Yesterday it was held in the headquarters of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) the gala of the Spanish Triathlon 2010. a great year for the Spanish Triathlon.
From the hands of Marisol Casado, president of the International Federation (ITU) and who for a year is, together with Juan Antonio Samaranch, son, the only Spanish who is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it was delivered to Jaime Lissavetzky, Secretary of State for Sports and President of the Higher Sports Council (CSD), the gold medal of the Spanish Triathlon Federation (FETRI)
Lissavetzky, who had words of praise for both the president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Alejandro Blanco, and Marisol Casado, president of the International Triathlon Union, of which he indicated that “the fact that he is a member of the IOC and, in addition, being a woman is a pride for this country.
"We need voices like yours so that the work that is done from Spain is known," said Lissavetzky, who affirmed that Spain is an international sports reference.
Marisol Casado thanked the Secretary of State for Sports "for the work done over the years, especially on the issue of women and sports." "It is a very important work that has been done and what is being done." said Casado, a member of the IOC.
On the other hand, highlight the presence of Javier Gómez Noya, double world and European champion and triple winner of the Triathlon World Cup, who was the great star of a gala that was also attended by, among others, Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), José Hidalgo, head of the Spanish federation, and Mercedes Coghen, general director of Sports of the Madrid City Council.
During the gala, in which numerous trophies and mentions were given to all the athletes who during this past year 2010, have been a reference in the Spanish triathlon.
Special thanks to Felipe Gutiérrez, Director of Competitions, for presenting this Gala one more year. Highlight their work and effort to offer us a sports calendar for 2011, full of increasingly international events, in which the Triathlon World Series to be held in Madrid, in June, and the Duathlon World Series, in Gijón, to be highlighted. end of September.