The eighth day of the Tokyo Olympics It has been unforgettable for the Spanish team after four days of Olympic drought. Fátima Gálvez and Alberto Fernández, the shooting couple, conquer the first Spanish gold medal. Pablo Carreño, the Asturian tennis player, has managed to beat the number one in the world by snatching the bronze medal. The men’s soccer team will fight for the medals after achieving a victory against Ivory Coast (5-2).
-Fátima Gálvez and Alberto Fernández, in shooting, give Spain their first gold: lto the first gold medal of Spanish sport in Tokyo 2020 came from the olympic pit. Fátima Gálvez and Alberto Fernández shot for gold in an exciting, intense mixed-team final, in which the Cordoba woman recovered from a bad start and the Madrid-born, with nerves of steel, hit 24 of her 25 targets.
-Carreño beats Djokovic and gets bronze for Spain: Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño won this Saturday the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, the fifth medal for Spain, after defeating the world’s number one, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, by two sets to one, 6-4, 6-7 (6) and 6-3. The Asturian broke the third service to Belgrade, visibly unhappy with his performance, and he was about to break it a second time on his fifth serve, in which Djokovic committed two double faults and Carreño had two set points, but finally he took it defending his serve and after coming back from 15-40 that he finished off with an “ace”.
-‘La Rojita ‘suffers against Ivory Coast, but will fight for the medals: in the minute 90 + 1 of regulation time Spain was out of the Olympics after the goal of Max Gradel for Ivory Coast that put a 1-2, but Rafa Mir was in charge of matching him at m.93. He forced the extension, where Spain had no mercy and to the sound of ‘The demon’, as the current Wolverhampton striker is nicknamed, he got into the semifinals (5-2).
-The men’s water polo team thrashes Australia 5-16: The Spanish men’s water polo team continues to show itself very solid in its journey at the Tokyo Olympic Games and has added its fourth victory this Saturday after prevail with great authority to Australia by 5-16. The current world and European runner-up remains firm in the Japanese capital and has propped up her chances of finishing as first of his group after a great match where he barely gave options to his rival, who was already thrashing at halftime.
-The ‘Warriors’ lose to Hungary and will play the quarterfinal against Russia: the Spanish women’s handball team missed the chance to stamp his ticket for the quarter end of Tokyo Games and the classification will be played against Russia on the last day, after falling this Saturday by 29-25 against Hungary. The defeat punished the lack of success in the launch of the Spanish team, which from the beginning of the game suffered the unspeakable to solve its attacks.
-Jamaican Elaine Thompson sets an Olympic record for retaining the 100-meter crown: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah retained her 100-meter Olympic crown with the second best brand in history (10.61 seconds) leading a Jamaican triplet they completed Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.74) and Shericka Jackson (10.76).
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.