Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Spain at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of Spain.svg
IOC codeESP
NOCSpanish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.coe.es (in Spanish)
in London
Competitors278 in 23 sports
Flag bearer Pau Gasol (opening) [1]
Saúl Craviotto (closing)[2]
Medals
Ranked 17th
Gold
4
Silver
10
Bronze
5
Total
19
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Spain competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This nation has competed in all but two Summer Olympic Games since its official debut in 1920. Spain boycotted two editions, the 1936 Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany and the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, as a protest against the Soviet invasion of Hungary. In 2012, the Spanish Olympic Committee sent the nation's smallest delegation to the Games since 1988. A total of 278 athletes, 166 men and 112 women, competed in 23 sports.

Spain left London with a total of 17 Olympic medals (3 gold, 10 silver, and 4 bronze), failing short of the total achieved in Beijing by a single medal. Three of the medals were awarded in taekwondo and canoeing, and two each in sailing, swimming, and synchronized swimming. Three Spanish athletes won more than a single medal in London, while all of their competitors in synchronized swimming and taekwondo won at least one medal. Spain's competitors in team sports also proved successful in London, as the women's handball and water polo teams won silver and bronze medals respectively. The men's basketball team managed to repeat its silver medal from Beijing. Spain, however, did not win an Olympic medal in tennis for the first time since it was reintroduced as a full-medal sport in 1988, and in cycling for the first time since that same year. On 21 November 2016, a fourth gold medal was assigned to Spain's Lidia Valentín in Weightlifting (Women's 75 kg) after the IOC disqualified the original medallists in the event for failing doping tests at the Games.[3]

Among the nation's medallists were sailor Marina Alabau in women's windsurfing, and sprint kayaker Saúl Craviotto, who previously won gold in Beijing. Three athletes won Spain's first ever Olympic medals in their respective disciplines: triathlete Javier Gómez Noya, slalom kayaker Maialen Chourraut, and freestyle wrestler Maider Unda. Sprint canoer David Cal, who won silver in London, became the first Spanish athlete in history to win a total of five Olympic medals.[4] Meanwhile, Mireia Belmonte became the first Spanish swimmer in history to win two Olympic medals.

Medalists[edit]

Delegation[edit]

The Spanish Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Español, COE) selected a team of 278 athletes, 166 men and 112 women, to compete in 23 sports; it was the nation's sixth-largest team sent to the Olympics, but the smallest since 1988. Spain did not qualify athletes in fencing, modern pentathlon, and rowing, but there was only a single competitor in women's freestyle wrestling. Athletics was the largest team by sport, with a total of 46 competitors.

The Spanish team featured several Olympic medalists from Beijing, including sailors Iker Martínez and Xabier Fernández in the open skiff class, and sprint canoer David Cal, who won the silver in two of his events. Race walker Jesús Ángel García became the second Spanish athlete to compete in six Olympic games, tying the record set by former water polo player Manuel Estiarte. Meanwhile, another race walker María Vasco, and field hockey player Pablo Amat competed at their fifth Olympics. Table tennis player He Zhi Wen, at age 50, was the oldest athlete of the team, while rhythmic gymnast Lourdes Mohedano was the youngest at age 17.

Other notable Spanish athletes featured sprint kayaker and two-time world champion Saúl Craviotto, swimmer Mireia Belmonte in the women's medley, butterfly, and freestyle events, tennis doubles specialist Anabel Medina Garrigues, and NBA basketball players Victor Claver and Serge Ibaka. Former world number-one male tennis player and defending Olympic champion Rafael Nadal was initially selected by the committee to carry the nation's flag, but he later withdrew from the Games because of an undisclosed injury.[5] On 20 July 2012, NBA basketball star Pau Gasol, who led his team by winning the silver medal in Beijing, replaced Nadal as Spain's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[6]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games. Note that reserves for fencing, field hockey, football, and handball are not counted as athletes:

Sport Men Women Total
Archery 1 1 2
Athletics 27 19 46
Badminton 1 1 2
Basketball 12 0 12
Boxing 2 0 2
Canoeing 6 2 8
Cycling 15 1 16
Diving 1 1 2
Field hockey 16 0 16
Football 18 0 18
Gymnastics 5 8 13
Judo 2 4 6
Sailing 7 7 14
Shooting 6 2 8
Swimming 3 11 14
Synchronized swimming 0 9 9
Table tennis 2 3 5
Taekwondo 2 1 3
Tennis 6 6 12
Triathlon 3 3 6
Volleyball 2 2 4
Water polo 13 13 26
Weightlifting 1 1 2
Wrestling 0 1 1
Total 166 112 278

Archery[edit]

Spain had qualified one archer each in the men's and women's individual events.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Elías Cuesta Men's individual 660 41  Ivashko (UKR) (24)
L 4–6
Did not advance
Iria Grandal Women's individual 618 53  Rendón (COL) (12)
W 6–5
 Choi H-J (KOR) (21)
L 5–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Spanish athletes qualified standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[7][8]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Carles Castillejo in men's marathon
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ángel David Rodríguez 100 m Bye 10.34 5 Did not advance
Kevin López 800 m 1:48.27 3 Q N/A 1:46.66 6 Did not advance
Luis Alberto Marco 1:46.86 3 Q N/A 1:46.19 6 Did not advance
Antonio Manuel Reina 1:47.44 3 Q N/A 1:45.84 6 Did not advance
David Bustos 1500 m 3:41.34 8 N/A Did not advance
Álvaro Rodríguez 3:41.54 12 N/A Did not advance
Diego Ruiz 3:41.52 7 N/A Did not advance
Ayad Lamdassen 10000 m N/A 28:49.85 23
Jackson Quiñónez 110 m hurdles 13.76 4 N/A Did not advance
Víctor García 3000 m steeplechase DNF N/A Did not advance
Abdelaziz Merzougui 8:58.20 12 N/A Did not advance
Ángel Mullera 8:38.07 11 N/A Did not advance
Ignacio Cáceres Marathon N/A 2:17:11 31
Carles Castillejo N/A 2:16:17 24
José Carlos Hernández N/A 2:17:48 34
Miguel Ángel López 20 km walk N/A 1:19:49 5
Álvaro Martín N/A DNF
Jesús Ángel García 50 km walk N/A 3:48:32 20
Mikel Odriozola N/A 4:02:48 42
Benjamín Sánchez N/A 4:14:40 50
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Igor Bychkov Pole vault 5.50 =9 q 5.50 12
Eusebio Cáceres Long jump 7.92 14 Did not advance
Luis Felipe Méliz NM Did not advance
Borja Vivas Shot put 18.88 31 Did not advance
Frank Casañas Discus throw 63.76 11 q 65.56 7
Mario Pestano 63.40 14 Did not advance
Javier Cienfuegos Hammer throw 73.73 16 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Aauri Bokesa 400 m 53.67 6 Did not advance
Nuria Fernández 1500 m 4:13.72 4 Q 4:06.57 10 Did not advance
Isabel Macías 4:13.07 12 Did not advance
Natalia Rodríguez 4:16.18 14 Did not advance
Judit Plá 5000 m 15:20.39 12 N/A Did not advance
Marta Domínguez 3000 m steeplechase 9:29.71 4 Q N/A 9:36.45 12
Diana Martín 9:35.77 8 N/A Did not advance
Alessandra Aguilar Marathon N/A 2:29:19 26
Elena María Espeso N/A 2:36:12 61
Vanessa Veiga N/A 2:46:53 97
Beatriz Pascual 20 km walk N/A 1:27:56 8
María José Poves N/A 1:29:36 12
María Vasco N/A 1:28:14 10
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ruth Beitia High jump 1.93 =2 q 2.00 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Concepción Montaner Long jump 6.30 19 Did not advance
Patricia Sarrapio Triple jump 13.64 26 Did not advance
Úrsula Ruiz Shot put 17.99 17 Did not advance
Berta Castells Hammer throw 68.41 21 Did not advance
Noraida Bicet Javelin throw 57.77 25 Did not advance

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Pablo Abián Men's singles  Hidayat (INA)
L 20–22, 11–21
 Koukal (CZE)
W 21–17, 16–21, 21–16
2 Did not advance
Carolina Marín Women's singles  Li Xr (CHN)
L 13–21, 11–21
 Rivero (PER)
W 21–17, 21–7
2 Did not advance

Basketball[edit]

Spain's men basketball team qualified for the event by reaching the final of the EuroBasket 2011.[9]

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 12 players

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Spain roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[10]

Spain men's national basketball team – 2012 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PF 4 Gasol, Pau 32 – (1980-07-06)6 July 1980 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Los Angeles Lakers United States
SF 5 Fernández, Rudy 27 – (1985-04-04)4 April 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Real Madrid Baloncesto Spain
PG 6 Rodríguez, Sergio 26 – (1986-06-12)12 June 1986 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Real Madrid Baloncesto Spain
SG 7 Navarro, Juan Carlos (C) 32 – (1980-06-13)13 June 1980 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) FC Barcelona Bàsquet Spain
PG 8 Calderón, José 30 – (1981-09-28)28 September 1981 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Toronto Raptors Canada
C 9 Reyes, Felipe 32 – (1980-03-16)16 March 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Real Madrid Baloncesto Spain
SF 10 Claver, Víctor 23 – (1988-08-30)30 August 1988 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Portland Trail Blazers United States
SF 11 San Emeterio, Fernando 28 – (1984-01-01)1 January 1984 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Caja Laboral Baskonia Spain
SG 12 Llull, Sergio 24 – (1987-11-15)15 November 1987 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Real Madrid Baloncesto Spain
C 13 Gasol, Marc 27 – (1985-01-29)29 January 1985 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) Memphis Grizzlies United States
PF 14 Ibaka, Serge 23 – (1989-07-18)18 July 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Oklahoma City Thunder United States
PG 15 Sada, Víctor 28 – (1984-03-08)8 March 1984 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) FC Barcelona Bàsquet Spain
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 29 July 2012
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tiebreaker
 Russia 5 4 1 400 359 +41 9 1–0
 Brazil 5 4 1 402 349 +53 9 0–1
 Spain 5 3 2 414 394 +20 8 1–0
 Australia 5 3 2 410 373 +37 8 0–1
 Great Britain 5 1 4 380 405 −25 6
 China 5 0 5 313 439 −126 5
29 July 2012
16:45
Spain  97–81  China
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 34–24, 16–19, 28–21
Pts: P. Gasol 21
Rebs: P. Gasol 11
Asts: M. Gasol 5
Pts: Yi Jianlian 30
Rebs: Yi Jianlian 12
Asts: Chen Jianghua 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Felicia Grinter (USA), Fernando Sampietro (ARG)
31 July 2012
11:15
Australia  70–82  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 19–14, 13–23, 10–26, 28–19
Pts: Ingles 12
Rebs: Andersen 7
Asts: Dellavedova 4
Pts: P. Gasol 20
Rebs: Reyes 12
Asts: three players 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Borys Ryschyk (UKR), José Carrion (PUR)
2 August 2012
20:00
Spain  79–78  Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 24–15, 13–14, 24–19, 18–30
Pts: Calderón 19
Rebs: San Emeterio 10
Asts: Fernández 7
Pts: Deng 26
Rebs: Deng 9
Asts: Deng 7
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Bill Kennedy (USA), Saša Pukl (SLO), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)
4 August 2012
11:15
Russia  77–74  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 11–28, 21–12, 24–13, 21–21
Pts: Fridzon 24
Rebs: Mozgov 9
Asts: Ponkrashov 11
Pts: P. Gasol 20
Rebs: M. Gasol 9
Asts: Rodríguez, Calderón 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Fernando Sampietro (ARG)
6 August 2012
20:00
Spain  82–88  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 26–17, 18–21, 22–19, 16–31
Pts: P. Gasol 25
Rebs: P. Gasol 7
Asts: three players 4
Pts: Barbosa 23
Rebs: Varejão 7
Asts: Huertas 6
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Pablo Estévez (ARG), Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Robert Lottermoser (GER)
Quarter-final
8 August 2012
16:15
France  59–66  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 22–17, 15–17, 16–17, 6–15
Pts: Parker, Diaw 15
Rebs: Diaw 8
Asts: Diaw 5
Pts: M. Gasol 14
Rebs: P. Gasol 11
Asts: P. Gasol, Fernández 3
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Bill Kennedy (USA), Christos Christodoulou (GRE)
Semi-final
10 August 2012
17:00
Spain  67–59  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 9–12, 11–19, 26–15, 21–13
Pts: P. Gasol 16
Rebs: P. Gasol 12
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Kaun 14
Rebs: Kirilenko 8
Asts: Shved 7
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Ilija Belošević (SRB), Marcos Benito (BRA)
Gold medal match
12 August 2012
15:00
1st place, gold medalist(s) United States 107–100  Spain 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Scoring by quarter: 35–27, 24–31, 24–24, 24–18
Pts: Durant 30
Rebs: Durant, Love 9
Asts: James 4
Pts: P. Gasol 24
Rebs: Ibaka 9
Asts: P. Gasol 7
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Michael Aylen (AUS)

Boxing[edit]

Spain qualified boxers for the following events.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
José Kelvin de la Nieve Light flyweight  Quipo (ECU)
L 11–14
Did not advance
Jonathan Alonso Light welterweight  Tolouti (IRI)
L 12–16
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Spain qualified boats for the following events.

Maialen Chourraut in K-1 semifinal
Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ander Elosegi Men's C-1 93.24 2 96.60 8 93.24 6 Q 104.04 4 Q 102.61 4
Samuel Hernanz Men's K-1 87.07 1 91.25 12 87.07 3 Q 97.18 4 Q 96.95 5
Maialen Chourraut Women's K-1 98.75 1 107.91 10 98.75 1 Q 108.34 2 Q 106.87 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Sprint[edit]

Spain qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Alfonso Benavides Men's C-1 200 m 40.993 1 Q 40.619 2 FA 43.038 4
David Cal Men's C-1 1000 m 3:54.590 1 Q 3:52.767 3 FA 3:48.053 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Saúl Craviotto Men's K-1 200 m 35.552 1 Q 35.597 2 FA 36.540 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Francisco Cubelos Men's K-1 1000 m 3:37.791 5 Q 3:31.833 4 FA 3:32.521 7
María Teresa Portela Women's K-1 200 m 41.263 1 Q 40.898 2 FA 45.326 4

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Spain qualified riders for the following events.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Jonathan Castroviejo Men's road race 5:46:13 26
Men's time trial 53:29.36 9
José Joaquín Rojas Men's road race 5:46:37 44
Luis León Sánchez Men's road race 5:46:05 14
Men's time trial 56:59.16 32
Alejandro Valverde Men's road race 5:46:05 18
Francisco Ventoso 5:46:37 31

Track[edit]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Hodei Mazquiarán Men's sprint 10.604
67.898
16  Perkins (AUS)
L
 Esterhuizen (RSA)
 Zhang M (CHN)
L
Did not advance
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Pablo Aitor Bernal
Sebastian Vedri
David Muntaner
Albert Torres
Men's team pursuit 4:02.113 6 Q  Colombia (COL)
3:59.520
6  Denmark (DEN)
4:02.746
6
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Juan Peralta Men's keirin 3 2 Q 5 10
Omnium
Athlete Event Flying lap Points race Elimination race Individual pursuit Scratch race Time trial Total points Rank
Time Rank Points Rank Rank Result Rank Rank Time Rank
Eloy Teruel Men's omnium 13.655 14 55 3 17 4:29.874 9 2 1:05.463 14 59 9
Leire Olaberría Women's omnium 14.463 6 3 12 12 3:46.317 14 16 36.393 8 69 13

Mountain biking[edit]

Sergio Mantecón Gutiérrez in men's cross-country race
Athlete Event Time Rank
Carlos Coloma Nicolás Men's cross-country 1:30:07 6
José Antonio Hermida 1:29:36 4
Sergio Mantecón Gutiérrez 1:33:46 22

Diving[edit]

Spain qualified two divers:

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Javier Illana 3 m springboard 460.35 8 Q 458.05 10 Q 371.60 12
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jenifer Benítez 3 m springboard 224.60 30 Did not advance

Equestrian[edit]

Dressage[edit]

Spain qualified one team and three individual quota places after finishing in fifth place at the 2011 European Dressage Championship.

Athlete Horse Event Grand Prix Grand Prix Special Grand Prix Freestyle Overall
Score Rank Score Rank Technical Artistic Overall Score Rank
Morgan Barbançon Painted Black Individual 72.751 19 Q 71.556 23 Did not advance
Jose Daniel Martín Dockx Grandioso 69.043 39 Q 69.286 29 Did not advance
Juan Manuel Muñoz Fuego XII 75.608 10 Q 75.476 11 Q 74.786 83.857 79.321 10
Morgan Barbançon
Jose Daniel Martín Dockx
Juan Manuel Muñoz
See above Team 72.467 6 72.106 6 N/A 72.287 7

Field hockey[edit]

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 16 players

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Spain roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[11][permanent dead link]

Head Coach: Dani Martín

Spain national field hockey team before their game with Australia in the 2012 Olympics.


Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 5 3 2 0 23 5 +18 11 Semi-finals
2  Great Britain (H) 5 2 3 0 14 8 +6 9
3  Spain 5 2 2 1 8 10 −2 8 Fifth place game
4  Pakistan 5 2 1 2 9 16 −7 7 Seventh place game
5  Argentina 5 1 1 3 10 14 −4 4 Ninth place game
6  South Africa 5 0 1 4 11 22 −11 1 Eleventh place game
Source: FIH
(H) Host
30 July 2012
13:45
Spain  1–1  Pakistan
Quemada Goal 47' Report Butt Goal 46'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
Nigel Iggo (NZL)
1 August 2012
08:30
Spain  0–5  Australia
Report Ford Goal 9'
Butturini Goal 14'
Orchard Goal 29'
Turner Goal 40'
Ockenden Goal 69'
Umpires:
Kim Hong-lae (KOR)
Christian Blasch (GER)
3 August 2012
19:00
South Africa  2–3  Spain
Reid-Ross Goal 26'
Norris-Jones Goal 63'
Report Salles Goal 30'
Quemada Goal 42'
Delas Goal 55'
Umpires:
German Montes de Oca (ARG)
Tim Pullman (AUS)
5 August 2012
21:15
Argentina  1–3  Spain
L. Vila Goal 55' Report Quemada Goal 66'
Delas Goal 67'
Tubau Goal 70'
Umpires:
Hamish Jamson (GBR)
Tim Pullman (AUS)
7 August 2012
19:00
Spain  1–1  Great Britain
Quemada Goal 55' Report Jackson Goal 33'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
John Wright (RSA)
5th/6th place game
11 August 2012
11:30
Spain  2–5  Belgium
Alegre Goal 19'
Tubau Goal 61'
Report Dekeyser Goal 3'
Boon Goal 21'32'
Van Aubel Goal 24'
Briels Goal 52'
Umpires:
Roel van Eert (NED)
Colin Hutchinson (IRL)

Football[edit]

Spain's men football team qualified for the event by reaching the final of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[12]

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 18 players

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Spain squad in the men's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[13][14]

Coach: Luis Milla

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK David de Gea (1990-11-07)7 November 1990 (aged 21) 2 0 England Manchester United
2 2DF César Azpilicueta (1989-08-28)28 August 1989 (aged 22) 3 0 France Marseille
3 2DF Álvaro Domínguez (1989-05-15)15 May 1989 (aged 23) 3 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
4 3MF Javi Martínez* (c) (1988-09-02)2 September 1988 (aged 23) 1 1 Spain Athletic Bilbao
5 2DF Iñigo Martínez (1991-05-17)17 May 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 Spain Real Sociedad
6 2DF Jordi Alba (1989-03-21)21 March 1989 (aged 23) 1 0 Spain Barcelona
7 4FW Adrián López* (1988-01-08)8 January 1988 (aged 24) 2 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
8 3MF Iker Muniain (1992-12-19)19 December 1992 (aged 19) 1 0 Spain Athletic Bilbao
9 4FW Rodrigo (1991-03-06)6 March 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 Portugal Benfica
10 3MF Juan Mata* (1988-04-28)28 April 1988 (aged 24) 1 0 England Chelsea
11 3MF Koke (1992-01-08)8 January 1992 (aged 20) 3 1 Spain Atlético Madrid
12 2DF Martín Montoya (1991-04-14)14 April 1991 (aged 21) 3 0 Spain Barcelona
13 2DF Alberto Botía (1989-01-27)27 January 1989 (aged 23) 2 0 Spain Sporting Gijón
14 3MF Oriol Romeu (1991-09-24)24 September 1991 (aged 20) 3 0 England Chelsea
15 3MF Isco (1992-04-21)21 April 1992 (aged 20) 2 0 Spain Málaga
16 4FW Cristian Tello (1991-08-11)11 August 1991 (aged 20) 3 0 Spain Barcelona
17 3MF Ander Herrera (1989-08-14)14 August 1989 (aged 22) 2 0 Spain Athletic Bilbao
18 1GK Diego Mariño (1990-05-09)9 May 1990 (aged 22) 3 0 Spain Villarreal

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7 Qualified for knockout stage
2  Honduras 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Morocco 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
4  Spain 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
Source: [15]
Spain 0–1 Japan
Report Ōtsu Goal 34'
Attendance: 37,726[16]
Spain 0–1 Honduras
Report Bengtson Goal 7'
Attendance: 26,523[17]
Referee: Juan Soto (Venezuela)
Spain 0–0 Morocco
Report
Attendance: 35,973[18]

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Isaac Botella Pérez Team 14.033 12.900 N/A 15.866 Q N/A Did not advance
Javier Gómez Fuertes 14.833 13.833 13.900 15.958 15.066 14.533 88.123 16 Q
Fabián González 15.266 14.733 14.033 16.000 13.333 15.000 88.365 15 Q
Rubén López N/A N/A 14.900 N/A 14.733 14.300 N/A
Sergio Muñoz 14.600 14.000 13.966 16.000 13.833 13.266 85.665 26
Total 44.699 42.566 42.899 47.958 43.632 43.833 265.587 9
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Isaac Botella Pérez Vault N/A 15.866 N/A 15.866 6
Javier Gómez Fuertes All-around 14.266 12.433 14.800 15.466 14.733 12.733 84.431 23
Fabián González 14.600 14.733 13.966 16.133 14.400 15.166 88.998 9
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Ana María Izurieta All-around 14.133 14.800 12.600 12.000 53.533 33 Did not advance

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Carolina Rodríguez Individual 26.900 26.625 27.175 26.100 106.800 14 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank 5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank
Loreto Achaerandio
Sandra Aguilar
Elena López
Lourdes Mohedano
Alejandra Quereda
Lidia Redondo
Team 27.150 27.400 54.550 5 Q 27.400 27.550 54.950 4

Handball[edit]

  • Men's team event – 1 team of 14 players
  • Women's team event – 1 team of 14 players

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Spain roster in the men's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[19]

Head coaches: Valero Rivera

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK José Javier Hombrados (1972-04-07)7 April 1972 (aged 40) 1.96 m Spain Atlético Madrid
3 RB Eduardo Gurbindo (1987-11-08)8 November 1987 (aged 24) 1.95 m Spain BM Valladolid
4 RW Albert Rocas (1982-06-16)16 June 1982 (aged 30) 1.88 m Spain FC Barcelona
5 RB Jorge Maqueda (1988-02-06)6 February 1988 (aged 24) 1.97 m Spain BM Aragón
8 RW Víctor Tomás (1985-02-15)15 February 1985 (aged 27) 1.77 m Spain FC Barcelona
9 CB Raúl Entrerríos (1981-02-12)12 February 1981 (aged 31) 1.93 m Spain FC Barcelona
10 LB Mikel Aguirrezabalaga (1984-04-08)8 April 1984 (aged 28) 1.96 m Spain FC Barcelona
11 CB Daniel Sarmiento Melián (1983-08-25)25 August 1983 (aged 28) 1.88 m Spain FC Barcelona
13 P Julen Aguinagalde (1982-12-02)2 December 1982 (aged 29) 1.96 m Spain Atlético Madrid
15 LW Cristian Ugalde (1987-10-19)19 October 1987 (aged 24) 1.86 m Spain FC Barcelona
16 GK Árpád Sterbik (1979-11-20)20 November 1979 (aged 32) 2.00 m Spain Atlético Madrid
21 CB Joan Cañellas (1986-09-30)30 September 1986 (aged 25) 1.98 m Spain Atlético Madrid
24 LB Viran Morros (1983-12-15)15 December 1983 (aged 28) 1.99 m Spain FC Barcelona
30 P Gedeón Guardiola (1984-10-01)1 October 1984 (aged 27) 1.99 m Spain San Antonio
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 150 109 +41 10
 Denmark 5 4 0 1 124 129 −5 8
 Spain 5 3 0 2 140 126 +14 6
 Hungary 5 2 0 3 114 128 −14 4
 Serbia 5 1 0 4 120 131 −11 2
 South Korea 5 0 0 5 115 140 −25 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
29 July 2012
16:15
Spain  26 – 21  Serbia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,600[20]
Referees: Abrahamsen, Kristiansen (NOR)
Sarmiento Melián 5 (10–14) Ilić 6
Yellow card 5×Suspension Report Yellow card 5×Suspension
31 July 2012
19:30
Denmark  24 – 23  Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,368[21]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Hansen 8 (13–12) three players 4
Yellow card 6×Suspension Report Yellow card 1×Suspension
2 August 2012
09:30
Spain  33 – 29  South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,209[22]
Referees: Lazaar, Reveret (FRA)
Ugalde 6 (16–14) Lee Jae-woo 8
Yellow card 4×Suspension Report Yellow card 8×Suspension
4 August 2012
21:15
Hungary  22 – 33  Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,280[23]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Nagy 7 (13–16) Aguinagalde 9
Yellow card 4×Suspension Report Yellow card 4×Suspension
6 August 2012
19:30
Spain  25 – 30  Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,856[24]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Entrerríos, Tomás 5 (10–11) Čupić, Lacković 7
Yellow card 3×Suspension Report Yellow card 2×Suspension
Quarterfinal

8 August 2012
14:30
Spain  22 – 23  France Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 8,890[25]
Referees: Nikolić, Stojković (SRB)
Tomás 6 (12–9) Accambray 7
Yellow card 3×Suspension Report Yellow card 3×Suspension

Women's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Spanish roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[26]

Head coaches: Jorge Dueñas

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
2 RW Marta López (1990-02-04)4 February 1990 (aged 22) 1.65 m 0 0 Spain BM Alcobendas
3 CB Andrea Barnó (1980-01-04)4 January 1980 (aged 32) 1.75 m 0 0 Spain SD Itxako
4 RW Carmen Martín (1988-05-29)29 May 1988 (aged 24) 1.68 m 0 0 Spain SD Itxako
6 LB Nely Carla Alberto (1983-07-02)2 July 1983 (aged 29) 1.78 m 0 0 France Le Havre AC
7 LB Beatriz Fernández (1985-03-19)19 March 1985 (aged 27) 1.80 m 0 0 Spain Bera Bera BM
8 P Verónica Cuadrado (1979-03-08)8 March 1979 (aged 33) 1.84 m 0 0 Denmark Randers HK
9 RB Marta Mangué (1983-04-23)23 April 1983 (aged 29) 1.70 m 0 0 Serbia RK Zaječar
10 CB Macarena Aguilar (1985-03-12)12 March 1985 (aged 27) 1.70 m 0 0 Spain SD Itxako
12 GK Silvia Navarro (1979-03-20)20 March 1979 (aged 33) 1.69 m 0 0 Spain SD Itxako
13 RW Jessica Alonso (1983-09-20)20 September 1983 (aged 28) 1.72 m 0 0 Spain SD Itxako
17 LW Elisabeth Pinedo (1981-05-13)13 May 1981 (aged 31) 1.75 m 0 0 Spain Bera Bera BM
18 P Begoña Fernández (1980-03-22)22 March 1980 (aged 32) 1.80 m 0 0 Spain SD Itxako
21 LW Vanessa Amorós (1982-12-07)7 December 1982 (aged 29) 1.67 m 0 0 Spain CB Mar Alicante
30 LB Patricia Elorza (1984-04-08)8 April 1984 (aged 28) 1.80 m 0 0 Spain Bera Bera BM
39 GK Mihaela Ciobanu (1973-01-30)30 January 1973 (aged 39) 1.75 m 0 0 Spain BM Alcobendas
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
 France 5 4 1 0 125 103 +22 9
 South Korea 5 3 1 1 136 130 +6 7
 Spain 5 3 1 1 119 114 +5 7
 Norway 5 2 1 2 118 120 −2 5
 Denmark 5 1 0 4 113 121 −8 2
 Sweden 5 0 0 5 108 131 −23 0
Qualified for the quarterfinals
28 July 2012
11:15
Spain  27 – 31  South Korea Copper Box, London
Attendance: 3,900[27]
Referees: Gubica, Milošević (CRO)
Martín 7 (12–16) Ryu Eun-hee 9
Yellow card 2×Suspension Report Yellow card 3×Suspension
30 July 2012
16:15
France  18 – 18  Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,671[28]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Dembele 6 (7–10) Mangué 6
Yellow card 6×Suspension 1×Red card Report Yellow card 4×Suspension
1 August 2012
19:30
Spain  24 – 21  Denmark Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,488[29]
Referees: Geipel, Helbig (GER)
Mangué 7 (14–9) Nørgaard 7
Yellow card 3×Suspension 1×Red card Report Yellow card 1×Suspension
3 August 2012
19:30
Spain  25 – 24  Sweden Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,234[30]
Referees: Al-Nuaimi, Omar (UAE)
Mangué, Alberto 6 (11–10) Fogelström 5
Yellow card 3×Suspension Report Yellow card 2×Suspension
5 August 2012
19:30
Norway  20 – 25  Spain Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,345[31]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Koren 6 (11–11) Alonso 7
Yellow card 4×Suspension Report Yellow card 4×Suspension 1×Red card
Quarterfinal
7 August 2012
13:30
Spain  25 – 22  Croatia Copper Box, London
Attendance: 4,553[32]
Referees: Horáček, Novotný (CZE)
Pinedo 7 (13–12) Tatari 5
Yellow card 3×Suspension Report Yellow card 6×Suspension
Semifinal
9 August 2012
20:30
Spain  26 – 27  Montenegro Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,087[33]
Referees: Krstić, Ljubić (SLO)
Alberto 6 (13–13) Bulatović 9
Yellow card 1×Suspension Report Yellow card 4×Suspension
Bronze medal game
11 August 2012
17:00
South Korea  29 – 31 (ET)  Spain Basketball Arena, London
Attendance: 9,622[34]
Referees: Olesen, Pedersen (DEN)
Gwon Han-na 7 (13–13) Alberto, Fernández 5
Yellow card 2×Suspension Report Yellow card 4×Suspension

FT: 24–24 ET: 4–4, 1–3

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sugoi Uriarte −66 kg  Faraldo (ITA)
W 0100–0000
 Mata (ARU)
W 0100–0000
 García (AND)
W 0013–0002
 Karimov (AZE)
W 0021–0001
 Ungvári (HUN)
L 0000–0011
Bye  Cho J-H (KOR)
L 0001–0000
5
Kiyoshi Uematsu −73 kg Bye  Isaev (RUS)
L 0002–0011
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Oiana Blanco −48 kg  Fukumi (JPN)
L 0001–0100
Did not advance
Ana Carrascosa −52 kg  Müller (LUX)
L 0000–0201
Did not advance
Concepción Bellorín −57 kg  Karakas (HUN)
L 0011–0100
Did not advance
Cecilia Blanco −70 kg  Smal (UKR)
W 0110–0002
 Sraka (SLO)
L 0011–0000
Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Spain qualified 1 boat for each of the following events

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Iván Pastor RS:X 22 24 20 39 19 25 8 25 2 5 EL 150 16
Javier Hernández Laser 34 17 13 15 26 13 6 17 2 9 EL 118 12
Rafael Trujillo Finn 12 12 12 23 7 4 15 1 13 4 6 109 8
Onán Barreiros
Aarón Sarmiento
470 7 8 12 27 24 6 10 13 15 9 EL 104 11
Sailors Berta Betanzos and Tara Pacheco in women's 470 class
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Marina Alabau RS:X 2 1 1 1 5 2 3 8 6 3 2 26 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Alicia Cebrián Laser Radial 15 11 14 9 24 23 5 9 2 13 EL 101 11
Berta Betanzos
Tara Pacheco
470 15 14 8 16 13 8 11 4 7 13 8 101 10
Match racing
Athlete Event Round Robin Rank Knockouts Rank

GBR

USA

NZL

RUS

NED

SWE

FRA

FIN

AUS

POR

DEN
Q-final S-final Final
Támara Echegoyen
Ángela Pumariega
Sofía Toro
Elliott 6m W W W L W W W L L W W 3 Q
FRA
W (3–0)

RUS
W (2–1)

AUS
W (3–2)
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Xabier Fernández
Iker Martínez
49er 15 6 7 3 14 18 3 15 12 14 8 14 8 15 12 EL 146 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Shooting[edit]

Spain qualified for 8 quota places in shooting events;[35]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Juan José Aramburu Skeet 115 23 Did not advance
Pablo Carrera 50 m pistol 554 22 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 585 4 Q 683.3 6
Alberto Fernández Trap 116 25 Did not advance
Jorge Llames 25 m rapid fire pistol 579 11 Did not advance
Javier López 50 m rifle 3 positions 1151 36 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 589 35 Did not advance
10 m air rifle 88 41 Did not advance
Jesús Serrano Trap 123 3 Q 144 5
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Sonia Franquet 25 m pistol 579 22 Did not advance
10 m air pistol 378 26 Did not advance
Fátima Gálvez Trap 70 6 Q 87 5

Swimming[edit]

Spanish swimmers achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[36][37]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Francisco Hervás Jodar 10 km open water N/A 1:53:27.8 23
Juan Miguel Rando 100 m backstroke 54.93 25 Did not advance
Aschwin Wildeboer 100 m backstroke 54.36 16 Q 53.99 12 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:00.02 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Concepción Badillo 100 m breaststroke 1:12.58 39 Did not advance
Mireia Belmonte 400 m freestyle 4:08.23 13 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:25.26 4 Q N/A 8:18.76 NR 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
200 m butterfly 2:08.19 9 Q 2:06.62 4 Q 2:05.25 NR 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
200 m individual medley 2:11.73 6 Q 2:11.54 10 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:34.70 5 Q N/A 4:35.62 8
Melania Costa 200 m freestyle 1:57.79 =4 Q 1:57.76 9 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:06.75 9 N/A Did not advance
Duane da Rocha 100 m backstroke 1:00.57 18 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:09.72 10 Q 2:09.88 13 Did not advance
Claudia Dasca 400 m individual medley 4:46.80 25 N/A Did not advance
Marina García 100 m breaststroke 1:08.64 25 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:27.57 20 Did not advance
Beatriz Gómez Cortes 200 m individual medley 2:13.93 15 Q 2:15.12 16 Did not advance
Judit Ignacio Sorribes 100 m butterfly 59.42 =26 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:08.14 7 Q 2:08.96 15 Did not advance
Erika Villaécija 800 m freestyle 8:27.99 10 N/A Did not advance
10 km open water N/A 1:58:49.5 8
Mireia Belmonte
Patricia Castro
Melania Costa
Lydia Morant
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:54.59 NR 10 N/A Did not advance
Melania Costa
Duane da Rocha
Marina García
Judit Ignacio Sorribes
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:03.05 NR 13 N/A Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Spain qualified 9 quota places in synchronized swimming at the 2012 Olympics.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Ona Carbonell
Andrea Fuentes
Duet 96.000 3 96.590 192.590 3 Q 96.900 192.900 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Clara Basiana
Alba Cabello
Ona Carbonell
Margalida Crespí
Andrea Fuentes
Thaïs Henríquez
Paula Klamburg
Irene Montrucchio
Laia Pons
Team 96.200 3 N/A 96.920 193.120 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Table tennis[edit]

Spain qualified two athlete for singles table tennis events. Shen Yanfei qualified for the women's event based on the 2011 world rankings.[38] On 14 April 2012, He Zhi Wen qualified in the European Qualification Tournament for the men's event, and on 14 May 2012 at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Doha, Carlos Machado for the men's event; Galia Dvorak and Sara Ramírez completed the Spanish team for the women's team event, and one of them played the women's event too.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
He Zhi Wen Men's singles Bye  Wang (POL)
W 4–1
 Crișan (ROU)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Carlos Machado Bye  Aruna (NGR)
L 2–4
Did not advance
Sara Ramírez Women's singles Bye  Das (IND)
W 4–1
 Pesotska (UKR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Shen Yanfei Bye  Li X (FRA)
W 4–0
 Kim K-A (KOR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Galia Dvorak
Sara Ramirez
Shen Yanfei
Women's team N/A  China (CHN)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Joel González Men's −58 kg  Sanli (SWE)
W 7–6
 Khalil (AUS)
W 5–3
 Muñoz (COL)
W 13–4
Bye  Lee D-H (KOR)
W 17–8
1st place, gold medalist(s)
Nicolás García Men's −80 kg  Karami (IRI)
W 8–2
 Muhammad (GBR)
W 7–3
 Sarmiento (ITA)
W 2–1
Bye  Crismanich (ARG)
L 0–1
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Brigitte Yagüe Women's −49 kg  Carstens (PAN)
W 7–2
 Alegría (MEX)
W 8–0
 Sonkham (THA)
W 10–9
Bye  Wu Jy (CHN)
L 1–8
2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Tennis[edit]

Spain qualified 12 players. The final list was announced on 11 June 2012.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Nicolás Almagro Singles  Troicki (SRB)
W 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
 Bogomolov, Jr. (RUS)
W 6–2, 6–2
 Darcis (BEL)
W 7–5, 6–3
 A Murray (GBR)
L 4–6, 1–6
Did not advance
David Ferrer  Pospisil (CAN)
W 6–4, 6–4
 Kavčič (SLO)
W 6–2, 6–2
 Nishikori (JPN)
L 0–6, 6–3, 4–6
Did not advance
Feliciano López  Tursunov (RUS)
W 6–7(5–7), 6–2– 9–7
 Mónaco (ARG)
W 6–4, 6–4
 Tsonga (FRA)
L 6–7, 4–6
Did not advance
Fernando Verdasco  Istomin (UZB)
L 4–6, 6–7(9–11)
Did not advance
David Ferrer
Feliciano López
Doubles N/A  Fyrstenberg /
Matkowski (POL)
W 7–6(9–7), 6–7(6–8), 8–6
 Melzer /
Peya (AUT)
W 6–3, 3–6, 11–9
 Čilić /
Dodig (CRO)
W 6–4, 6-4
 Llodra /
Tsonga (FRA)
L 3–6, 6–4, 16-18
 Benneteau /
Gasquet (FRA)
L 6–7(4–7), 2–6
4
Marcel Granollers
Marc López
N/A  Erlich /
Ram (ISR)
L 6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
María José Martínez Sánchez Singles  Hercog (SLO)
W 6–2, 6–4
 Azarenka (BLR)
L 1–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Anabel Medina Garrigues  Wickmayer (BEL)
L 2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Did not advance
Carla Suárez Navarro  Stosur (AUS)
W 3–6, 7–5, 10–8
 Clijsters (BEL)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Silvia Soler-Espinosa  Watson (GBR)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Nuria Llagostera Vives
María José Martínez Sánchez
Doubles N/A  Dellacqua /
Stosur (AUS)
W 6–1, 6–1
 Peng S /
Zheng J (CHN)
L 4–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Arantxa Parra Santonja
N/A  Pennetta /
Schiavone (ITA)
L 6–7, 4–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Spain qualified six athletes, the maximum as possible.

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Mario Mola Men's 18:09 0:38 59:40 0:29 30:27 1:49:23 19
Javier Gómez Noya 17:00 0:36 59:16 0:28 29:16 1:46:36 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
José Miguel Pérez 18:07 0:40 59:40 0:29 30:57 1:49:53 24
Marina Damlaimcourt Women's 19:20 0:44 1:05:36 0:30 36:40 2:02:50 24
Ainhoa Murúa 19:21 0:39 1:05:37 0:32 34:47 2:00:56 7
Zuriñe Rodríguez 19:49 0:42 1:06:56 0:36 40:41 2:08:44 44

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Adrián Gavira
Pablo Herrera
Men's Pool B
 BenešKubala (CZE)
W 2 – 0 (25–23, 21–16)
 DalhausserRogers (USA)
L 1 – 2 (21–18, 16–21, 13–15)
 AsahiShiratori (JPN)
W 2 – 0 (21–19, 22–20)
2 Q  Santos
Cunha (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 19–21)
Did not advance 9
Elsa Baquerizo
Liliana Fernández
Women's Pool D
 Keizervan Iersel (NED)
W 2 – 1 (14–21, 21–16, 15–11)
 GallayZonta (ARG)
W 2 – 0 (22–20, 21–16)
 KessyRoss (USA)
L 1 – 2 (19–21, 21–19, 17–19)
2 Q  Menegatti
Cicolari (ITA)
L 0 – 2 (15–21, 15–21)
Did not advance 9

Water polo[edit]

Spain qualified a team to both the men's and the women's tournaments.

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Spanish roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[39]

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2012 club
1 Iñaki Aguilar GK 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 9 September 1983 Spain CN Sabadell
2 Mario José García D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 15 July 1983 Spain Real Canoe
3 David Martín D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 2 January 1977 Spain CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
4 Balázs Szirányi CF 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 10 January 1983 Spain Real Canoe
5 Guillermo Molina CF 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 16 March 1984 Italy Pro Recco
6 Marc Minguell CF 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 14 January 1985 Italy Posillipo
7 Blai Mallarach CF 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 21 August 1987 Croatia HAVK Mladost
8 Albert Español D 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 29 October 1986 Spain CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
9 Xavier Vallès CF 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 4 September 1979 Spain CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
10 Felipe Perrone D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 February 1986 Italy Pro Recco
11 Iván Pérez CF 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 29 June 1971 Spain CN Sabadell
12 Xavier García CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 5 January 1984 Croatia VK Primorje Rijeka
13 Daniel López GK 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 16 July 1980 Spain CN Atlètic-Barceloneta
Head coach: Rafael Aguilar
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 50 29 +21 10
 Italy 5 3 1 1 40 36 +4 7
 Spain 5 3 0 2 52 42 +10 6
 Australia 5 2 0 3 40 44 −4 4
 Greece 5 1 1 3 41 43 −2 3
 Kazakhstan 5 0 0 5 24 53 −29 0
29 July 2012
11:20
Report Kazakhstan  6–14  Spain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Marijo Brguljan (MNE), Ulrich Spiegel (GER)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 1–5, 1–3, 2–2
Gubarev, Ushakov 2 Goals Perrone 5
31 July 2012
11:20
Report Croatia  8–7  Spain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), Radoslaw Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–2, 2–4, 1–0
Sukno, Dobud 2 Goals Español 4
2 August 2012
10:00
Report Spain  13–9  Australia Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Mihajlo Ćirić (SRB), Steven Rotsart (USA)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–3, 4–1, 4–4
three players 2 Goals Miller 5
4 August 2012
14:10
Report Greece  9–11  Spain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Marijo Brguljan (MNE), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 2–4, 2–1, 2–2
Delakas 3 Goals three players 3
6 August 2012
19:40
Report Spain  7–10  Italy Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Dragan Stampalija (CRO)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 3–4, 1–2, 3–2
Español 3 Goals Premuš 3
Quarterfinal
8 August 2012
14:30
Report Spain  9–11  Montenegro Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Ulrich Spiegel (GER)
Score by quarters: 4–4, 1–3, 1–3, 3–1
Vallès, Minguell 2 Goals Zloković 4
Classification semifinal
10 August 2012
14:20
Report United States  7–8  Spain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Marijo Brguljan (CRO), Gyorgy Juhasz (HUN)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 1–2, 2–1, 3–2
Powers, Beaubien 2 Goals Perrone 3
5th place game
12 August 2012
11:40
Report Spain  8–14  Hungary Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Marijo Brguljan (MNE), Alan Balfanbayev (KAZ)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 2–3, 1–5, 4–2
Minguell 3 Goals six players 2

Women's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Spanish roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[40]

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2012 club
1 Laura Ester GK 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 56 kg (123 lb) 22 January 1990 Spain CN Sabadell
2 Marta Bach CB 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 17 February 1993 Spain CN Mataro
3 Anna Espar D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 8 January 1993 Spain CN Sabadell
4 Roser Tarragó D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 25 March 1993 Spain CN Mataro
5 Matilde Ortiz CB 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 16 September 1990 Spain CN Sabadell
6 Jennifer Pareja D 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 8 May 1984 Spain CN Sabadell
7 Lorena Miranda CB 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 7 April 1991 Spain CW Dos Hermanas
8 Pilar Peña Carrasco D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 4 April 1986 Spain CN Sabadell
9 Andrea Blas CF 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 14 February 1992 Spain EW Zaragoza
10 Ona Meseguer D 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 1 March 1978 Spain CN Sant Andreu
11 Maica García Godoy CF 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 17 October 1990 Spain CN Sabadell
12 Laura López D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 13 January 1988 Spain CN Madrid Moscardo
13 Ana Copado GK 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 31 March 1980 Spain CN Sant Andreu
Head coach: Miki Oca
Group play
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 33 26 +7 5
 United States 3 2 1 0 30 28 +2 5
 Hungary 3 1 0 2 35 37 −2 2
 China 3 0 0 3 22 29 −7 0
30 July 2012
14:10
Report Spain  11–6  China Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Alan Balfanbayev (KAZ), Cory Williams (NZL)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–2, 4–2, 1–0
Espar 3 Goals Ma Huanhuan 3
1 August 2012
18:20
Report Spain  9–9  United States Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Marie Deslieres (CAN), Anton Bervoets (NED)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 2–2, 1–4, 3–2
Pareja 4 Goals Craig 4
3 August 2012
14:10
Report Spain  13–11  Hungary Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Massimiliano Caputi (ITA), Svetlana Dreval (RUS)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 3–2, 3–2, 3–4
Espar 3 Goals Antal 4
Quarterfinal
5 August 2012
20:20
Report Spain  9–7  Great Britain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Cory Williams (NZL), Gus Pinker (RSA)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 3–0, 2–3, 1–2
Miranda, Espar 2 Goals Painter-Snell 3
Semifinal
7 August 2012
19:40
Report Hungary  9–10  Spain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Dragan Stampalija (CRO), Massimiliano Caputi (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 4–5, 2–2, 2–1
three players 2 Goals Espar 4
Gold medal game
August 9, 2012
20:25
Report 1st place, gold medalist(s) United States  8–5  Spain 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Marie Deslieres (CAN), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 4–1, 2–0, 1–3
Steffens 5
Seidemann, Petri, Villa 1
Goals Pareja 3
Espar 2

Weightlifting[edit]

Spain qualified 1 man and 1 woman.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Andrés Mata Men's −77 kg 150 8 188 6 338 6
Lidia Valentín Women's −75 kg 120 1 145 1 265 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Maider Unda −72 kg Bye  Betancur (COL)
W 3–0 PO
 Ochirbat (MGL)
W 3–1 PP
 Zlateva (BUL)
L 0–3 PO
Bye  Marzaliuk (BLR)
W 3–0 PO
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Uniform controversy[edit]

As Spain was suffering from the 2008–2014 financial crisis, the Spanish Olympic team saved EUR1.5 million by obtaining free uniforms for the opening ceremony from the Russian sportswear company Bosco, which was a team sponsor and also provided the Russian and Ukrainian teams' outfits. Spanish athletes criticized the outfits' appearance as "loud, very loud", however, saying that "there aren't enough adjectives".[41] The Moscow Times described the uniforms' colors as "a never-before-seen mix of cherry red, orange and canary yellow",[42] and NPR stated that the outfits appeared designed for Ronald McDonald.[41]

See also[edit]

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