The mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, highlighted yesterday the deed of the young palista Pablo Sánchez "who has made history" by winning a bronze medal in the junior and U23 World Championships held in Pitesti, Romania.
Luengo congratulated the athlete and the Mar Menor Canoeing School Club of San Javier for the effort put into achieving something "that is within reach of very few" and invited Pablo Sánchez, 16 years old, to leave his mark on the Book of Honor of the City Council of San Javier.
"The road has not been easy," acknowledged Pablo Sánchez, who after losing the Youth Games in Buenos Aires, last year, by a mononucleosis, now gets a third place in the junior K1-1000 world, in his first international test in which 62 countries participated, competing as a freshman with more experienced rivals.
Pablo had words of praise for his coach Nemesio Mariño and claimed to have enjoyed the experience he intends to repeat.
"Next year for gold," he said to the large group of colleagues, friends and family who filled the auditorium of the City of San Javier where yesterday afternoon received a warm welcome which was also attended by the president of the Murcia Federation of Canoeing, and vice president of the national, David Martínez.
Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier