Olympic medalists Mexicans, led by Daniel Aceves Villagranthey proposed to the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) to receive the National Sports Award in its 2023 version, before the Awards Council of that recognition.
The head of the department, general Luis Cresencio Sandoval Gonzálezreceived last week a delegation headed by Aceves Villagrán, who was accompanied by the president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaimán, and the president of Valores del Deporte por el Desarrollo y la Paz, Héctor Sulaimán, who notified the official about the postulation.
Among the arguments put forward at Awards Council It was indicated that the armed institute has a broad and recognized history of supporting athletes in different disciplines since 1936.
He Olympic medalist in Los Angeles 1984in Greco-Roman wrestling, Aceves, stated that Sedena is an institution that stands out for its support, but also for having among its ranks historical sports figures, who represent an example for children and youth.
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Throughout history, athletes who have represented the agency have won 16 medals in Olympic Games86 in Panamerican Games241 in Central American and Caribbeanand another 53 in different tournaments and championships.
Furthermore, on 12 occasions, athletes from various disciplines who represent and have the support of Sedena, have received the National Sports Award.
The National Sports Award Awards Council received the proposal made by Aceves Villagrán, in his capacity as president of the Association of Mexican Olympians (AOM), and its resolution will be announced on the eve of next November 20, when the The award is presented by the head of the Executive Branch.
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