It is the highest representation of the last three Olympic events. They are 32 men and 24 women. The women’s team equals its highest figure ever achieved at Sydney 2000
Atotal of 56 athletes will make up the Spanish athletics delegation for the Tokyo Games . The 32 men and 24 women make up the highest representation of the last three Olympic events and in the case of women, it equals the best figure in history that so far corresponded to Sydney 2000.
The coach Jose Peiro announced the composition of the team after the end of the world ranking and the publication of admission lists World Athletics. It will be the largest expedition of all the sports disciplines in which Spain will be represented.
The team will be led by Jesús Ángel García Bragado , who in Tokyo will play his eighth Olympic Games in the test that has given him glory in the 50 km walk, which will also be the last time that this specialty is part of the Olympic program. Bragado will share captaincy with the Cuatrocentista Aauri Lorena Bokesa.
It is an experienced Spanish team, full of the present, but with a promising future since it is worth noting the youth of many of its components. Undoubtedly, one of the great news is the total recovery of the current Olympic runner-up, hurdler Orlando Ortega, who after his last performances has shown splendid form and who will seek to repeat the success achieved in Rio 2016 in the 110-meter hurdles.
Orlando will be escorted, by some of the European medalists such as Álvaro Martín, Diego García, Óscar Husillos, Jesús Gómez, Adel Mechaal, Jorge Ureña and by 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), Sergio Fernández in 400 m 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 mixed 4 x 400 m relay (3: 18.98) and María Pérez in the 20 km march.