07/18/2021 at 6:49 PM CEST
Spain is not one of the great powers at the Olympic level. It is clear that the navy will not be in the top positions of the medal table, but yes, there are clear options to get on the podium in more than one case. We review the Spanish athletes who are among the favorites in their respective disciplines.
Orlando Ortega is one of the greats of Spanish athletics and in the 110 meter hurdles he has a lot to say. Ana Peleteiro in triple jump and the European champions of 20 kilometers march, María Pérez and Álvaro Martín, they also stand out. Lidia Valentín, in weightlifting, also seems to be a sure value.
As for golf, Spain will have the top favorite to hang the gold in Tokyo: Jon Rahm, who comes from winning the US Open, his first ‘major’, and current world number one is one of the stars of these Games and he will surely give a lot to talk about.
In martial arts we also excel. Karate makes its debut in Tokyo at the Olympic Games although its passage will be short-lived (will not be in Paris 2024) and Damien Quintero in the male category and, above all, Sandra Sanchez in the female, we opted for two key medals. Its quotas to gold are  Y [1.53] respectively.
And if in karate we are power in judo we are no less. Niko Shera He is two-time world champion in -90 kg (2018 and 2021) and starts as a favorite to take the gold to quota [3.1]. What’s more, Julia Figueroa, Ana Pérez Box and Fran Garrigós also come from hanging a medal in the last World Cup in Budapest.
Team sports, a strong
Team sports have never been bad for Spain. The Olympic football team has been going strong while the basketball team, with Pau Gasol at the helm, aspires to everything in Tokyo. In handball, the world and European champions want to get the only scepter they are missing after missing Rio 2016. And in water polo, the world runners-up will also go for gold.