Movements in the Olympic ranking after the Napier World Cup

Spain on its way to having 3 representatives in the Olympic event

In an exciting start to the season, Callum McClusky y sophie linn They achieved victory in the first World Cup of the season in Napier.

A test that, in addition to being competitive, awarded valuable points along the way to the Paris Olympics.

Furthermore, the next day the Australian team added one more victory in the Mixed Relay, demonstrating its dominance in this initial phase.

Napie's results have had a significant impact on the olympic ranking.

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Among the most notable movements, we find the Spanish Alberto Gonzalez Garcia placeholder image, whose third place in Napier moved him up four places in the rankings, placing him in 36th place.

This move is crucial for Spain's aspirations to send a third man to the Paris Olympics.

With Sergio Baxter Cabrera (32º), David Castro Fajardo (35º) and Gonzalez among the top 40, Spain glimpses the possibility of strengthening its men's team.

This is how the Spanish rankings remain

Job title Name and Surname Year Total Points
14 Antonio Serrat seoane 1995 4601.82
20 Roberto Sanchez Mantecon 1996 3828.51
32 Sergio Baxter Cabrera 2000 3063.26
35 David Castro Fajardo 1993 2938.93
36 Alberto Gonzalez Garcia placeholder image 1998 2909.48
60 Genis Grau 1994 2077.31


In the female category, sophie linn (AUS) and Melanie Santos (POR) advance a lot in the ranking.

Meanwhile, Italy looks with hope to Ilaria Zane, whose performance could be key to securing third place for the Italian women in Paris.

As for the Spanish women, this is the Olympic ranking

Job title Name and Surname Year Total Points
14 Miriam Casillas García 1992 4536.86
31 Noelia Juan 1996 3334.32
52 Anna Godoy Contreras 1992 2290.07
67 Marta Pintanel Raymundo 1999 1962.78
77 Cecilia Santamaria Surroca 1997 1513.79
109 Sara Guerrero Manso 1997 914.12

Mixed Relay

The Mixed Relay category is where the most notable changes after the Napier event.

Australia has managed to surpass the United States in the Olympic ranking, placing itself in sixth position.

This advance places the Australian team in a practically assured position to qualify with two men and two women for the Paris Olympic Games.

Only the six best teams in the Olympic relay rankings, excluding those who have already qualified automatically (France, Great Britain and Germany), They will get the grade.

For teams that fail to secure a direct qualification spot, attention will turn to the Olympic Mixed Relay Qualification Event in Huatulco.

With Great Britain (1st), Germany (2nd) and France (3rd) occupying the top three places in the ranking, Australia's rise to 6th place virtually confirms its ranking.

However, what is also striking is the progress made by the Italian and Portuguese teams, who finished 3rd and 2nd, respectively, in Napier.

Italy moved up two places to 8th in the ranking, while Portugal moved up three places to 9th.

In doing so, these teams have displaced Spain and Norway from the expected qualifiers for the relay.

Spain could overcome the loss of position, since it should qualify two women and at least two men individually for the Games, what they would grant the right to participate in the relay without the need to qualify directly.

However, the Norwegian team does not have the same room for maneuver. Therefore, this change in the Olympic rankings could have significant consequences for his relay hopes.

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