The Spanish group visited the facilities of the High Performance Center, where they had a tour around the Multipurpose Gym that will be the main stage of competition for one entire week. “We are very happy to arrive here. We have plenty of expectations and are ready to show a great level of competitions with our young boys and girls”, said Jesus Tortosa, Technical Director and Head Coach in charge of the delegation.
Tortosa arrived to Tijuana accompanied by some other members of the technical staff like coaches Jose Marquez and Rafael Alcazar; the strength and conditioning coach Marco Carreira, Doctor Hector Garcia, and Javier Linde, Physician of the delegation.
Spain’s National Team members started with the process of accreditation at the CAR’s Credentialing Center, which started its operation since more than a week ago.
The first competitors credentialed were the ones who will participate in the Olympic Qualifying Round, such as Carlos Gonzalez, Samuel de la Calle and Francisco Padín, in the male branch, while Estefania Lopez, Gema Armesto and Nagore Irigoyen, will represent the Iberian nation in the female tournament.
Spain started their training camp in Europe since the month of January, after a concentration in Paris with joint practices with the teams of France and Germany. After that, the team held sessions at the “Joaquin Blume’s Residence” of the High Performance Center in Madrid.
Spain became the third European country in Tijuana, along with Italy and Turkey. Some other teams like Brazil and Mexico have held joint practices, while Kazakhstan arrived last Wednesday in the morning and Azerbaijan is scheduled to arrive on this Friday’s eve.
By INDE Media.