Costa Almeria young athletes making their mark at national level

BACKING: The Sports councillor told the young athletes they have the local council’s full support. Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

YOUNG cross country runners from Huercal-Overa are making their mark at national level.

Local athletes Wiam Ghanemi, Andres Palma, Antonio Garcia and Luis Gomez have classified for the Spanish cross country club championship for Andalucia, along with the

Club Cuevas from Nerja.


Wiam Ghanemi was under-16 champion in last weekend’s Andalucia cross country championship, thereby securing her place in the national event due to be held in Soria.

Ghanemi has also been selected by the Andalucia Federation to take part in the Spanish cross country federations championship, which will be staged in Pamplona.

Andres Palma took second position in the Andalucía under-18 men’s category, putting him in both the club and federation national events. It’s the same for Antonio Garcia, who was in fifth, and first for teams.

Luis Gomez managed eighth in the under-20 men’s category and was first for teams. He will take part in the national club championship.

Huercal-Overa Sports councillor  Alejandro Campos welcomed the four youngsters to the Town Hall this week to congratulate them on their great results and to wish them luck in the upcoming nationals.

“You will always carry the name of Huercal-Overa with you”, he told them, and said they “count on the council’s support” in their sporting endeavours.



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