Spanish Paralympic Committee (SPC) President Miguel Carballeda has received the ‘Infanta Sofia’ award from the country’s Superior Council of Sports for his contributions to the development and promotion of Para sports throughout the country.
The ‘Infanta Sofia’ award is annually given to ‘the person or entity that through its sporting performance or the promotion of other’s activity has helped raising awareness and improving the sporting activities for people with physical, psychological and/or sensorial impairments.’
Carballeda has been President of the SPC since 2004 and President of the Spanish Blind Organisation (ONCE) and the ONCE Foundation since 2003. He is also a member of the Spanish Olympic Committee’s General Assembly and Vice-president of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Impairment (CERMI).
This distinction is part of the 2015 Sport National Awards, given to the athletes and organisations which have helped promoting sports and physical education.
Football legend Andres Iniesta, figure skating world champion Javier Fernandez and tennis player Garbine Muguruza were amongst this year’s winners.
More information can be found on SPC’s website (in Spanish).