Ruth Beitia in the high jump at the IAAF World Indoor Championships (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright
General News Madrid, Spain

Beita captains Spanish team for Portland

Fifteen athletes will represent Spain at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 from 17-20 March.

Spain’s sole medal winner in Sopot two years ago, team captain Ruth Beitia will be wearing the Spanish vest for the 60th time. The 36-year-old high jumper, who also took bronze in 2006 and silver in 2010, will tie the record for most World Indoor Championships appearances, which is currently held by Maria Mutola at nine.

Several winners from the recent Spanish Indoor Championships also feature on the team, including 400m sprinter Lucas Bua, middle-distance runner Manuel Olmedo, triple jumper Pablo Torrijos, shot putter Carlos Tobalina and triple jumper Ana Peleteiro.

Spanish team for Portland

60m: Bruno Hortelano, Angel David Rodriguez
400m: Lucas Bua
800m: Daniel Andujar, Alvaro de Arriba
1500m: Marc Alcala, Manuel Olmedo
3000m: Victor Garcia
60m hurdles: Yidiel Contreras
Triple jump: Pablo Torrijos
Shot put: Carlos Tobalina, Borja Vivas
Heptathlon: Jorge Urena

High jump: Ruth Beitia
Triple jump: Ana Peleteiro