Spain reached the Grand Final of the Jumping Nations Cup for the first time

Barcelona, ​​1 October (EFE). – The Spanish showjumping team qualified for the first time in the history of the competition for the Grand Final of the Nations Cup, which will be held this weekend at Real Club de Polo de. Barcelona, ​​thanks to the strong performance of all the National Riders.

With a final score of 3 points, added after overruns in time to complete the circuit, Spain finished second and was among the top eight teams in the discipline, at the FEI organized championship.

Along with the Spanish national team, next Sunday he will fight for the final victory in Germany – ranked first with two penalty points – the Netherlands, Brazil, Sweden, the United States, Ireland and Belgium.

The night in Barcelona began with doubts for the Spaniards, since the team’s first rival Manuel Fernandez Sarro with Garleen de Torres? Stepping into pool water, plus an additional point for time, will receive a total fine of 5 points.

I didn’t expect the knockout in the water, I never did it, the rest jumped really well, I felt very comfortable and I think he did too. The athlete explained to EFE in the mixed zone that this was the first time the horse had jumped at night, and I don’t know if that made him not count the reaction well?

The route designed by Santiago Valera, who was also the director of the tracks they competed on in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has complicated matters greatly for binomial duos and great discipline powers like the UK, Belgium or Switzerland that have suffered many knockouts.

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In the second round, Ismael Garcia Rock with the Persians? La Costa? He made a great way without failures but exceeded the allowed 80 seconds, after which Eduardo Alvarez Aznar repeated the same score, one penalty time.

Aznar explained after his performance that he is happy with his work, especially that he participated in the “legend”, a young horse who in a short time had to face the Olympics, the European Championship and the Nations Cup.

The unfortunate night of emerging Uzbekistan and groups like the Canadians or the French left Spain in the hands of its last contestant, Sergio Alvarez Moya.

“He’s capable of anything, he’s used to coming out in fourth, he comes out under pressure and most of the time he usually does a good job with that pressure?” , predicted teammate Alvarez Aznar moments before Moya, in competition with the Alamo? , scored a new one and testified to the historic outcome of Spanish equestrianism.

Great Britain, Italy, France, Canada, Uzbekistan, Switzerland and Norway – who were eliminated from the final several times, after drawing with Belgium on points – will play the Challenge Cup, tomorrow, Saturday, in the competitions within the framework of the 109th session. CSIO Barcelona 2021.

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