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This has been the day of the Spaniards: Adriana Cerezo opens the medal table

Quiles falls in the first fight

The boxer Jose Quiles he couldn’t beat Irishman Kurt Anthony Walker in his first bout in the men’s bantamweight class.

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Judo, jinx

The Spanish judo will have to continue waiting to reap the coveted Olympic medal that has been resisting him for 21 years, after seeing as two of his main assets, the Madrid Fran Garrigós and the Cordoba Julia Figueroa, said goodbye to the Japanese capital. Garrigós against Frenchman Luka Mkheidze, while Figueroa did it in the round of 16. In the previous round, there was.

Robles and Xiao, to the second round; Dvorak, eliminated

In table tennis, the girl Gaul Dvorak she lost her first round match to American Juan Liu. For their part, the other two national representatives in this sport did obtain the passport to the second round of the tournament. Alvaro Robles defeated the Argentine Gastón Alto, while Maria Xiao He did the same against Kazakh Anastassiya Lavrova.

Road cycling disappointment

After being able to compete in the road cycling test after having detected a positive from a member of the medical team, the Spanish cyclists were not eligible for a medal in a test in which Alejandro Valverde, the main asset, was cut off at 90 kilometers to go. Gorka Izagirre, in 23rd position, he was the best classified Spaniard.

Cycling | Valverde suffers 90 km from the finish line and cannot follow the peloton

Tables in hockey

Spain and Argentina drew (1-1) in their debut at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in a match in which the reigning Olympic champions took the lead in the second quarter and saw their advantage annulled when Pau Quemada tied from a penalty corner a few minutes away end.

Field hockey | Argentina-Spain: Quemada saves a high tension match (1-1)

Taekwondo brings the first medal

The Spanish taekwondo Adriana Cerezo Iglesias she became the main protagonist of the day by getting the first medal for Spain. The Madrilenian could not complete the feat of getting the gold medal after receiving a trunk a few seconds to the end of the fight that gave victory to her rival, the Thai Panipak Wongpattanakit.

Taekwondo | Adriana Cerezo hangs a bittersweet silver medal

Cerezo had given the surprise and slipped into the quarterfinals of the category of up to 49 kilos after beating the world number 2, the Serbian Tijana Bogdanovic and later got rid of the Chinese Jingyu Wu and the Turkish Rukiye Yildrim in the semifinals. In her Olympic debut, the 17-year-old taekwondo player who arrived in the Japanese capital with the confidence that gave her gold in the 2021 European Championship.

The other Spanish representative of the day, Adrián Vicente, overcame his first fight but was defeated in the quarterfinals against the Korean Jun Jang.

Zapata, to the final on the ground

The Spanish gymnast Ray Zapata He will play the floor final of the Tokyo Olympic Games on August 1, with many possibilities of winning a medal, after signing the fourth best mark in the qualifying round. In the team competition, on the other hand, the team led by Fernando Siscar finished the day in twelfth place, four places from the final and, what is worse, many points away. Joel silver he was a breath away from the absolute individual final, only 34 thousandths, and will be the first reserve.

Gymnastics | Zapata: “I have room for improvement, I can be on the podium”

Heads and tails in tennis

Alexander Davidovich had the dream Olympic debut. The man from Malaga beat Portuguese Pedro Sousa 6-3, 6-0. Worst luck ran Roberto Carballés, who succumbed to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3 and 6-2 and Pablo Andújar, which was defeated by Frenchman Ugo Humbert 7-6 (3) and 6-1. The fourth Spanish representative in the men’s box, Pablo Carreño, defeated American Tennys Sandgren 7-5 and 6-2. In the female box, Paula Badosa managed to overcome a disputed match against the French Kristina Mladenovic by 6-7 (4), 6-3 and 6-0 and get the pass to the second round of the tournament. The Spanish couple formed by Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla SuárezShe defeated Belgians Elise Mertens and Alison Van Uytvanck on the fast track by 6-3 and 7-6 (4).

Paula Badosa: “I am very proud of the step forward mentally”

Rowing semis

The two Spanish couples of two without a helmsman, Aina Cid and Virginia Díaz, Y Jaime Canalejo and Javier García, had their disparate debut at Tokyo 2020, with the former achieving their pass to the semifinals and the latter, instead, having to seek that round in a play-off, as well as Caetano Horta and Manel Balastegui in double scull.

No luck in badminton

The only Spanish representative in the women’s team, Clara Azurmendi, lost her first match in the group stage against South Korea’s Seyoung An in two sets and this Wednesday she will be able to compensate against Nigerian Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan.

Defeat of the Herrera-Gavira couple

The Spanish Pablo Herrera Y Adrian Gavira, two classics of the Olympic events, could not start their career in the tournament with victory. They were defeated in straight sets against the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) pair made up of Ilya Leshukov and Konstantin Semenov.

Good feelings in the riding team

The spanish set dressage team made the sixth best score of the day. In the individual dressage section, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat made the third best mark in its group, while Jose Antonio Garcia Mena ranked sixth in their group.

Agony with sweet taste in handball

The Spanish handball team began the path to the long-awaited Olympic gold, the only title that the “Hispanics” lack in the record, with an agonizing 27-28 victory over Germany in their debut at the Olympic Games. Those of Jordi Ribera could not claim victory until the last second, when they saw how Philip Weber’s last final shot, with the clock at zero, went over the goal of Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas.

Handball | Germany-Spain: The ‘Hispanos’ achieve their first victory (27-28)

Historic women’s water polo

The women’s water polo medley scored the biggest ever win in an Olympic match by showing no mercy to South Africa’s debutants. Miki Oca’s team won 4-29 in a clash where the young woman pointed ways Elena Ruiz placeholder image, 16, author of five goals.

Water polo | South Africa-Spain summary: The biggest win in history as a presentation (4-29)

Mireia, to the final; Pons, record of Spain

Mireia Belmonte She starred in a great comeback in the final part of the third series of the 400 meters styles, to finish in third position and beat the Hungarian Katinka Hosszu by 13 hundredths and will be in the final of the test. For its part, Joan Lluís Pons he managed to beat the Spanish record, but was at the gates of the final with the 15th fastest time.

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