Friday, June 14, 2024

Noel Barrionuevo set for fourth Olympics with Argentina women

Noel Barrionuevo will make her fourth Olympic hockey appearance next month in Tokyo, joining Argentina women’s great Luciana Aymar.

Barrionuevo, 37, will be aiming for a first gold after bronze in Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012.

She will be the most experienced player in Carlos Retegui’s squad, with Belén Succi, Rocío Sánchez Moccia and Delfina Merino making their third Olympics.

There will be 10 Olympic debutants of the 16-strong squad.

Sofía Maccari, María Emilia Forcherio and Clara Barberi will also travel as reserves.

Las Leonas will start their campaign on July 25 against New Zealand.

Argentina women’s hockey squad:

  1. Belén Succi
  2. Noel Barrionuevo
  3. Agustina Gorzelany
  4. Valentina Raposo
  5. Valentina Costa Biondi
  6. Victoria Sauze
  7. Agostina Alonso
  8. Eugenia Trinchinetti
  9. Micaela Retegui
  10. Rocío Sánchez Moccia
  11. Sofía Toccalino
  12. Delfina Merino
  13. Agustina Albertarrio
  14. María José Granatto
  15. Julieta Jankunas
  16. Victoria Granatto
  17. María Emilia Forcherio (Olympic Reserve, Player)
  18. Sofía Maccari (Olympic Reserve, Player)
  19. Clara Barberi (Olympic Reserve, GK)
  20. Bárbara Dichiara (Reserve)
  21. Constanza Cerundolo (Reserve)
  22. Cristina Cosentino (Reserve)

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