It’s official: Azahara Muñoz from San Pedro and Carlota Ciganda from Navarre will represent Spain at the Olympic Games in Tokyo later this year, five years after they made their Olympic debuts in Río de Janeiro.
After Damián Quintero (karate), Alejandro Davidovich (tennis) and Paula Ruiz (open water swimming), Muñoz has become the fourth athlete from Malaga to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo. Marta Lopéz (handball) and Bahim (football) have all but secured spots as well, though they are still waiting for it to be made official.
Apart from Marta Lopéz (three appearances), no athlete from Malaga has competed in more Games than Muñoz (two appearances). In Río 2016, she played well and was the best female Spanish golfer, finishing in 21st place. She will go to Tokyo ranked 35th in the Olympic rankings, behind Ciganda (rank 20).
The women’s golf tournament will take place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club between 4 – 7 August, just two days after the conclusion of the men’s tournament, in which Jon Rahm and Adri Arnaus are representing Spain.