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The Spanish Equestrian Championships Celebrates its Qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games 

Spain’s success at the European Show Jumping Championships 

The equestrian world is celebrating as the Spanish show jumping team has achieved an outstanding qualification at the European Championships, securing its participation in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In this exciting equestrian event, held at the Milan racecourse, Spain has demonstrated its excellence in show jumping, securing a place in one of the world’s most prestigious sporting competitions. 

The Way to Paris 

The Spanish show jumping team has achieved fifth place at the European Championships, with only 25.59 penalty points. This achievement allows them to secure one of the three coveted Olympic places up for grabs. Under the leadership of outstanding riders such as Armando Trapote, Manuel Fernández Saro, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar and Sergio Álvarez Moya, the team has demonstrated its prowess in the discipline of show jumping. 

Members of the team 

The Spanish show jumping team at the European Championships also includes Marino Martínez Bastida. However, it is important to note that the ticket obtained by the team is not nominal, which means that the line-up for the Olympic Games could undergo changes as the date of the event in Paris approaches. 

The double zero achieved by Armando Trapote, riding Tornado VS, and Manuel Fernández Saro, accompanied by Jarlin de Torres, was fundamental for the team’s qualification. In addition, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar, on Bentley de Sury, obtained a fourth position, which consolidated Spain’s position. Despite the discarded result of Sergio Álvarez Moya, who rode Puma HS and obtained a 9, Spain accumulated a total of 25.59 points, securing its fifth place in the overall classification. 

Shared Success with Austria and Switzerland 

Along with Spain, Austria and Switzerland also secured a ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The Austrian team achieved an outstanding third place with 22.7 penalty points, while the Swiss team placed sixth with 25.92 penalty points. These results highlight the competitiveness and high level of equestrian show jumping competitions in Europe. 

Outstanding Individual Performances 

In addition to the success in the team classification, several Spanish riders also excelled at the individual level. Armando Trapote, Manuel Fernández Saro and Eduardo Álvarez Aznar qualified for the individual final on Sunday. Trapote placed twelfth, Fernández Saro fifteenth and Álvarez Aznar sixteenth. This demonstrates the skill and talent of the Spanish riders on the international equestrian stage. 

The success of the Spanish show jumping team at the European Championships not only ensures their participation in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, but also reflects the quality and commitment of the Spanish riders in the discipline of show jumping. With outstanding performances and a high level of competition, Spain is preparing to compete in one of the most important sporting events in the world. Undoubtedly, the equestrian public can look forward to seeing Spanish riders in action in Paris, proudly representing their country in the most prestigious equestrian competition on the planet. 

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