The Spanish technical swimming team qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo by occupying second place in the pre-Olympics held at the Sant Jordi swimming pool in Barcelona. The Spanish national team, who needed to be in the top three to get a pass, will return to the games after the huge disappointment caused by their absence in Rio 2016. Then they managed to finish only fifth in the Pre-Olympics also held in Rio. It was a step back after winning the bronze medal in London 2012 and the silver medal in Beijing 2008.
The Italian team won the pre-Olympic competition with a cumulative total of 184.02 points between Thursday’s technical routine and Friday’s free routine with an exercise titled Warriors, Last Fight. Spain, led by Una Carbonell after her birth in August, organized an exercise evoking the life of iguanas in the Galapagos Islands. He added a total of 182.85 points.
Greece Success, directed by Anna Taris
Third place went to Team Greece led by Catalan Ana Tarris, coach of Spain until shortly after the 2012 Olympics. Greece added 175.99 points and finished third in the Tokyo Olympics and third place fought with the United States team led by Andrea. Fuentes, one of the best swimmers in the history of Spanish artistic swimming. The United States finished with 175.78 points.
Spain’s ranking in technical swimming extends Spain’s success in team sports. In Tokyo, it will be represented by 12 teams, men’s and women’s basketball, handball, water polo, field hockey, gymnastics, as well as the men’s soccer team and the women’s technical swimming team.