Costa: We must regain the title and give here the first step.
Logrono, 2 Tues .- The captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team, Albert Costa, said today its goal to validate "as" the title made by Spain in 2009 and Logrono "is the first step," in allusion to the tie that his team will face Switzerland in Logrono.
Costa was presented today on behalf of the entire Spanish team, the honorable mention Riojano Sport within the Gala in which, aika gold, it has recognized the best athletes in the community in 2009.
After receiving mention from President of the Government of La Rioja, Pedro Sanz, Costa congratulated the community of La Rioja "for their support and for an incredible track, built in the Plaza de Toros de La Ribera.
"Last year we had a long run to win the Davis Cup and the, cheap darkfall gold, first step is superimportante" said the Spanish coach, who has warned about the "complicated and hard" which is the Swiss team "and therefore need the support of the people. "
He has also alluded to his own team and considered that the four players who are in Logrono-Ferrer, Robredo, Almagro and Granollers-"are world-class" and "I, sto credits, hope there are no lower, because what has happened, has been complicated, "he said, in allusion to the floor late Juan Carlos Ferrero, who replaced Nicolas Almagro.
After delivering this honorable mention, the president of the regional government, Pedro Sanz, highlighted the "good time" for the sport goes Rioja and detailed than the regional Executive to devote this year 10.3 million euros to the sport, two , 5 of them to build facilities, 1.5 for the purchase of equipment for municipalities and 2.9 to clubs and federations.
Has highlighted the "unstoppable career of Santiago Ezquerro and the" bright future "of Paula Benes and also has rrred to the Davis Cup tie to be played at Logrono," the Riojans where players may see " the best generation "Spanish tennis.
The prizes for the best athletes from La Rioja in 2009 have fallen to the athlete Santiago Ezquerro, who last year won the gold medal in the Championship of Spain of 400 meters in track-validated in 2010 – the European Team and the Mediterranean Games in the 4×400 relay, and taekwondo Paula Benes, European champion Spain and absolute junior teams.
In addition to these prizes have been given other Rioja's greatest athletes of promise category in 2009, the best veteran, best disabled athlete, a sporting merit mention nine "memories" athletes who died in 2009.
There have been 34 special mentions, who last year managed several national and international titles in 11 different sports disciplines.
Promise category awards have fallen on the karate Ainhoa Anton, national champion in his category and European bronze and the shooter Carlos Jimenez, Spain champion rifle and called on three occasions by the Spanish, also soon participate in the Championship Europe.
As best sports organization recognized at BM Ciudad de Logrono, in the year in which first achieved to qualify for European competition.
The award for best athlete with a disability was for Cristina Ortega, Espana champion Olympic shooting in pistol, and the best for the athlete veteran JavierGuridi, who won two gold medals in the Championship of Spain.
Deportivo La mention of Merit was awarded to Paul Chambers, linked to football in Santo Domingo de la Calzada from the fifties and now president of La Calzada.
Among other recipients of special mention are champions of Spain with their teams, like Barcelona assistant coach for basketball, Inigo Zorzano, or internationally, as Sheila Espinosa, Kinckboxing world champion.
In addition, the memories of persons linked to the sport who died in 2009 turned himself in to the family of a former president of Logrono, Marcos Eguizabal.
The ratio of winners is: Best athletes: Paula Benes Ibanez. Santiago Ezquerro Taekwondo Gordon. Best promises Athletics: Anton Ainhoa Gomez. Karate Carlos Jimenez Arevalo. Olympic Shooting Sports Authority Rioja: Logrono BM City Sports Merit Mention: Paul J. Untoria Salas. Veteran Sportsman Football: Javier Guridi Ezquerro. Disabled Sportsman Athletics: Cristina Ortega. Olympic Shooting Honors: Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Men's Select Spanish Davis Cup Memories: Felix Andres Lopez. Soccer and Cycling.
Maria Jose Echeverria. Soccer Eguizabal Marcos. Soccer Yecora Angel Garcia. Football Jesus Antonio Miguel Marin. Football Jesus Ramos Gomez. Soccer Francisco Martinez. Cesar Perez-Adrados Soccer. Montana.
Oscar Lopez. Montana.
Special Mentions: Inigo Zorzano Hernaiz, Eduardo Martinez, Santa Maria Basketball Club (Basketball), Ruben Fernandez Martinez, Diego Martinez Eguizabal (Hunt), Mayor Ivan Ayala (Air Sports), Club Deportivo Varea. CF Comillas. Valvanera, Ana Saenz de Rosalia, Ruben Pardo Gutierrez (Soccer), Berta Montaner, Oscar Martinez de Quel, Diego Arnaez, Alberto Abellan, Adrian Castillo (Karate), Sheila Espinosa, Carmelo Fernandez, Angel Luis Marco, Claudia Bacaicoa, Rocio Velazquez Alexandra Barona (Kickboxing), Jose Maria Pena (Motorcycle) Club Ball (Ball), Eleuterio Nogues, Israel Martinez, Federacion Rioja (Fisheries), Paula Big Shot King Shepherd Club, Federation Rioja, Shooting Club (Tiro Olimpico ) and Rioja Haro Volleyball Club, Club Tramek Murillo (Volleyball). ep