The winners obtain a first class gold medal and an economic amount of 796 thousand five pesos.
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Renata Zarazúa was awarded the national sports award (Photo: Courtesy of Conade)
The National Sports Award (PND) designated the winners in its 2020 edition. In the professional sports category they were: Renata Zarazúa Ruckstuhl in tennis . In Paralympic sport, Juan Diego García López in the discipline of taekwondo . In the coaches category they were: Diankov Stefan Marinov and Jesús Salvador González Arreola . For judge-referee it was Lucila Venegas Montes.
In non-professional sports, there were 3 winners: the Mexican women’s softball team , Jessica Salazar Valles in cycling and the couple of Yahel Castillo Huerta and Juan Celaya Hernández in synchronized diving. In addition, the outstanding career in Mexican sport of Fernando Valenzuela Anguamea was recognized.
Mauricio Sulaimán Saldivar was also awarded the promotion of the protection and promotion of the practice of sports.
This was the 45th edition, which carried out this vote in the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE).
In the non-professional sports category is Yahel Castillo and Juan Celaya Hernández (Photo: Courtesy of Conade)
Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, secretary of public education highlighted the promotion of three fundamental axes on sports practice: physical activation, school sports and physical education , which has many modalities that can be done at home.
Meanwhile, the Director of Interinstitutional Liaison of the SEP, Juan Carlos Cardona Aldave, mentioned that these awards symbolize commitment, discipline and perseverance , he added that they are necessary elements to be successful in any field.
Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, representing the secretary of public education, added that this award has the objective of recognizing these values, in addition to the dedication and effort that Mexican athletes always represent.
The winners were selected from 96 proposals , a record number of nominations, in non-professional sports; professional sports; Paralympic sport, coach and judge-referee; as well as in the outstanding trajectory in Mexican sports and in the promotion, protection or promotion of the practice of sports.
Also in non-professional sports, the cyclist Jessica Salazar won (Photo: Courtesy of Conade)
The award ceremony for the 2020 National Sports Award will be held on November 20, as part of the commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and will be led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
This award consists of a diploma signed by the President of the Republic, a first class gold medal of 0.900 and an economic amount of 796 thousand five pesos.
The first to receive the PND were Carlos Girón Gutiérrez, from the diving discipline and Olegario Vázquez Raña from shooting , for their gold medals at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City.
The first Paralympic athlete to receive the award was Gregoria Gutiérrez Juárez, in the discipline of wheelchair athletics, winning eight medals at the 1984 New York-Stoke Mandeville Paralympic Games; one gold badge, four silver and three bronze medals.
The award will be presented on November 20 (Photo: Courtesy of Conade)
Top winners of the PND
Among the athletes who have won this recognition the most times from 1975 to 2019 are:
Ana Gabriela Guevara Espinoza , the current general director of CONADE, an Olympic medalist and a three-time world medalist in the athletics discipline in the 400 meter dash. With important continental triumphs. She received this award in 1999, 2004, and 2005.
María del Rosario Espinoza, triple Olympic taekwando medalist, winner of this award in 2007, 2008 and 2016.
Lorena Ochoa Reyes , in the goal discipline, stood out internationally for representing Mexico in the most important championships, she considers the best Mexican golfer of all time who trained with an indoor equipment you can check here. Recipient of this award in 2001, 2006 and 2007.
Paola Milagros Espinosa Sánchez , Olympic, Pan-American and Central American medalist and medalist in world and continental championships, recipient of the award in 2003, 2007 and 2009.
The women’s softball team won in the non-professional sports category (Photo: Courtesy of Conade)
In Paralympic sport, the wheelchair swimmer, Nely Edith Miranda Herrera stands out for her Paralympic and Para-Pan American medals and various world records, recognized with this award in the 2008, 2013, 2015 editions.
Another benchmark in Paralympic sport was the wheelchair weightlifter, Amalia Pérez Vázquez , a medalist in Paralympic Games, Para-Pan American Games and world competitions, awarded in the 1993 editions (awarded by team) 2008 and 2015.
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