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2 Getxotarras at the Paris Olympic Games

Two players from Getxotarras will participate in the Paris Olympic Games

Jeickson Sulbaran

June 14, 2024 | 1:27 pm

The Paris Olympic event will have the presence of Chefo Basterra and Rafa Vilallonga, from the Madrid Country Club and former Jolaseta players

The Getxo players from the Madrid Country Club and former Jolaseta players, Chefo Basterra and Rafa Vilallonga, are preparing to represent Spain in the next Olympic Games in Paris. These talented athletes have been selected by Max Caldas, the national coach, to be part of the team that will compete in the French capital. Both players, regulars in the Redsticks' squads, have proven their worth and commitment, earning a place in the prestigious tournament.

The Spanish team is in group A, and its participation will begin on Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. against Great Britain. This first confrontation will mark the beginning of a series of crucial matches. The next day, on July 28 at 17:00 p.m., they will face Germany, followed by a duel against France on July 30 at 10:00 a.m. The competition will continue with a match against South Africa on July 31 at 19:45 p.m., ending the group stage on August 2 at 10:30 a.m. against the Netherlands.

The excitement will intensify with the quarter-finals on August 4, the semi-finals on August 6 and the grand final on August 8

This sporting event will not only test the skill and abilities of the players, but also their endurance and teamwork. Group A, in addition to Spain, includes Belgium, India, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and Ireland, promising a close and exciting competition.

Two players from Getxotarras will participate in the Paris Olympic Games

The participation of Chefo Basterra and Rafa Vilallonga in the Olympic Games is a source of pride for Getxo and an example of the sporting quality of the region. Both players have worked hard to reach this level, and their performance in Paris will be closely followed by the local community. For Chefo, this will be his second Olympic experience, a testament to his consistency and talent in field hockey.

In addition to Basterra and Vilallonga, Getxo will also have the presence of Virginia Díaz in the rowing discipline. With three athletes representing the town and its clubs, the Getxo community has reasons to celebrate and support its athletes on this international stage. The participation of these athletes in the Paris Olympic Games is an example of the dedication and effort that characterizes the region's athletes.

Preparing for an event of this magnitude requires not only skill and training, but also a strong mindset and community support. The town of Getxo and the province of Bizkaia will be attentive and proud of the performance of their athletes in the next Olympic Games. This representation at such a prestigious event underlines the importance of sport in local culture and the ability of its athletes to compete at the highest level.

The participation of these Getxo athletes is a reflection of the spirit of improvement and dedication that defines the Getxo community. Their achievements are a source of pride and will serve as an inspiration for future generations of athletes in the region.

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