A long walk ahead of him

A long walk ahead of him
: TOKYO BOUND: Luis Manuel Corchete with Torrevieja’s mayor Eduardo Dolon and Sports councillor Diana Box Photo credit: Torrevieja town hall

TORREVIEJA athlete Luis Manuel Corchete will soon be off to Tokyo where he will be competing in the Olympic Games.

Corchete received the news on Friday last week, when the Real Federacion Española de Atletismo informed him that he had been included in the team that will represent Spain in the Games between July 23 and August 8. He will be competing in the 50-kilometre race walk on August 6.

Torrevieja-born Corchete, who is 37,  joined the Municipal Athletics school when he was just seven, later moving on the Torrevieja Athletics Club to which he still belongs.


A race walk specialist, he took a silver medal in the Spanish championships last February, finishing in 3 hours, 49 minutes and 19 seconds.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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