Supporting sports and healthy lifestyle habits are part of Sacyr’s DNA. Furthermore, since 2015, the infrastructures and services company promotes high-level handball and triathlon. If there is a great sporting event marked in our calendars, that is the Olympic Games. The Tokyo 2020 edition will take place between July 23 and August 8 will also have Sacyr’s “participation”.
We arrive in Tokyo hand in hand with the Spanish handball teams, the Guerreras and the Hispanos. And in the shoes of three-time triathlon world champion Mario Mola. Furthermore, our other triathlete, Carolina Routier, will go too as a substitute for the Spanish women’s team.
Go for broke!
The Olympic Games will hold 339 events of 33 different sports and 50 disciplines. While there will be five new sport events introduced in Tokyo (baseball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing), we have our eyes set on handball and triathlon.
The Hispanos already know what it is like to be Olympic medalists, as they have three bronze medals under their belt: 1996, 2000, 2008. They also won the bronze in this year’s World Championship in Egypt. These Olympic Games will be the farewell of team captain Raúl Entrerríos, and what better way than going out with a bang and claiming another medal. Even better if it’s gold.
The Guerreras, world sub champions know what it is like to climb the Olympic podium too, as they placed third in London 2012. The women’s team faces the first great sporting event of the summer season that will conclude in December with the World Championship in Spain.
Mario Mola is the three-time triathlon world champion (2016, 2017, and 2018) and he participated in the previous two editions, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, in which he placed 13th y 8th, respectively. Mario is one of the most certain options for Spain to obtain a medal. Furthermore, he will also compete in the new triathlon mixed relay event as part of the team formed by Javier Gómez Noya, Fernando Alarza, Miriam Casillas, and Anna Godoy.
Sacyr, with Olympic athletes
These will be the second Olympic Games in which Sacyr promotes our athletes’ talent and potential. In 2015, we began our sponsorship of the Spanish Handball Federation. Last June 14, we renewed our support until 2023.
Mario Mola will dress the Sacyr colors for the first time as we began supporting the three-time world champion in 2017. This 2021 edition in Tokyo will be his third time competing in the Olympics.
Save the date
The Hispanos will start their Olympic journey on July 24 at 7:15 h (GMT+2) against the German national team. After that, they will play on alternate days against Norway (7:15 h), Brazil (12:30), France (7:15), and Argentina (7:15).
The Guerreras will debut Sunday, July 25 against Sweden. They will also play on alternate days against France (12:30), Brazil (02:00), Hungary (12:30), and Russia (7:15). Based on results and classification, the men’s handball quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will be on August 3, 5, and 7, and the women’s, on August 4, 6, and 8.
Mario Mola competes on the men’s triathlon Monday, July 26 from 6:30 to 9:00 h., and on the mixed triathlon relay Saturday, July 31 at 7:30.