The Tokyo Olympics have added three Spaniards to the ‘Triple Crown’ list. That is, athletes who have won gold in Europeans, World Cups and, now, Games. Sandra Sánchez, Alberto Fernández and Fátima Gálvez They are the three athletes who have joined such a select group.
Sandra (Talavera de la Reina, 39 years old), is five times champion of Europe, two of the world and has the honor to be the first, and everything indicates that she is unique (karate will disappear in Paris 2024), a gold medal in women’s kata.
For its part, Alberto Fernández (Madrid, 38 years old) and Fátima Gálvez (Baena, 34) They have also been included in this list, although in their case the triple crown is not the same modality. The Andalusian is world champion in individual pit, European in the modality of individual and mixed pit and in Tokyo she won gold, together with Gálvez, in mixed pit.
Meanwhile, the Madrid shooter is triple world gold (twice individual and once for teams) and double European (individual and teams). In their case, they also have the honor of being the first Olympic champions of the mixed team pit modality. The sailor Luis Doreste was the first Spaniard to achieve the triple crown (1987) and Lydia Valentín, the last (2017). With these inputs, the parity is broken. Of the 25 Spaniards in this select club, 13 are women and 12 are men. Sailing (12) is the sport with the most representatives.