29 Jul Blanca Manchón, 11th in RS:X in Tokyo 2020
Blanca Manchón, professional sportswoman in the RS:X windsurfing class, has participated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. After not being able to compete in the world championship held in the waters of the Bay of Cadiz, in the month of April this year 2021, due to a foot injury, the Sevillian belonging to Puerto Sherry N.C., ultimately finished in 11th place, with the wind playing a major role in these result.
The combination of strong gusts of wind followed by the little absence of it and his foot, not fully recovered, have made the Sevillian failed to reach the podium. Blanca is only one position away from entering the Medal Race to be held next Saturday.
The Spanish Sailing Federation shared her first words: “It was my worst nightmare that the wind would do this during all the Olympic Games, and it did, all but the first day. I knew that my foot was not prepared for that, and I have given absolutely everything. In the end, the wind conditions have to be with you, there have to be some circumstances for your result to be better or worse. I knew that if there were these conditions it would be difficult even to finish the regatta, but I managed it and I was on the verge of getting into an Olympic final. I’m here, 17 years later, which is an understatement, being a mother and fulfilling a dream.”
Thank you, Blanca, for letting us enjoy your talent and for transmitting us such positive values, we are waiting for you with open arms.