Women Medallists in Olympics – Spain 2021
About Women In Sports – Olympic – First Medalists For Spanish Women’s Teams
On the eve of Tokyo Olympics , Spain issued a Miniature sheet in Olympic Year to honour its Sportswomen who have won have won Medals in Olympics. Date of Issue 28 Jun 2021
With a foil stamp that collects details of three types of balls, the bronze handball, the silver basketball and the hockey in gold, Correos (Spanish Postal Service) pays tribute to the first women who achieved the first Olympic team medals, in those sports in addition to water polo.
The first team to get an Olympic medal was the field hockey team at the Barcelona ’92 Games. If getting a gold is a great source of pride, doing it in your country, in such long-awaited games as those in Barcelona, is much more special if possible.
On August 7, 1992, the Tarrasa hockey stadium enthusiastically celebrated the first Olympic gold for a Spanish women’s team.
In London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, two other Spanish women’s teams would get, in this case, second place on the podium.
The Spanish women’s water polo team debuted at the Olympic Games and their participation did not go unnoticed when they won the silver medal in a match against the United States, three-time world champion, two-time Olympic runner-up and bronze in Athens 2004.
For its part, the Spanish women’s basketball team rose to second place in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. It achieved its first metal in its fourth Olympic participation, where it made a perfect tournament in which only the vast United States could overcome to the Spanish.
The Spanish women’s handball team won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, after beating South Korea after two overtime periods, 31-29. Known as “the warriors”, they showed their claw and tenacity, putting the London public in their pockets with their good work on the field of play.