The Women’s National Team completed its last training session on Friday before traveling to Tokyo. The national team has also used its last day in Spain to participate in the receptions for part of the Spanish Olympic delegation that have taken place in the Palacio de La Moncloa and the Palacio Real de El Pardo.
Laia Palau, Silvia Domínguez and coach Lucas Mondelo have attended the Women’s side who, along with other athletes from the Spanish delegation, started the morning by attending an event in which the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, and the Secretary of State for Sports, José Manuel Franco, fired the athletes.
After passing through La Moncloa, the delegation visited the Royal Palace of El Pardo. There, Their Majesties the Kings of Spain, Don Felipe VI and Doña Letizia, dedicated a few words of encouragement to the 321 athletes who will represent the country in Tokyo.
After the institutional visits, the team completed its last training session in the afternoon at the WiZink Center. The National Team directed by Lucas Mondelo will head to the Asian country this Saturday and will arrive on Sunday 18.
The players have not stopped showing their enthusiasm for participating in these Games. Alba Torrens, Laia Palau, Laura Gil, Leo Rodríguez, Silvia Domínguez and Astou Ndour travel with the memory of the silver harvested in Rio 2016. Tamara Abalde also has Olympic experience, participating in Beijing 2008 with Laia and Alba
Meanwhile, Cristina Ouviña, Maite Cazorla, María Conde, Queralt Casas, Raquel Carrera and will feel the excitement of living their first Olympic tournament in Tokyo.
On Friday, July 23, the long-awaited inauguration will take place. On July 26, the Women’s National Team will debut at the Saitama Super Arena against South Korea (03:00 in the morning from Sunday 25 to Monday 26).
That match will be followed by the contest against Serbia on July 29 at 10:20 am. The group stage will close on Sunday, August 1 with Canada-Spain (03:00 in the morning from Saturday 31 to Sunday 1).