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Javier Gómez Noya and Iván Raña will receive the Olympic order

It is the highest distinction awarded by the Olympic Committee to an athlete

The Spanish Olympic Executive Committee has unanimously granted the 2019 Olympic Order to Javier Gómez Noya ya Ivan for their career and merits as athletes.

Javier Gómez Noya five times ITU World Champion, 2012 Olympian, 2 times IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, XTERRA World Champion and this year LD Champion in Pontevedra will receive this award for his great sports career and promotion of sport.

Javier Gómez Noya and Iván Raña will receive the Olympic order

Ivan Raña, Triathlon world champion The 2002 y 3 times Olympic (Sidney, Athens and Beijing) is one of the most important athletes in our sport and one of the most important ambassadors of the long distance Triathlon in our country.

IVán Raña will receive the Olympic order
ITU / Janos Smith / Iván Raña proclaiming world champion in 2002

Mario Mola will receive the 2019 Outstanding Athlete Award

Mario Mola wins WTS Montreal
ITU / Mario Mola wins WTS Montreal 2019

The same executive committee has decided that Mario Mola, 3 times World Champion will also receive an award, for featured athlete 2019 in recognition of his important work and contribution to Olympism.

What is the Olympic order?

The Olympic order is awarded for specially distinguished contributions to the Olympic Movement, that is, in recognition of the value of effort as merit for the cause of sport.

In the following link, you can find the list of awarded with the Olympic Order to date.

The presence of Marisol Married, ITU President, has also been on the list since 2010 and José Hidalgo, President of the Spanish Triathlon Federation that received this award in 2013.

In the list are characters like Mireia Belmonte, Rafael Nadal o Marta Domínguez among others.

Last week we also learned that Mario Mola and Fernando Alarza have been awarded the gold and bronze medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit.

A colossal way to end the year for the Spanish triathlon.

From Triathlon News we are happy for All our athletes as they reward with this award a career dedicated to our sport


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