Thursday, September 16

The Spanish Olympic Super Tuesday in Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics


From 2.30 a.m. in the waters of the Sea Forest until 1:00 pm that Spain will seek the Olympic football final against Japan, an intense day in which it could add seven more medals. Plus, three key quarterfinal matches in team sports

Teresa Portela, this Monday, in her series.
Teresa Portela, this Monday, in her series.Enric FontcubertaEFE
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After the equator, still with the seven medals that this Monday will no longer be extended because the sail was postponed and Lydia valentin, injured, could not complete her participation or her legend in weightlifting (three Olympic medals, one of each color), attends the 10th of the Games: fasten your seat belts.

How would you pronounce Michael Buffer on the ring, “let’s get ready to rumble”. Because the early morning, which will be extended in the morning, is one that justifies staying up late. Spain could double the medals it accumulates – it has up to seven options – but there are also three quarter-final matches in team sports, including a whole Spain-USA basketball, for example. And on the international side, the media claim of the return of Simone Biles (10.50 in Spain) to compete on the balance bar.

To order chronologically, you would have to set the alarm at 2.30 in the morning. There he inaugurates the national dance Teresa Portela, in his sixth Games, which this Monday he won his K-1,200 series and will try to sneak into a new Olympic final (4.37 h.). And then also canoeing, Cayetano García and Pablo Martínez, in the C2-1000, who also advanced after a creditable second place in the tie. The young Sevillians, in their Olympic premiere, will seek the final from 2.44 am. (the medals are decided 4.53 h.).

Eyes on Enoshima

Then, if you hold on to sleep, you have to put your eyes on the candle, where this Tuesday Spain is playing three medal options. After the postponement of this Monday due to lack of wind in Enoshima Bay, four classes will compete in their ‘medal races’, their decisive regattas, in just four hours. At 5.33, the women’s 49er; an hour later, the male 49er; at 7:33, the Finn; and an hour later, the Nacra. In the first three classes, the Spanish crews are very close to the podium.

First thing in the morning Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barceló they will have to come back four points from the fourth position. After, Iago López and Diego Botín they will start third with 10 points of advantage over the fourth. And on the third shift, Joan Cardona, also third, starts with eight points of difference with respect to the fourth. The peculiarity of the ‘medal race’, which scores double, allows us to think of any scenario, from three celebrations to three disappointments, but at least two medals seem more than possible.

Meanwhile, the morning at the Olympic Stadium, with nationals in the 1,500 and 400 women’s series. In the afternoon, Spanish noon, the first series of 110 meters hurdles (it will be Asier Martínez and not Orlando Ortega, who lost at the last minute due to injury) and the 5,000 semifinal with Mo Katir. Also the pole vault finals (Armand Duplantis), 800 and 200 meters for women, among others.

Fernando BizerraEFE

Very early in the morning it is time for team sports. First, men’s handball (6.15 am), where Spain will seek the semifinals against Sweden. Shortly (6.40 am), in Saitama basketball, a classic between the USA Team and Spain. With both already finished, at 8.30 am. the women’s water polo will try the option of fighting for the medals in their duel against China.

To make time until the last big date of the day, the soccer semifinal between Spain and Japan (1:00 p.m.), a novelty. The climber Alberto Gines debuts in some Games, like its modality.

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