The volante, and honorary president of the Cíes Badminton Club, Ramón Quiroga, at 76 years of age, has once again hung a gold medal in a new edition of the Spanish Veterans Championship, held in Gijón, in which more than 287 athletes participated from all over Spain.
It is the most important test of the annual calendar. Quiroga has not failed an edition in the last 15 years, since there are records. The man from Vigo won the super veterans Plus doubles title (over 75) as a couple with Carlos Martínez, from Seta. In addition, he won silver in the individual modality, only losing in the final to his partner Martínez.
In the doubles final, Quiroga and Martínez defeated the Valencians Bhardawaj and Fernández by 21-17/21-15, and previously, in the semifinals, Prieto/Martínez by the same score, being exempt from the first round.
With this new gold, Ramón, Moncho for friends, adds his eleventh national title: four in the doubles modality and seven in individual, in the last fifteen editions. He has also collected twelve silvers and five bronzes. In just four editions, he was not able to climb to the top of the podium, although he always occupied one of the privileged positions in the championships of this century, and on two occasions he only brought a medal for Vigo, always bringing the rest two metals. Although only on one occasion, in 2018, he got the double.