Llorenç Piera replaces the loss of Joan Tarrés for the Olympics
Joan Tarrés will be sidelined for the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a facial injury in one of the last training sessions in which he participated with his teammates from the Spanish national team. A bad blow to the face has caused several fractures and forced him to undergo surgery, thus falling off the list of 16 players with whom Fred Soyez will leave to represent our sport in the next Olympics.
Llorenç Piera, a player for Real Club de Polo, who left as a reserve, will be in charge of replacing Tarrés. Another Catalan player has now entered as a reserve, Marc Recasens Llobet (Club Egara)
The men's team continues with thirteen Catalan players, two are reserve and eleven are on the official list.
1. Francesc Cortés Juncosa (Club Egara)
2. Miquel Delás de Andrés (FC Barcelona)
3. Roc Oliva Isern (RC Polo Barcelona)
4. Josep Romeu Argemí (Egara Club)
5. Marc Sallés Esteve (Atlétic Terrassa HC)
6. David Alegre Biosca (RC Polo Barcelona)
7. Vicenç Ruiz Torruella (RC Polo Barcelona)
8. Llorenç Piera Grau (RC Polo Barcelona)
9. Xavi Lleonart Blanco (RC Polo Barcelona)
10. Pau Quemada Cadafalch (Club Egara)
11. Marc Boltó Gimo (Atlètic Terrassa HC)
Catalans Albert Beltrán Mir (Atlètic Terrassa HC) and Marc Recasens Llobet (Club Egara) are now the reserve players.
Joan Tarrés from her Instagram account shared her feelings with her followers and wished good luck to her teammates:
"You all know how excited I was to go to these upcoming Olympics in Tokyo. When you have a dream to touch and it suddenly fades, emotionally it is a very strong blow. Some of you may already know, but in one of the last workouts they hit me hard in the face, causing me several fractures with which I have to go into surgery. So by medical decision it has been decided that there is not enough time to go to these Olympics despite being on the selected list.
Still, I am happy for the effort and hours spent during all these years of preparation.
Finally, good luck to my teammates, I will be cheering you on from home. ”
We wish Joan a speedy recovery.