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Olympic Games, Sailing | The Spanish fleet continues to be the main source of medals

Sailing is the most prolific Spanish Olympic sport. While others take the spotlights, the fleet, in the shadows, adds and continues. Incessant and constant, like the ant in the fable. The Joan Cardona bronze in Finn and that of Jordi Xammar Y Nicolas Rodriguez in 470 men expand a collection that already exceeds two dozen.

Candle (H) | Liberating Bronze! Cardona wins the first sailing medal

Candle | The tenth of Spain! Bronze for Xammar and Rodríguez in 470

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With 21 medals, this activity has been a source of metals for Spain. Furthermore, being almost 62% of them gold. Total, 13 have been the times that national sailors have heard the anthem from the top of the podium and 5 from second place.

The precursor Amat and the rise of Barcelona 1992

Santiago Amat was the pioneer, at a time when boats were raffled off before the regatta. They were different times, 1932, when the Barcelona started with a bronze -the only one up to this edition- in Los Angeles a path that the Cardona, Xammar, Rodríguez, Echegoyen, Barceló, Botín and company travel today.

JOAN CARDONA, THE AWARD FOR A LIFETIME AT THE MARJORDI XAMMAR AND NICOLÁS RODRÍGUEZ, BRONZE FOR AN UNEXPECTED HERO AND A DENTISTRY

Forty-four years we had to wait to reap another medal in this sport. Toño Gorostegui Y Pedro Millet, disciple of Amat, climbed to the second step in Montreal 1976. And since then, sailing has been one of the strengths of the Spanish expedition in the Olympic events.

From the first gold, of Jan Abascal Y Miguel Noguer in Moscow 1980, the fleet you just missed your appointment with the medals on Sydney 2000 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. In the rest of the Olympic participations of the last four decades, he had always contributed at least one athlete to the top of the podium, something that could not happen in Tokyo 2020.

Theresa Zabell Y Luis Doreste, with two golds each with different partners, they lead a fleet that was invincible in Barcelona 1992. There, the Spanish dominated the waters and the winds to add four gold metals and one silver.

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