December 2, 2023

The Spanish delegation that has participated within the 2023 European Video games, held in Krakow and the Malopolska areas in Poland, have reaped a haul of 57 medals, a “historic” efficiency that allowed them to rise to second place in a medal desk.

Spain’s nice outcome, shut to 6 dozen medals, is made up of 21 golds, 17 silvers and 19 bronzes, solely behind Italy, which has concluded the competitors with 100 medals on the prime of the desk.

“A historic participation that exhibits the excessive degree of our athletes. As a result of the target was to surpass the 13 medals gained within the Minsk 2019 continental video games. As well as, 36 diplomas and 6 new locations for the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games have been obtained” , highlighted the Spanish Olympic Committee in a press release on Monday.

Taekwondo and canoeing have been the disciplines which have added probably the most metals to the Spanish field, with a complete of 9 medals every, adopted by swimming, which has contributed 6, and paddle tennis and archery, which have added 5 metals plus every.

The taekwondo athletes Adriana Cerezo in -49kg, Hugo Arillo in -54kg, Adrian Vicente in -58kg and Javier Perez in -68kg had been answerable for enjoying the nationwide anthem within the Polish city. Whereas Alma Maria Perez in -53kg and Cecilia Castro in -67kg climbed to the second step of the rostrum, with Joan Jorquera in -63kg, Daniel Quesada in -75kg and Raul Martinez in -87kg including bronzes.

Within the canoeing dash modality, 7 metals arrived: the gold medals of the K4-500 -Saul Craviotto, Carlos Arevalo, Marcus Cooper and Rodrigo Germade-, and the combined C2 200 -Antia Jacome and Pablo Grana-; the silver of the C2 500 masculine -Pablo Martinez and Tano Garcia-, of the C2 500 female -Antia Jacome and Maria Corbera-, and of the C1 500 of the latter; and the bronzes of Corbera in C1 200 and Grana in C1 200 masculine.

One other gold medal got here in slalom canoeing due to the workforce kayak made up of Pau Echaniz, David Llorente and Miquel Trave. The latter additionally climbed to the second step of the rostrum within the C1 check, including yet one more silver.

The nationwide synchronized workforce, made up of Cristina Arambula, Marina Garcia, Meritxell Mas, Alisa Ozhogina, Paula Ramirez, Sara Saldana, Iris Tio, Blanca Toledano and Berta Ferreras, was proclaimed champion in each the free routine and the workforce technical routine. Similar outcome because the free combined duo of Mireia Hernandez and Dennis Gonzalez. The latter additionally repeated the rostrum, however with Emma Garcia, to hold the silver in a combined technical duet.

For his or her half, two bronzes had been gained in springboard leaping: within the combined 3m/10m workforce with Valeria Antolino, Alberto Arevalo, Rocio Velazquez and Carlos Camacho, and within the 10m synchronized platform with Antolino and Ana Carvajal.

Within the debut of paddle tennis on the European Video games, the Spanish workforce gained 5 medals out of six doable: two golds -men’s doubles with David Gala and Daniel Santigosa-, and the combined doubles -of the latter along with Noa Canovas-, two silver -the different male doubles pair (Pablo Garcia and Alonso Rodriguez) and the feminine one (Marta Barrera and Marta Caparros)- and a bronze -the combined doubles of Araceli Martinez and David Gala-.

Spanish archery closes this explicit podium of probably the most excellent disciplines. Miguel Alvarino with three medals was probably the most profitable goalkeeper, hanging the gold with Elia Canales in combined groups and two silver within the particular person class and within the males’s workforce with Pablo Acha and Andres Temino. Elia herself additionally climbed to the second step of the rostrum within the girls’s particular person class, whereas the bronze that completes the checklist was gained by Pablo Acha within the males’s particular person.


Damian Quintero, Laura Heredia, Laura Fuertes, Maria Corbera, Miguel Alvarino or Carolina Marin are a number of the Spanish private names that stood out in a Polish city in the course of the European Video games.

The karateka Damian Quintero gained the gold medal in kata and have become the one athlete to achieve the highest of the rostrum within the three editions of the European Video games (Baku 2015, Minsk 2019 and Krakow 2023). Whereas the Catalan pentathlete Laura Heredia took silver in fashionable pentathlon, acquiring a direct place for Paris 2024, when she’s going to grow to be the primary Spanish lady to take part in Video games on this self-discipline.

For her half, the Asturian boxer Laura Fuertes additionally gained the ticket for the Olympic occasion by reaching the semifinals of the -50kg class, turning into the primary Spaniard to take part in a boxing Video games. As well as, Carolina Marin, a volante from Huelva, gained the gold medal, closing Spain’s participation within the occasion.

Lastly, in these European Video games, Spanish athletes obtained tickets to take part within the Paris Video games: the aforementioned Laura Heredia and Laura Fuertes, in addition to the boxer Jose Quiles, the paddlers Miguel Alvarino and Elia Canales, and the lads’s rugby workforce , by profitable the bronze, ensured their participation within the 2024 Pre-Olympic.