Articles about sport

Fátima Gálvez

Shooting at Inequality

Tokyo 2020 is five months away, and Fátima Gálvez is honing her skills to have a shot at her first Olympic medal. After her fifth place in London and a diploma in Rio, the sport shooter is going for the podium, giving it her all to keep hitting targets and breaking down barriers like gender inequality.

Carla Suárez

The Woman with the Golden Arm

Carla Suárez, one of the standard bearers of Spanish women's tennis of the past few years, will say goodbye to the courts at the end of the season. Her next move? To put herself at the service of the national team, starting on 7 and 8 February at the Fed Cup tie against Japan.

Teresa Portela

The Embodiment of Spanish Olympic Sports

This summer, her name will be recorded in Spanish sports history. As soon as her paddle hits the Japanese water, Teresa Portela will be the first Spanish female athlete to compete in six Olympic Games. A few months before fulfilling that dream, she’s telling ‘Talento a bordo’ about the many other challenges she’s facing in the near future.

‘Mens sana in corpore sano’

The Benefits of Sports Psychology

Technique, tactics and physical condition are the main aspects sportsmen and women work on. However, until very recently, the mind, one among the pillars for elite athletes, had been largely forgotten, as experts in sports psychology and fact themselves confirm.

Jesús Tortosa

Art and Combat

Taekwondoist Jesús Tortosa is going to Tokyo Olympics feeling optimistic and with plenty of possibilities to take home a medal. This will be his second Olympic Games—time to conquer the Japanese tatami.

Raúl Entrerríos

The 'Hispanos' Leader’s Final European Championship

Having more caps than any of his Hispanos teammates does not mean Raúl Entrerríos is any less eager to play. The captain of the Spanish men’s handball team is starting the European Championship with the same passion as ever: trying to keep the cup in Spain, where it has been since 2016, and at the same time earning a ticket for what, should he succeed, will be his final big tournament: this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

The Keeper of La Roja

Settled under the goalposts of Spain’s national football team, Kepa Arrizabalaga is preparing for his first big challenge as La Roja’s goalkeeper: Euro 2020. The Basque goalie doesn’t shy away from our questions and clears each of the topics we bring up, from his feelings towards the tournament to his life in London, with the same confidence as he shows under the goalposts of his club and the national team.

Volando a Tokio

With Unwavering Enthusiasm

On the occasion of the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Iberia is supporting a group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Led by weightlifter Lydia Valentín, who will fight for her fourth consecutive medal, the ‘team' of athletes sponsored by the company will face challenges in disciplines as diverse as shooting, taekwondo, karate, judo, sailing, canoeing, swimming, powerlifting, and triathlon.

Lydia Valentín

How to Lift Your Sport up to Heaven

Tokyo will be Lydia Valentín’s fourth and final Olympic Games. While the Spanish weightlifter has won her fair share of medals, this time her objective will be to make a clean sweep, as the crowning achievement of a brilliant career. She tells us this in an interview during a break from the tough training sessions she is immersed in, at ten months from the big event.

Alexandrina “Shandy” Barbosa

Return of the Goal Getter

Currently immersed in the World Cup, the Spain national handball team, fondly nicknamed 'Las Guerreras' (Warriors), want to continue making history after a few years in which they have established themselves among the most powerful teams in handball. To obtain their Tokyo Olympics ticket, they’re counting on Alexandrina "Shandy" Barbosa, who is back on the court after becoming a mother.