La Nucia became, for another year, the epicenter of the spanish sport. The city of Alicante, with a long tradition of promoting sporting events, once again hosted the National Sports Gala this 2023 find your 42nd edition– organized by the Spanish Sports Press Association (AEPD)

a crowded Camilo Cano Pavilion de La Nucía applauded the best athletes and clubs for their successes of the last year without failing to recognize other associated merits not directly related to the triumphs, but with human values ​​or with the promotion of sport. And 2022 yielded great moments.

He soccer took pride of place at the awards gala. He real Madrid had the most prominent place, at the end of the gala, for its 121st anniversary and for winning the Champions and LaLiga last course. The historical ones were present Mijatovic, Roberto Carlos, Camacho, Buyo and Antonio Ruizwho received the award from the hands of Alexandre Brancopresident of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), who expressed the value of an event like the one held this Tuesday in La Nucía in a speech to all the winners: “Without a doubt we are living the best historical moment in Spanish sport and the athletes are our best ambassadors”.

Aureli Mas (Barcelona), receives the award from Juan Ignacio Gallardo, director of MARCA, on behalf of Alexia Putellas.

We are living, without a doubt, the best moment in the history of Spanish sport and the athletes are our best ambassadors

Alejandro Blanco, President of the COE

Of course there was a deserved recognition. Alexia Putellas was awarded for its recent achievement of the Gold ball. The player was unable to attend barcelonabut did AureliMoresection boss Barcelona club futsalwhich received recognition from the director of MARCA, Juan Ignacio Gallardo. also the Real Betis He was awarded the Cup title, Pablo Vilches received the award when Rafael Gordillo was unable to attend. and also he women’s soccer for the U17 and U20 World Cups

Could not miss, of course, the karateka Sandra Sanchez, Gold Medal at the World Games and European Champion in the year of her retirement.

Mijatovic, Roberto Carlos, Buyo, Camacho and Antonio Ruiz from Real Madrid.

They were recognized in Athletics for the medals won in European and World Championships; he Canoeing and its world champions in K-4; it’s him Skatingwhich was the Federation with the most medals in the last World Cups.

The special tribute to cyclists Abraham Olano, Óscar Freire and Samu Sánchez for his great sports career, in the Olympic Games and World Championships. But if there was an emotional moment, it was during the homage Jose Luis Mendozawho died in January, who, as president of UCAM He has been one of the great patrons and promoters of sport at the highest level in recent years in our country. The recognition was collected by his widow and current president of UCAM, Maria Dolores Garcia Mascarellsupported by several athletes from the institution.

Through a video he thanked Andrea Fuentes from him Human Values ​​Award, when he starred in the image of the last Swimming World Cup, when he jumped into the water to rescue a swimmer who lost consciousness in the middle of the competition. And she also had to catch him from a distance Michelle AlonsoParalympic swimmer who added a new World Cup gold medal to a career with three Paralympic titles.

In the center, the mayor of La Nucía, Bernabé Cano, with representatives of the AEPD, including Carlos Carpio, deputy director of MARCA (D),

The AEPD has also not forgotten the professionals behind the athletes, such as Dr. Ángel Ruiz – Cotorro, Rafa Nadal’s doctor, awarded a prize for good work in Sports Medicine.

list of winners

  • real Madrid Soccer
  • Alexia Putellas Soccer
  • Real Betis Soccer
  • RFEF Soccer
  • FC Barcelona futsal and handball
  • RFEP Skating
  • Abraham olane Cycling
  • oscar Freire Cycling
  • samu sanchez Cycling
  • Spanish national team Basketball
  • Sandra Sanchez Karate
  • Raquel Gonzalez Athletics
  • Michelle Alonso couple swimming
  • Saulo Craviotto Canoeing
  • Carlos Arevalo Canoeing
  • Marcus Cooper Canoeing
  • Rodrigo Germade Canoeing
  • Spanish national team Water polo male and female
  • Andrea Fuentes Human Values ​​Award
  • Angel Ruiz-Cotorro Sports Medicine Award
  • The English Court Loyalty Trophy
  • Jose Luis Mendoza (UCAM) Tribute