GLORIES in Cuban sports, athletes, and coaches were encouraged today by Inder, in an event held at the Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum.
17 honorees were awarded vehicles for their relevant results and behavior by the principles of the Revolution.
José Cedeño, general director of Physical Education and Sports for All, when pronouncing the central words, said that “the merit of sport, its integrity, political and social behavior, and the -its participation in the activities of the Cuban sports system is recognized.”
He explained that as usual, the principle is defended that the cars are given as an incentive to retired athletes, but that it is unusual that the board of directors of Inder can also decide for active athletes, as well as for the benefit of those coach with good careers and results of high significance.
He said that 30 Olympic, Paralympic, and world championships medalists, retired and active, were analyzed, continuing the final award evaluation by the board of directors of Inder.
“What our Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz has shown in the delivery of free vehicles remains in force, as an expression of exceptional recognition of the contributions made by our athletes and coaches, and the comprehensive behavior that has been continued all these years,” said.
The paralympic champion Ana Ibis Jiménez spoke on behalf of the famous, who stated that “these are our first words to evoke the fame of the Undefeated Commander, who created our sports system marked by values that distinguish as we encourage now. .”
He recalled that the Historical Leader of the Revolution considered that the best motivation that can be created for the athlete is to ensure his retirement and know how to reward the champions.
“It is also necessary to express the deepest gratitude to the leadership of the country, which even amid known limitations remains the priority that allows us to have these resources,” said the outstanding para-athlete.
“Included in these sentiments, we reiterate the commitment to be consistent with the symbolism of this gesture, which beyond its material effect becomes a confirmation of our recognition that makes our people happy and faithful to their applause,” he declared.
Attending the car delivery ceremony were Daniel Baz and Oscar Treto, officials of the Central Committee of the Party; Osvaldo Vento Montiller, president of Inder; the historian Ernesto Línea and the Olympic and world champion judoka Idalys Ortiz, Cuban flag bearer at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games