MADRID, Aug. 10 (.) –
The European Championships in Munich (Germany), which will take place between August 11 and 21 and will host nine different sports, start this Thursday with preliminary estimates that give Spain a forecast of 28 medals, which would exceed those of the latest edition –first of the European macro event– and a rise to thirteenth position in the medal table.
The organization of the European Championships Munich 2022 (ECM) predicts that Spain will obtain better results than in the 2018 edition, when it won 19 medals, of which three were gold, six silver and ten bronze. Now, with the new forecasts, the national team would get another gold.
EMC bases this forecast on the results that have occurred in all competitions prior to the European. In the ranking, Spain would rise from position 16 to 13, although if it finally achieves 28 medals, based on the 2018 classification it would be seventh.
The Europeans of these nine disciplines will start on Thursday, August 11, the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Olympic Games, held in the same city, Munich. There, for 11 days, 4,700 athletes from 50 countries will gather to share 177 gold medals.
The first tests will be cycling, rowing, sport climbing and artistic gymnastics, the latter being the first to award medals, on August 11. On Friday, the triathlon will start, while on Saturday it will be table tennis.
Once the weekend is over, the athletics events will start on Monday, which is the sport in which most athletes participate, and beach volleyball. Finally, canoeing will be held between the 18th and 21st, being the last discipline to be disputed.
Although in the 2018 edition, held in Glasgow and Berlin, the big winner was Russia with 66 medals, this time it will not be able to revalidate its crown, which according to ECM forecasts will be between Great Britain and Germany. Who is expected to increase a lot is Hungary, tenth in the last edition, of which it is projected that it could be in third place.
Behind them, the ECM places the Netherlands, Italy, France and Ukraine, who despite the war, are expected to get more metals than in 2018.