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19 players who played the LF Endesa 20/21 will play the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with their respective teams. The Spanish league is the second league in the world with the most Olympic representation, surpassed only by the French (LFB), which has 23 players in the Games.
How could it be otherwise, the Spanish National Team is the squad with the most LF Endesa players. The growth of the league has meant the return of a large part of the national talent that was active abroad. Thus, nine of the twelve components of the national team play during the year in the first national competition.
In fact, all the players have already confirmed their continuity in LF Endesa: Maite Cazorla, Silvia Domínguez and Leonor Rodríguez will continue in the current champion Perfumerías Avenida. Laia Palau will continue in the Spar Girona and Laura Gil, Queralt Casas, Cristina Ouviña and Raquel Carrera They will do it in Valencia Basket. For his part Tamara abalde Kutxabank Araski has been replaced by Durán Maquinaria Ensino.
As for the players of other nationalities, Rebecca allen, who has also renewed his commitment to Valencia Basket, will play with one of the teams aspiring to everything, Australia.
LF Endesa is a great attraction for Belgian players, as four members of the team played in Spain last year. Heleen Nauwelaers (Tenerife), Jana raman (Movistar Students), Julie Vanloo (Casademont Zaragoza) and Antonia delaere (IDK Euskotren) lived the pre-Olympic year in our league. LF Challenge’s RACA Granada and Casademont Zaragoza have confirmed the signings of Nauwelaers and Delaere for the next campaign.
The Nigerian team also has several components that passed through Spain the previous year. One of the interior references of the African team and of the competition itself, Adaora Elonu, He was a member of Spar Girona for the last two years after several seasons at Perfumerías Avenida. For its part, Amy okonkwo has obtained the first call to represent his country for his great performances by the hand of Quesos el Pastor Zamarat.
Antonye Nyingifa It is the other component of Nigeria that has passed through Spain. After his stay at Durán Maquinaria Ensino Lugo and Movistar Estudiantes he has chosen to continue his career in Tenerife.
Another regular in the national league is the participation of a star from the United States Dream Team. Players of the stature of Maya Moore (Ros Casares 11/12) have passed through LF Endesa. The current player of the team with which the Americans will try to revalidate the gold, Jewell Loid, played at Perfumerías Avenida for two seasons (2018-2020).
The base of Spar Girona this campaign, Chelsea gray, will also participate in Tokyo 2020. Like her former teammate, Sonja Vasic, who will retire after these Olympic Games after two years at the Gironí club.