FER Agenda: A weekend of challenges arrives at cruising speed

In chronological order, the first event to claim attention is the European Paralympic Athletics, a tournament that started last Tuesday and ends this Saturday in Poland.

At the moment, the FER delegation has already achieved two podiums. Last Tuesday, Kim López won the gold medal in the F12 shot put. In addition, with a world record included (17.02m). And this morning, the 17-year-old Nagore Folgado, 17, was proclaimed continental champion in the T12 100m sprint (the best of the 6 participants in the test) and confirmed that she is one of the great promises of Valencian adapted athletics and Spanish.

Between this Friday and tomorrow Saturday, two other clear podium options arrive: this afternoon, turn to Hector Cabrera, in the javelin throw F13; tomorrow, time for Iván Cano, in the long jump T13. They both aim for the best. In fact, both defend their respective golds, reached at the 2018 Berlin European Championship.

The imminent weekend offers a second European Championship. In this case, the field hockey in Holland. The Spanish team, in whose ranks Lola Riera is, is one of the eight teams participating in the event.

The “redsticks” come from achieving brilliant international successes in previous years: bronze at the 2016 World Cup, bronze at the 2019 European Championship. In addition, are already qualified for the Olympics.

Despite the imminence of the big date in Japan, Lola Riera and her companions are not going to reserve energy and face this continental contest with the maximum of ambitions. Spain shares the group with Scotland, the rival of the first game, tomorrow Saturday, the Netherlands and Ireland. After a league, the first two classified go to the semifinals.

From the European Championships to a world. Barely a month and a half remain before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. And ahead, a single event for judo to close its Olympic classification: the World Championship, scheduled in Budapest from June 6 to 12.

Three athletes from the FER Project travel to the Hungarian capital: Julia Figueroa, Ana Pérez Box and Salvador Cases. The two women are preparing to permanently stamp their passport for Tokyo, a ticket that is almost a reality.

Meanwhile, the young judoka from Alicante faces a new opportunity to relaunch his career, exempt from good news for some time now, and to achieve that great international result that resists so much. Julia Figueroa competes this Sunday. Ana, Monday; and Salvador, on Tuesday.

Still in an international key, two contests stand out. In beach volleyball, the World Tour 4 Stars of Ostrava, in the Czech Republic. It is the last scoring tournament for the Olympic ranking and has the presence of Liliana Fernández and Pablo Herrera.

At the moment, in the group stage, a victory and a defeat for Liliana, who today faces the crossing of the round of 32. Today, Pablo comes into action, who this Sunday, except for an unlikely combination of results, will celebrate its fifth Olympic participation.

Furthermore, almost eight months after his last appearance, Hector Catalá compete again. Serra’s paratriathlete will play the World Series in Leeds, in England. This test and next week’s World Cup in Besançon, France, are the only two quality tests before participating in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Finally, two absolute Spanish Championships in the national territory. On one side, Manuel Bargues He is one of the great contenders for gold (at least for the podium) in the National Fencing tournament, which is going to take place in Madrid.

By last, Francisco Javier Olivares and Carlos Sánchez-Alarcos They dispute the Spanish Badminton Championship. Although they also participate in the singles tournament, their main hopes for a brilliant result are pinned in the doubles draw.


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