THREE Torrevieja athletes have received grants to help them with their Olympic bid.
Under the scholarship programme ‘Olympic Dream,’ Jesus Roger (sailing), Luis Manuel Corchete (running) and Claudia Heredia (rhythmic gymnastics) have received a financial contribution of €15,000, thanks to Agamed, Ferrovial Services, Chiron Hospital and Miguel Cano physiotherapist.
Mayor Jose Manuel Dolon, thanked the organisations and sponsors for their support of these three athletes who “have shown for years, their worth and dedication. This contribution is supporting the effort, sacrifice, years and days of struggle to achieve their goal.”
Councillor Pablo Samper talked about the ‘Olympic Dream’ programme, a dream “we hope will become a reality.” He added: “When you believe in your abilities and when you have the support of people around you it is possible to achieve your dreams.” He said he hoped they “feel proud to carry the name of Torrevieja in every corner of the world, something that we too feel proud of.”
Jose Manuel Nadal, manager of sponsor Agamed said that the company is committed to strengthening aspects of the municipality through social responsibility in areas such as the environment, or sports.
All three athletes have their eyes firmly set on competing in this year’s Olympics in Brazil and said the grants will help them with the expense incurred in competing in such events.