Spain at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Spain at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Spain at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeESP
NOCSpanish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coe.es (in Spanish)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors201 in 21 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Spain is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Since the nation's official debut in 1920, Spanish athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany (from which they withdrew due to the Spanish Civil War), and the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, as a protest against the Soviet invasion of Hungary.

Competitors

The following is the provisional list of number of competitors participating in the Games. Note that reserves in field hockey, football, handball, and water polo are not counted as athletes:

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 0 1
Artistic swimming 2 2
Athletics 16 6 22
Basketball 12 12 24
Boxing 2 0 2
Canoeing 8 3 11
Cycling 7 2 9
Equestrian TBD TBD 5
Field hockey 16 16 32
Football 18 0 18
Gymnastics 4 4 8
Handball 14 0 14
Karate 1 1 2
Rowing 4 2 6
Sailing 6 6 12
Shooting 1 1 2
Sport climbing 1 0 1
Swimming 1 0 1
Taekwondo 3 0 3
Volleyball 0 2 2
Water polo 12 12 24
Total 127 69 201

Archery

One Spanish archer qualified for the men's individual recurve by winning the bronze medal and securing an outright berth available at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.[2]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Men's individual

Artistic swimming

Spain fielded a squad of two artistic swimmers to compete in the women's duet event, by placing third at the 2019 LEN European Champions Cup.[3]

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
 
 
Duet

Athletics

Spanish athletes achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[4][5]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Javier Guerra Marathon N/A
Daniel Mateo N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Marta Galimany Marathon N/A
María Pérez 20 km walk N/A

Spanish athletes achieved the entry standards in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):

Basketball

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
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Score
Rank Opposition
Score
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Score
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Score
Rank
Spain men's Men's tournament





Spain women's Women's tournament





Men's tournament

Spain men's basketball team qualified for the Games by reaching the semifinal stage and securing an outright berth as one of two highest-ranked squads from Europe at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.[6]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Women's tournament

Spain women's basketball team qualified for the Olympics as one of three highest-ranked eligible squads from group B at the Belgrade meet of the 2020 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[7]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Boxing

Spain entered two male boxers into the Olympic tournament. Fourth-seeded Gabriel Escobar (men's flyweight) and José Quiles (men's featherweight) secured the spots on the Spanish squad by winning the round of 16 match of their respective weight divisions at the 2020 European Qualification Tournament in London, United Kingdom.[8]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gabriel Escobar Men's flyweight
José Quiles Men's featherweight

Canoeing

Slalom

Spanish canoeists qualified boats in all four classes through the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain.[9]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ander Elosegi Men's C-1
David Llorente Men's K-1
Núria Vilarrubla Women's C-1
Maialen Chourraut Women's K-1

Sprint

Spanish canoeists qualified four boats in each of the following distances for the Games through the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.[10]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  K-1 200 m
 
 
K-2 1000 m
 
 
 
 
K-4 500 m N/A
Women
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
  K-1 200 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)


Cycling

Road

Spain entered a squad of seven riders (five men and two women) to compete in their respective Olympic road races, by virtue of their top 6 national finish (for men) and top 22 (for women) in the UCI World Ranking.[11]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
  Road race
Time trial
  Road race
 
 
 
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
  Road race
Time trial
  Road race

Track

Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Spanish riders accumulated spots for both men's madison and omnium, based on the country's results in the final UCI Olympic rankings.

Omnium
Athlete Event Scratch Race Tempo Race Elimination Race Points Race Total points Rank
Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points
Albert Torres Men's omnium
Madison
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Sebastián Mora
Albert Torres
Men's madison

Equestrian

Spanish equestrians qualified a full squad in the team dressage competition by virtue of a top-six finish at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, United States.[12] MeanwhIle, two riders were added to the Spanish roster based on the following results in the individual FEI Olympic rankings: a top two finish outside the group selection for Group B (South Western Europe) in eventing and a highest overall placement outside the group and continental selection in jumping.[13]

Dressage

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Score Rank
    Individual N/A
   
   
 
 
 
See above Team N/A

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualified for the final; q = Qualified for the final as a lucky loser

Eventing

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual

Jumping

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
    Individual

Field hockey

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Spain men's Men's tournament
Spain women's Women's tournament

Men's tournament

Spain men's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by securing one of the seven tickets available and defeating France in a playoff at the Valencia leg of the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifiers.[14]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 16 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
1  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 July 2021. Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.
(H) Host.
24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
12:15
v
Argentina  v  Spain
Report

25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
20:45
v
Spain  v  New Zealand
Report

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
10:00
v
India  v  Spain
Report

28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
20:45
v
Japan  v  Spain
Report

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
10:00
v
Australia  v  Spain
Report

Women's tournament

Spain women's field hockey team qualified for the Olympics by securing one of the seven tickets available and defeating South Korea in a playoff at the Valencia leg of the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifiers.[14]

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 16 players
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
1  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1  Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 26 July 2020. Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored.
(H) Host.
25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
10:00
v
Australia  v  Spain
Report

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
19:00
v
Argentina  v  Spain
Report

28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
11:45
v
New Zealand  v  Spain
Report

29 July 2021 (2021-07-29)
18:30
v
Spain  v  China
Report

31 July 2021 (2021-07-31)
10:00
v
Japan  v  Spain
Report

Football

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Spain men's Men's tournament

Men's tournament

Spain men's football team qualified for the Games by reaching the semifinal stage and securing an outright berth at the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Italy, signifying the country's return to the Olympic football scene for the first time since London 2012.[15]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 18 players

Gymnastics

Artistic

Spain fielded two full teams of four gymnasts each into the Olympic competition for the first time since Athens 2004. Both men's and women's squads secured each one of the remaining nine places in the team all-around at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[16][17]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
  Team N/A
 
 
 
Total
Women
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
  Team N/A
 
 
 
Total


Handball

Summary

Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Spain men's Men's tournament

Men's tournament

Spain men's handball team qualified for the Olympics by winning the gold medal and securing an outright berth at the final match of the 2020 European Men's Handball Championship in Stockholm, Sweden.[18]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 14 players

Karate

Spain entered two karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. Defending European Games champions Damián Quintero and Sandra Sánchez qualified directly for their respective individual kata categories by finishing among the top four karateka at the end of the combined WKF Olympic Rankings.[19][20]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Damián Quintero Men's kata
Sandra Sánchez Women's kata

Rowing

Spain qualified three boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta, with the majority of crews confirming Olympic places for their boats at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.[21][22]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
 
 
Men's pair
 
 
Men's lightweight double sculls
 
 
Women's pair

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing

Spanish sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the class-associated Worlds, and the continental regattas.[23][24]

At the end of 2019 season, the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation announced the first set of sailors to compete at the Enoshima regatta, namely windsurfer Blanca Manchón, Rio 2016 Olympian Jordi Xammar and his new partner Nicolás Rodríguez in the men's 470 class.[25] The 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 crews, highlighted by London 2012 gold medalist Támara Echegoyen, were named on February 19, 2020, with the women's 470 crew joining them before the end of March 2020.[26][27]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
RS:X
Nicolás Rodríguez
Jordi Xammar
470 N/A
Diego Botín
Iago López
49er
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Blanca Manchón RS:X
Patricia Cantero
Silvia Mas
470 N/A
Paula Barceló
Támara Echegoyen
49erFX
Mixed
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Florián Trittel
Tara Pacheco
Nacra 17

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Shooting

Spanish shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by May 31, 2020.[28]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
  Men's trap
  Women's trap
 
 
Mixed trap team

Sport climbing

Spain entered one sport climber into the Olympic tournament. Alberto Ginés qualified directly for the men's combined event, by advancing to the final and securing one of the six provisional berths at the IFSC World Olympic Qualifying Event in Toulouse, France.[29][30]

Athlete Event Qualification Total Final Total
Speed Lead Bouldering Speed Lead Bouldering
Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Time Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Alberto Ginés López Men's

Swimming

Open water swimmer Alberto Martínez secured his berth at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Alberto Martínez Men's 10 km open water

Taekwondo

Spain entered three athletes into the taekwondo competition at the Games. Rio 2016 Olympian Jesús Tortosa (men's 58 kg), Javier Pérez (men's 68 kg), and Raúl Martínez (men's 80 kg) qualified directly for their respective weight classes by finishing among the top five taekwondo practitioners at the end of the WT Olympic Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jesús Tortosa Men's −58 kg
Javier Pérez Men's −68 kg
Raúl Martínez Men's −80 kg

Volleyball

Beach

Spain women's beach volleyball pair qualified for the Games by advancing to the final match and securing an outright berth at the 2019 FIVB World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Haiyang, China.[31]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
 
 
Women's  
 
 
 

Water polo

Summary

Key:

Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Spain men's Men's tournament
Spain women's Women's tournament N/A

Men's tournament

Spain men's water polo team qualified for the Olympics by advancing to the final match and securing an outright berth at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.[32]

Team roster
  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players (initially the IOC approved teams of only 11 players, but they agreed FINA on expanding them up to 12 players in November 2019)

Women's tournament

Spain women's water polo team qualified for the Olympics by advancing to the final match and securing an outright berth, as the next highest-ranked squad, at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Team roster
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 12 players (initially the IOC approved teams of only 11 players, but they agreed FINA on expanding them up to 12 players in November 2019)

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