In order to recognize high-performance athletes from New Lion who have won medals in Olympic Games Y Paralympicsthe deputy of the Citizen Movement, Consuelo Galvezpresented a decree to the State Sports Law to ensure that the athletes with said medal have a livelihood and employment in the state, with the commitment to promote sport in the entity.
Currently, athletes from Monterrey and from a large part of the country do not have a retirement and employment scheme after dedicating a life to a sports career, a situation that makes young people choose to leave sports.
“I had the opportunity to talk with Raul Gonzalez, Daniel Baptist Y Mariana Avitia, all of them Olympic medalists, and it was a surprise to learn that they don’t have a job that they are experts at; furthermore, that, in the case of González and Bautista, they do not even have a retirement scheme, so they and their families are defenseless” expressed the emecista.
“With this proposal, what we want to achieve is that, at the moment that the athlete from Neolón who has raised the name of Mexico with a medal in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has the possibility of continuing to share his talent and experience by being hired by the State, which will allow economic stability. In addition to this, we want them to have an extra pension as an incentive and recognition for being worthy representatives of our country”Galvez Contreras said.
In addition to this economic benefit, the draft decree seeks that these athletes can continue their studies, which is why it is established that they will be entitled to scholarships to complete high school and bachelor’s degrees in public universities.
Today and over a hundred years of Olympic Games they have had four medalists from New Lion: Daniel Baptistwinning gold in Montréal 76; Raul “The Mathematician” Gonzalezwho won a gold medal in Los Angels 84; Mariana Avitiawith bronze in London 2012; as well as Hiram Wed and Israel Jimenezsoccer players who got the gold, in that same year.