Oumaiz, the Spanish pearl that will focus the spotlight on the Lisbon European
The Spanish team that will travel to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon to contest the 26th edition of the European Cross Championship, next December 8, it will be composed of cuarenta athletes, half of them being men and the other half women.
Oumaiz, the best so far in the national cros
Ouassim Oumaiz It will be the big name of the list. The 20-year-old national athlete, who this year has been proclaimed champion of the Atapuerca International Cross and finished fourth on Soria International Cross, it will search in its jump to the absolute category to repeat the silver medal conquered in the 2018 edition in sub-20 category.
As for the men's call repeat Antonio Abadía and Fernando Carro. The Aragonese will participate for the ninth time in a continental cross-country event, in which he competed for the first time in 2008 in the U-20 category. For his part, for Madrid, who broke the national record in the 3,000 obstacles, it will be his second cross competition as an absolute, and the sixth in total, after which in 2010 he will debut in sub-20.
Carlos Mayo, Hamid Ben Daoud and Nassim Hassaous They are the three athletes who complete the men's absolute list offered by the national coach José Peiró and the sports director Antonio Sánchez. Together they will seek to overcome the fourth place in teams conquered in 2018 in the Dutch town of Tilburg.
María José Pérez repeats participation
As with Antonio Abadía and Fernando Carro, María José Pérez She will be the only woman to repeat in the absolute feminine category with respect to the previous edition. In the Portuguese capital, the Castilian-La Mancha athlete will take the start in a cross-country European for the eighth time, after his debut in 2010 as a sub-20.
Together with María José they will also be in Lisbon Azucena Díaz, Ana Lozano, Teresa Urbina, Cristina Espejo and Irene Sánchez. The first four already know what it is to participate in this competition, while the last of these will make its debut in the absolute category. These six athletes will fight to improve the sixth place achieved last year.
For its part, the mixed relay team, current European champion and bronze medal in Samorín 2017, will be composed of Esther Guerrero and Solagne Andreia, members of the group that achieved the two successes mentioned, and Pablo Sánchez and Sergio Jiménez, debutants in the competition, according to the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation.
The U23 defend silver and bronze
The Spanish sub-23 category, which was the one that obtained the best results in teams in 2018, where the women conquered the silver medal and the men climbed on third step of the podium, will seek to match or even improve those results with two groups of guarantees.
Celia Antón, Isabel Barreiro, Cristina Ruiz, Uxia Pérez and Laia Casajoana they will form the female ensemble while Tariku Novales, Ignacio Fontes, Said Mechaal, Abdessamad Oukhelfen, Sergio Alegre and Hamza Ardjoun They will make up the masculine.
Meanwhile, in the U-20 category the Spanish representatives will be Elia Saura, Andrea Romero, Maite González, Carla Arce, María Forero and Ángela Viciosto, in the women's competition and Miguel Baidal, Alejandro Quijada, Hicham Serroukh, Pol Oriach, Hugo de Miguel and Adam Maijor, in masculine.