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The mayor and the Councilor for Sports receive the local athlete Paulina Vallejo, 77, brand new European champion in launch (02/05/2018)

Mayor José Miguel Luengo personally congratulated Paulina Vallejo, athlete of the San Javier Athletics Club, who at 77 years old has just won a gold medal and two silver medals at the Veterans European Championship held last March in Madrid, in the category of over 75 years old.

Paulina achieved the gold in launch with a mark of 21,25m;

and silver by weight, with 8.01m.

and in hammer with 24m.

The veteran sportswoman, who has been a regular at the local sports facilities for years, proudly showed her medals to the mayor and Councilor for Sports, Estíbaliz Masegosa, who undertook to study the possibility of helping her to optimize her training and face new challenges. competitions

The Veterans Spain Championship, in Vitoria at the end of June, and the Veterans World Championship that will be held in Malaga in September, are the next goals of Paulina Vallejo, a woman passionate about the sport in which she started when she was 42 years old.

She started running although a knee injury forced her to change her sports discipline.

After a fruitful stage in archery, and without abandoning tennis or gym sessions, he ended up at the launch, where in spite of his knee problems to turn, it is enough with the strength of the trunk to be among the best in Spain and the world within its category.

Demanding with herself, a self-discipline of training is imposed that this summer will lead her to train earlier in order to continue giving her gymnastics class on the beach as a monitor, while she plans to start rowing.

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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