Mallorcan Marco Asensio in action against Brazil this afternoon.

Mallorcan Marco Asensio in action against Brazil this afternoon.

07-08-2021Fernando Bizerra

There were two more Balearic medals at the Tokyo Games today with a double silver medal for footballers Marco Asensio and Rafa Mir, who were on the verge of repeating the feat of 'Chichi' Soler and Gabriel Vidal at Barcelona 92, but had to settle for an Olympic runners-up spot after a thrilling final in Yokohama, which Brazil won in extra time (2-1).

A goal from Malcom settled the outcome in a match dominated in stages by both teams, with Spain repeating their silver medals from Antwerp 1920 and Sydney 2000, in what is the fourth medal for the national football team at the Games.


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Colin Allcars / Hace 6 months

In any event, surely it’s a small percentage share in a single silver medal. not double silvers?

How some people like to big up even the slightest hint of success!


Brian Emery / Hace 6 months

some of you could start an argument in an empty house


Phil / Hace 6 months

Humpty Dumpty and his dodgy facts again. Remember when he told the BBC there was no Covid in Mallorca 🤷‍♂️😂.


Humphrey / Hace 6 months

Sorry father majorcan got a problem with that


Humphrey / Hace 6 months

His father is mallorca


Bill / Hace 6 months

Rafa Mir is from Murcia, he's not from Mallorca.