News : The Spanish team for a Relay World Cup with an Olympic award
The Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) confirmed this Tuesday the participation of five relay teams in the World Championships in Chorzow (Poland), where they will seek to finish in the top eight and get a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics.
Spain youThere will be representation in the male and female 4x100m, male and female 4 × 400 relays, as well as in the mixed 4 × 400 relay, in this World Cup event that will be held at the Silesia stadium on May 1 and 2.
Third historical participation
It will be the third time that Spanish athletics attend this competition, after its creation in 2014. After not participating in the 2017 and 2019 editions, the national team will return to the World Relay Championships in search of Olympic qualification.
“For it, 26 athletes will travel, the largest delegation in history for this competition, after the twelve-man team that competed in Nassau in 2015 and the four that did so in 2016. Furthermore, it will be the first time that the women’s team has participated in a World Relays ”, reported the RFEA.
The Bird, in the 4 × 100
Of the 26 athletes traveling to Silesia, five men and five women will do so to compete in the 4 × 100. Those summoned are Jesús Gómez, José González, Sergio López, Pol Retamal and Ángel David Rodríguez, in men; and Estela García, Cristina Lara, Sonia Molina, María Isabel Pérez and Paula Sevilla, in women.
For the 4 × 400, eight men and eight women will travel, who will compete in the mixed relay or in the male and female relay. The final decision will be made by coach José Peiró once the team is in Silesia.
Husillos, Samu García and Bokesa lead the 400
Julio Arenas, Lucas Búa, Darwin Andrés Echeverry, Bernat Erta, Samuel García, Manuel Guijarro, Óscar Husillos and Adrián Rocandio were summoned for the 4x400m, as well as Carmen Avilés, Aauri Lorena Bokesa, Laura Bueno, Bárbara Camblor, Sara Gallego, Andrea Jiménez , Herminia Parra and Carmen Sánchez.
The top ten in the 4 × 100 and 4 × 400 and the top 12 in the 4 × 400 mixed relay will also qualify for the 2022 Oregon World Cups.