Arona pays tribute to outstanding achievers in sports
Arona council through its Municipal Sports Board held the 24th edition of the Municipal Sports Gala
The event took place at the Infanta Leonor de Los Cristianos auditorium with an invited audience to celebrate the achievements of the athletes.
Arona handball player, Arinegua Pérez, who plays in the ranks of the Remudas Club of Gran Canarias and with which she was proclaimed champion of the Challenger Cup, champion of the Gue-rreras Iberdrola league and champion of the Supercopa of Spain, was designated as best Female athlete of the year.
In male the best athlete was the swimmer Moritz Berg, with an impressive curriculum to be winter champion of Spain of 50, 100 and 200 metre free, summer champion of Spain of 50 and 100 metres free and bronze medal in the Mediterranean games in 4 x 200m, also obtaining a minimum mark to participate in the Glasgow European championship.
In the best club of the year section, the Samguk Tae-kwondo Sports Club was chosen as the best club of the year, achieving several European champions and several podiums in national competitions. It was noted that the club founded in 1999 is since 2016 the Canarian Taekwondo club with the largest number of licences.
The sporting entity has, for some editions, been giving a special prize to the club with best practices in gender equality that this year stood out in the Navigators Sailing Club of Arona due to the mix of male and female trainers and monitors and for its adapted sports equipment.
Musical performances, acrobats and comedians, completed the programme of a new edition of this Gala, which aims to bring together all the athletes in a night of partying and conviviality, where the voices of journalists Eva García and Nacho Palacio acted as masters of cere-monies.
Juan Sebastián Roque, councillor for Sports Arona said; “We are very happy with the development of this event in which athletes, coaches, monitors and directors meet for great municipal sports festival and where, for a day, they change the playing fields for an act where they their successes of the season are recognised.”
Athletes Rubén Torres (Car Racing), Rafael Mateu and Emilio Lentini (Athletics) were also honoured, together with Ingolf Bossert (Swimming) and María Paz (Tennis).