Ceremony for the female athletes from Madrid who have won Olympic medals

The General Assembly of the Algerian NOC 
December 4, 2020
Olympic Education in Greek schools
December 16, 2020

On 23 November, the Miguel Guillén Prim municipal sports centre in the Villa de Vallecas area of Madrid hosted a ceremony to honour the female athletes from Madrid who have won Olympic medals. The ceremony was led by journalist Paloma del Río and attended by the Deputy Mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, the City Council Delegate for Sport, Sofía Miranda, Villa de Vallecas Council Chair and Member Concha Chapa and Spanish NOC President Alejandro Blanco. During the ceremony, an exhibition of portraits painted in oil entitled “Madrileñas de Oro, Plata y Bronce” was opened. This features the 18 athletes in a collective work created by the Alharu Art Colectivo association.

The female athletes were:

Sonia Barrio, Mercedes Coghen, Natalia Dorado, María Isabel Martínez de Murguía, Virginia Ramírez, María Victoria González (gold medal – Hockey – Barcelona 1992)

Estela Giménez Cid (gold medal – rhythmic gymnastics – Atlanta 1996)

Yolanda Soler (bronze medal – judo – Atlanta 1996)

Patricia Moreno (bronze medal – artistic gymnastics –  Athens 2004)

Virginia Ruano (2 silver medals – tennis – Athens 2004, Beijing 2008)

Raquel Corral (silver medal – synchronized swimming – Beijing 2008)

Alba María Cabello (silver medal – – synchronized swimming – Beijing 2008, bronze – synchronized swimming – London 2012)

Laura López, María del Pilar Peña (silver medal – water polo – London 2012)

Eva Calvo (silver medal – taekwondo – Rio 2016)

Laura Quevedo (silver medal – basketball – Rio 2016)

Sandra Aguilar (silver medal – rhythmic gymnastics – Rio 2016)

Blanca Fernández Ochoa (bronze medal – ski slalom – Albertville 1992 )