Spanish Olympic trials cut to eight-athlete squads after second phase
Spain’s Olympic trials have seen the field cut to eight-athlete recurve men’s and recurve women’s squads after the second of three selection events that finished on 19 December 2019.
The third and final phase of the trials will conclude on Sunday 23 February. Spain will subsequently name the team it will send to all international events – including the Olympics – in 2020.
Spanish archers currently hold one spot for Tokyo.
Pablo Acha won the recurve men’s quota with his bronze medal at the 2019 European Games in Minsk. Acha is currently second in the trials ranking.
Spain has two chances to win a recurve women’s spot for the Games.
The first is the European Championships in Antalya in May and the second is the final qualification tournament being held as part of the third stage of the 2020 Hyundai Archery World Cup in Berlin in June.
There are also three men’s and three women’s team quota places available in Berlin.
It remains Spain’s only Olympic archery medal to date.
Spanish trials: Top-eight squads
Athletes are ranked according to results of the second trials ending on 19 December 2020.
- Miguel Alvarino Garcia
- Pablo Acha
- Daniel Castro
- Ken Sanchez Antoku
- Miquel Pifarre Trujullo
- Antonio Fernandez
- Yun Sanchez
- Carlos Iglesias
- Alicia Marin
- Monica Galisteo
- Elia Canales
- Ines de Velasco
- Nerea Lopez Sanchis
- Adriana Martin
- Sandra Cebrian Martinez
- Leyre Fernandez Infante
The archery competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games begin on 24 July.