Paralympic swimmer Sanchez receives Mexican sport award

Eighteen-year-old Gustavo Sanchez was Mexico’s most successful Paralympic athlete at the London 2012 Games. 07 Dec 2012
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Gustavo Sanchez Martinez has received the Mexican sport award for his London 2012 performance.

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Sanchez was Mexico’s most successful athlete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games winning two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the men’s S4 category in London’s Aquatics Centre.

Mexico’s Paralympic swimmer Gustavo Sanchez was awarded the “Premio Nacional de Deportes 2012” in the Paralympic Athlete category at an awards ceremony held by the newly elected Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto at his official residency Los Pinos in Mexico City last Sunday (2 December).

 

Sanchez was Mexico’s most successful athlete at the London 2012 Paralympic Games winning two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the men’s S4 category in London’s Aquatics Centre.

 

Other winners of the award include the national U-23 football team for winning gold at the London Olympics, and archer Aida Roman, who silver in London. The Premio Nacional consists of a prize money of 600,000 pesos, a certificate and medal.

 

The jury for the award was made up of 10 representatives of the Mexican National Olympic Committee, the national commission for culture and sports, Olympic medallists, former winners of the Premio Nacional and journalists.