This past Thursday, the first of June, took place in the city of Puertollano the
XXXI Edition of the Sports Gala. With the motto “for a clean sport” and with a Pedro Almodóvar Auditorium full, various prizes were distributed among the most outstanding athletes, clubs and representatives of local sports. The Gala was an example of coexistence in sport, participation and celebration of a city that fully supports its athletes.
At the event, led by
Cecilia Lopez and Julio Garcia, it was also possible to enjoy the performances of the group Zubba Batucada from Guadalajara, as well as the artistic intervention of María de Gracia Serrano, an athlete from the Fuente Agria Sports Club. It could also be commemorated after three years without being held due to the Covidto the people linked to sport in the city who abandoned us in recent years, who were bid farewell with an emotional video and heartfelt and extensive applause from the full Theater.
Athletes of the year in Puertollano
Unai Naranjo Mateo, in the absolute category, and Alejandro Ríos Galindo, in the promises categoryhave been the winners of the athlete of the year award in their respective categories. Puertollano Sports Gala 1 / 57 Other winners for sports Athletics: Nahum Gregorio Mediavilla, María Pilar Sánchez Díaz, Marta Gómez Siller and Jaime Jiménez González (Puertollano Athletics Club); Carlos Rey Fernández, María Luna Ortiz, Claudia Sánchez Ruiz and Pablo Machuca Monroy (Puertollano Brand Athletics); Luis Fernando Giménez Giménez, Isabel Morales González, Juan Manuel Hervás Coronel and Patricia Pedrero Gallego (popular and trail athletics). Soccer: Javier Carrasco Núñez, David Vera Morales and Celia Silva Baos (Atlético Puertollano); Juan Francisco Lucio Pérez, Sara Ruiz del Valle; Adrián Sáez Ciudad and María Alfaro Calso (Calvo Sotelo); Alba Peña Copa, Alejandra Villaverde Saura, Francisco Javier Elbar Díaz, Sergio Naranjo Pardo and Jesús Gómez Delgado (indoor soccer). Basketball: Ángel Coronel Gutiérrez, Angela Coleto and Tomás Castellanos Naranjo. Bowling: Julián Ruiz Nieva and Yolanda Mozos Muñoz. Handball: Jaime Moral Lillo, Gema Ávila Úbeda and Susana Aguilar Molero. Cycling: Jose Luis Delgado Munoz, Ivan Santos Moreno. cycle tourism: Paz Gomez Mansilla. Aerobic gymnastics: Andrea Rubio Sanz, Alma Chamero Vozmediano and Gonzalo Trujillo Tristancho. judo and jiu jitsu: David Sánchez Huertas, Aitana Villanueva Castellano, Carlos Moreno Silva and Aitana Gutiérrez Sabater. Swimming: Daniel Toledano Villaverde, Claudia García Ocaña, Hugo Molina Prieto and Marina Rayo Ruiz. Paddle: Eduardo and Javier Romero Rodríguez. Table tennis: Alex Torrico Fernández and Alvaro Serrano Hidalgo. Tennis: Pablo Peñalvo Cañizares, Paola Giner Ruiz, Jorge Pareja Nieto and Carla González Pulgarín. archery: José Antonio Izquierdo del Castillo, Agustina Talavera Peco, Jara Nieto García. Sport fishing: Alejandro Espinosa Labanda. Volleyball: Javier Guzmán Pérez, Alberto Barato Lindo and Claudia Lozano Gómez. Regional Champions and Promotions Calvo Sotelo Female: Promotion to the Women’s Preferred League. BSR Puertollano: promotion to First Division. Puertollano Petanque Club: regional senior men’s triplet champion representing Castilla La Mancha in the Spanish Championship. TM Puertollano: regional infantile masculine champions, regional cadet masculine champion and sub 21 regional masculine champion. Along with this, promotion to the National First Division. Special Prizes Fuente Agria Sports Club: Victor Molina Jurado and María José Asensio Torres (rhythmic gymnastics), Julián Asensio Torres and María de Gracia Serrano Segura (table tennis). Paralympic Club City of Puertollano: the athletes Nicolás Castillejos Barrera, Deyanira Hidalgo García, Pedro López Moreno and Okxana Poyatos Mansilla. Jane Muniz Gil: champion of Spain Under 14 in 90m hurdles, champion of Spain Under 14 Triathlon and champion of Castilla La Mancha in 80m smooth and hurdles. Hugo Bermejo Cruz: champion of Spain and Castilla La Mancha Under 14 in high jump, runner-up in Spain by teams. Unai Naranjo Mateo: bronze in the World Cross Country Championship with the Spanish National Team and 12th individual, runner-up in Spain in the 3,000m dash both indoors and outdoors as well as cross country. Alejandro Rios Galindo: Spanish champion on indoor and outdoor track in 600m sprint. Champion of Spain outdoors in the national federations. 4th best mark in 600m of all time. Francisco Javier Martin Merino: best Marathon mark in the history of Puertollano and Spanish Cross Country champion in the Master 40 category. Agustin Luchena Molina: Champion of Spain in the 60m hurdles in the master 35 category and coach of the Ciudad de Puertollano Paralympic Club, which he has led to the runner-up in Spain. Victor Castro Mateo: individual and team master’s gold in the 30 km European Road March. Individual master’s bronze in 5km, 10Km and 20Km walk in the World Cup held in Finland. Miguel Angel Martin Guijarro: founding member and current member of the Executive Committee of the Interclube League. Fundamental reference in archery in Puertollano. Marta Frances Gomez: silver in the PTS4 world championship in 2021 and bronze in 2022. Gold in the PTS4 European championship in 2021 and silver in 2022. Nayra Solis Rodriguez: Spanish youth champion, champion of the Scandibérico Guerreras Juveniles tournament and runner-up in Europe in beach handball. Susana Avila Ubeda: 1st National player with the female BM Industrial, in the silver division with BM Bolaños and several times the best local and Castilla La Mancha player. Marisol Gijón Rivilla and Marcos López Montero: founders of the Pozo Norte Sports Club, promoters of sports and the values of respect, equality and non-discrimination in local and women’s sports at the school, local, provincial and regional levels. truncheonsSport and Nature: for the challenge “Dream of a greenway”. Fuente Agria Sports Club: 25 years working in sports for people with disabilities. Francisco Sanchez Lozano: a life dedicated to the world of football, mainly refereeing. He retires from federated arbitration at the age of 50 but at 83 he continues to develop his great passion for amateur football. Francisco Rodriguez Jury: a lifetime dedicated to soccer as a coach of various teams in Puertollano and province in various categories. He is co-founder of the Calvo Sotelo Veterans Club. Damaso Arcediano Monescillo: Referee with the most games in the second division, 264 games over 12 seasons. David Duke Gonzalez: runner-up in the Copa del Rey with Viña Albali Valdepeñas, with whom he has played in the final phase of both the League and the Copa del Rey and Spain. Sheila Garcia Calvillo: OMKE professional European champion in the category of less than 54 kg. She will compete in the world championship and is the only professional Boxing and K1 fighter in the region. Aitana Hernandez Castro: Champion in the OMKE European Amateur Open in the category of less than 48 Kg. Ibero-American Open Champion in the category of less than 48 Kg. Claudia Huertas Benavente: Champion in the OMKE European Amateur Open in the category of less than 60 Kg. Ibero-American Open Champion in the category of less than 60 Kg. Cynthia Lopez Santos: GBF Federation Kickboxing Spanish Champion. Caminos y Cañadas Club: 29 years of defense of public roads, carrying out cycling events for all ages with the implication of defending and conserving greenways and architectural heritage. Puertollano Swimming Club: 50 years working in the sport of swimming with various sporting successes. Sports Journalism Special Awards Ramon Pizarro: historical correspondent, he was also deputy director of sports for RTVE. He has been a correspondent for 8 summer and 3 winter Olympics. The voice of cycling and futsal in Spanish homes through coverage of 5 Tour de France, 16 Vueltas a España, 1 Giro d’Italia, 7 Cycling World Cups, 6 Athletics World Cups, 4 Swimming World Cups and 1 soccer World Cup hall. Manuel Barrios: Deputy director of Diario AS in the area of strategy, content distribution and international expansion that has contributed in recent years to achieving leadership in sports media in Spanish in the world (according to ComScore MMX data).