Spain

History

Spain made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1900. The nation would return in 1920 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1936. Spain hosted the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. The nation sends one of the largest delegations to the Olympics with around 300 athletes competing at each Olympics since 1996. The athletes compete in almost all sports available on the Olympic program.

Spain has won at least one medal since 1972 and has won around 150 medals in 26 sports, including the defunct sports of basque pelota and polo. The most successful sports include sailing, canoeing, cycling, athletics and tennis. The most successful athlete is canoeist David Cal. Cal won five medals across three Olympics with two silver (2004, 2008) medals in the men’s C1 500m and one gold (2004) and two silver (2008 & 2012) medals in the men’s C1 1000m. In 2016 Spain won 17 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Dressage From Team Quota
From Team Quota
From Team Quota
Team Dressage Juan Matute Guimon
Horse: Quantico Ymas
Beatriz Ferrer-Salat
Horse: Delgado
Claudio Castilla Ruiz
Horse: Alcaide
Severo Jurado Lopez
Horse: Deep Impact 3

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Ivan Pastor Lafuente
Women’s RS:X Blanca Manchon
Men’s 470 Jordi Xammar
Nicolas Rodriguez
Women’s 470 Silvia Mas
Patricia Cantero

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Trap Alberto Fernandez