BCN ’92, pioneers of gold: The story of the first two women’s Olympic gold medals for the Spanish delegation
On Wednesday, February 16 at 5 pm, the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch will host the session Barcelona’92, pioneers of gold, where the first two women’s Olympic gold medals for the Spanish delegation will be remembered.
Thirty years ago, Barcelona experienced one of its best sporting moments in history with the celebration of the 1992 Olympic Games. An organizational success that transformed Barcelona to host the Olympic Games, making it shine internationally.
The mountain of Montjuic, where the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch is located, was the heart of the Olympic Games and will shine again with 7 of the 17 total sessions that will make up the 12th edition of the BCN Sports Film Festival.
Of all of them, Barcelona ’92, Pioneers of Gold will take place on Wednesday, February 16 at 5pm. A session that aims to remember and recall the history of the first two women’s Olympic gold medals for the Spanish delegation: the individual one, by judoka Miriam Blasco; and the team medal, that of the women’s field field hockey team (this one has not yet been equaled again). During this session we will have the presence of some of the players of the team; among them, Mercedes Cohen (former captain of the national team), Eli Margall (who scored the goal of the final), Anna Maiques or Maribel Martínez de Murguía.
Two productions that not only recreate the emotion and passion with which the Olympic Games were lived 30 years ago, but also bring us closer to the deepest and truest stories of the athletes who were part of it.
Los otros. La verdad de Miriam: Miriam Blasco was the first Spanish woman to win gold in the Olympic Games. Los otros. La verdad de Miriam tells a life of overcoming, nothing simple and sometimes shrouded in some controversy. In 2005, as a PP senator, she had to vote against the law legalizing gay marriage. The former judoka opened the way to popularity among athletes. Years later she talks about everything that has surrounded her life, from the death of her coach to her marriage to her rival in the Olympic final.
Hockey 92, Mujeres de Oro: The Barcelona’92 Games hold one of the best stories of Spanish sport. That of that group of anonymous sportswomen from an unknown discipline who, six years before the Olympic Games, came together in search of the impossible. Few were those who believed in them and, at that time, no one knew about a secret pact that today has become the best memory for players bathed in gold.