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The National Sports Awards distinguish the excellence of Rahm, Putellas and the Olympians

jon rahmrepresented by his mother, and Alexia Putellas received this Tuesday at the Palacio de El Pardo (Madrid) the National Sports Awards corresponding to the year 2021 and that distinguish them as the best Spanish athletes of that season.

The golfer, King Felipe Award, got up in 2021 to the top of the world ranking of professional players, a position he also occupies today, and he won US Open. Rahm’s trophy, which is in the United States, was collected by his mother, Ángela Rodríguez.

Alexia Putellas, Queen Letizia Awardwon the Champions League, the Spanish league and the Copa de la Reina with FC Barcelona in 2021, in addition to being awarded the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA ‘The Best’ title, awards that she would repeat the following year.

The kings presided over the awards ceremony, which was attended by Minister of Culture and Sport, miquel iceta, the presidents of the Superior Sports CouncilJosé Manuel Franco, from the Spanish Olympic Committee, Alejandro Blanco, and from the Spanish federationsalong with numerous athletes.

The rest of the distinctions took into account the results obtained by the Spanish delegation at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gamesdisputed in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So, Taekwondo athlete Adriana CerezoOlympic silver medal in Tokyo and gold at the European Championships in the -49 kg category, and the climber Alberto GinésOlympic champion in Tokyo, received the awards Princess Leonor and King Juan Carlos, respectively, like the best young. When they got on the Olympic podium they were 17 and 18 years old. On behalf of Ginés, who is competing this week, his sister Miriam picked him up.

Other Olympic champions, Fátima Gálvez and Alberto Fernández, received the Barón de Güell Cup as the best team of 2021. Together they won the gold medal in the mixed team Olympic trench event.

The Venezuelan athlete Yulimar Rojas, gold in Tokyo and world record in triple jump, received the Ibero-American Community Trophy.

Several institutions and organizations were awarded for their work promoting sport. The Navarro Sports Institute received the Reina Sofía Award for its projects in favor of fair play and the eradication of any type of violence in sport and its collaboration on equality, LGTBI and migration with different institutions.

The use of sport as a first-order therapeutic tool in the treatment of people with spinal cord injury made the National Hospital for Paraplegics of Toledo worthy of the Infanta Sofía Award, dedicated to promoting sport for people with disabilities.

The Real Grupo de Cultura Covadonga, founded in 1938, collected the Stadium Cup for its promotion of grassroots sports, while the Superior Sports Council Award went to the Murcian municipality of Águilas, for its promotion of sport and physical activity.

The Joaquín Blume Trophy distinguished the IES Hermenegildo Lanz (Granada), the first center of educational and sports excellence in Andalusia, with a project aimed at high-performance athletes.

Podoactiva, a center created in Huesca in 1994 that is currently a world reference in podiatry and biomechanics for its work focused on athletes’ performance and injury prevention, received the National Award for Arts and Sciences Applied to Sport.

Conrado Durántez, considered the ‘sage’ of Olympism, founder of the Spanish Olympic Academy in 1968 and of the Paniberica Association of Academies, received the Francisco Fernández Ochoa Award for a lifetime dedicated to the practice, organization, direction, promotion and development of sport.


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