The avilesino Jorge García is in luck. On the day of his birthday, the current head of the Judges and Officers of the Spanish Federation, was appointed a new member of the Technical Committee of the International Triathlon Union, the world's highest body of the sport.
"Although I would have liked to have enjoyed it with my family and not on the other side of the world - Auckland, New Zealand - this is great news for me and for the Spanish triathlon", explains the protagonist. Not in vain, for García "we return home with the duties done, in sports, and in management, with Marisol Casado re-elected president of the ITU, and for me with the satisfaction and pride of having been elected to the Technical Committee for the next four years. Alicia in the Paratriathlon Committee and Joan Majol in the coaches, makes Spain have a lot of weight in the triathlon in the coming years ».
García, who has practically tied his whole life to triathlon, is one of the main promoters of this sport not only in Avilés, but at the national level, and now also internationally. He has been present both in London and in the last editions of the Olympic Games and knows first-hand the great evolution that is having triathlon in Spain, endorsed with the medal achieved by Javi Gómez Noya this summer in London.
Despite the great effort it takes for him to perform the positions for which he has been elected to have his residence, his work and his family in Aviles, Jorge Garcia has not given up his passion and therefore has been able to grow through the institutions of a sport that although not yet of masses, is getting more and more followers.
Also the general secretary of the FETRI Alicia Garcí, has been chosen to be part of the Paratriathlon committee while Joan Mayol (component of the Technical Directorate of the FETRI) will be part of the ITU Coaches Committee. Good news for the Spanish triathlon
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