, the silver one. In the final of Taekwondo -49kg on Saturday July 24th the young girl managed to defeat the Thai Panipak Wongpattanakit, current world champion.
A few days later, on Monday July 26, David Valero won the second medal for Spain, the bronze in the discipline of Mountain Bike. It was an unexpected moment. After finishing the first lap in 30th position, the fight for any medal was far away. In the second lap fell the favorite Matthieu Van der Poel which gave a total turn to the race, it ended with a podium in which we had Thomas Pidcock for the gold, Mathias Flückiger for the silver and after an incredible comeback to David Valero for the bronze.
The last silver medal for Spain was thanks to Mailalen Chourraut on Tuesday July 27th in the Canoe Slalom discipline. Germany’s R. Funk finished with a time of 105.50 while Mailalen finished with a time of 106.63.
But that’s not all! There is still a week of Games left and several medals to be won. Let’s not stop supporting our competitors, they need it and deserve it!