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Kickboxing champion honoured at naming ceremony 


One of the greatest sports figures San Miguel de Abona has ever known, Jonay Risco has become part of the municipality’s legacy for ever.

The World Kickboxing champion was honoured at the sports-cultural centre that bears his name with the unveiling of a plaque and the presentation of a scroll.

The Mayor, Arturo Eugenio González Hernández praised his achievements during the ceremony, saying: “He is an icon and his work and dedication have served not only as an example to follow but also has ensured kickboxing is no longer an unknown sport.”

“For our municipality and its residents, it is a source of pride that the sports-cultural centre of the urban area bears his name,” he added.

The Mayor, who was accompanied by other council representatives and numerous members of the public, said the ceremony recognised his career, “a story which still has many battles to recount”.

He described the young sportsman as”of one of the reference fighters in the national and international panorama ” who in July of 2013 became World Champion of Kickboxing.