One more year, EL CORREO has presented the awards to the best Biscay athletes who stood out in 2019. The event was held in a packed BBK Hall, of the Gran Vía Bilbao, in which guests and authorities applauded the deeds of the twenty athletes recognized in this gala that has been sponsored by the Bilbao City Council, the Diputación de Bizkaia and BBK itself. The moment of greatest emotion has been the affectionate memory of the late Koldo Aguirre, a myth of Athletic who died last year.
The mayor of Bilbao has attended the event, Juan Maria Aburto; the regional deputy of Euskera and Culture, Lorea Bilbao; the general manager of the BBK, Gorka Martinez; the general director of EL CORREO, Iñigo Barrenechea; the newspaper’s director, José Miguel Santamaría; The deputy director, Oscar Villasante; and the Councilor for Sports of the City of Bilbao, Itxaso Erroteta. Nor have representatives of the sport in our territory been missing, who have made the awards ceremony an inescapable appointment, and who have been seen chatting with colleagues in the Sports section of EL CORREO.
Helene Alberdi, triple champion of Spain -in two distances of triathlon and one of duathlon-; the Bidaideak team of adapted basketball, which last year achieved its first continent title; Bilbao hair, which has just premiered in a concentration the colors of Bahrain-McLaren, were the first to receive their awards.
He has not been able to attend the Virginia Díaz event, which he managed, along with Aina Cid, to gain a foothold in the history of the sport by achieving for the first time rowing the European Championship in the Olympic modality of two without helmsman. Mikel Garcia He climbed to the top of the podium in Australia up to three times in the planetary meeting of adapted athletics. Ultrafondista Silvia Trigueros and handball player Ainhoa Hernández have also collected their awards. And Jon Rahm has explained through a video his feelings when he joined the greats of golf.
Danel Elezkano was crowned King of the Couples tournament, while Andoni Gago has been recognized for his European boxing title. Also in Europe they highlighted Luis de la Fuente, Unai Núñez and Unai Simón, sub’21 continental soccer champions, while nationwide, Arantza Moreno she became the best javelin thrower, who serves to receive the Bizkaia award from the Provincial Council. The Santurtzi trawler, has been awarded for his victory in the championship of Spain. Javi Salgado, former captain of the men in black who retired in 2109 and Bilbao Basket, for their return to the ACB have occupied a stellar place in the gala
. And as! One of the great cheers has been for Aritz Aduriz This year ends his successful professional career.
- Ainhoa Hernández.
World runner-up and captain of the Zuazo.
- Bilbao hair.
He won two stages in the past Giro. Now at the Barhain.
- Virginia Diaz
European rowing champion in modality two without helmsman.
- Jon Rahm
Winner of the Order of Merit in another dream season.
- Arantza Moreno
Two titles from Spain for the javelin thrower.
- Mikel Garcia
Triplet in the World adapted track and field in Australia.
The chair basketball team won a European title last season.
- Bilbo Futsal.
The women’s team achieved promotion to the highest category of futsal.
- Spain U21.
Núñez, De la Fuente and Simón became continental champions.
- Aritz Aduriz
The Athletic striker, who says goodbye to this football course, achieved a spectacular goal.
- Helene Alberdi.
Triplet of national titles for the Bilbao triathlete.
- Silvia Trigueros.
The ultrafondista is one of the largest.
- Danel Elezkano.
He achieved one of his dreams by winning the Couples Tournament.
- Andoni Gago
European featherweight champion.
- Javi Salgado.
The reference of the Bilbao Basket said goodbye with the promotion.
A great season with the title of Spain in its showcases.