Camilo José Cela University students at the Tokyo Olympics achieve Olympic success

The athletes Ángel Fernández, Laura García-Caro and Adrián Ben, students of Camilo José Cela University, have achieved great success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, among which the bronze medal of the Spanish handball team stands out.

Ángel Fernández, studying the Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, has achieved the bronze medal with the ‘Hispanos’ of the Spanish men’s handball team after beating Egypt by a score of 33 to 31. In addition, Raúl Entrerríos, alumni of the Camilo José Cela University and captain of the ‘Hispanos’, has retired from the Spanish national team at these Olympic Games.

Adrián Ben, studying the Degree in Physiotherapy, participated in the final of the 800 meters, in which he finished in fifth place. Adrián, who celebrated his 23rd birthday on the day of the race, was the first-ever Spaniard in an 800 meters Olympic final.

Laura García-Caro, studying the Degree in Psychology, took part in the 20-kilometer racewalking test, finishing in 34th position, in a race in which she fought hard throughout. The competition, which took place at 4:30 p.m. (Japan local time) was challenging for the athletes due to the excessive heat and humidity.

In addition, Diego Gutiérrez del Pozo, director of the University Expert in Sports Coaching at UCJC, has served as a ‘coach’ for Alberto Fernández, a gold medalist in the Olympic pit in Tokyo 2020.