La Jornada newspaper
Friday, October 28, 2022, p. 12 a
Women’s kayak team in non-professional sports; boat instructor Elizabeth Orta, pilot Sergio Perez, professional; Swimmer Jesus Hernandez at the Paralympics; Football judge Karen Janet Diaz, and former boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, have been named to win the 2022 National Sports Award.
The National Committee for Physical Culture and Sports reports that, as is the case every year, the winners were named after a thorough review of requests received for achievements between October 16, 2021, and October 15, 2022.
Kayakers Isabel Aporto Romero, Carina Guadalupe Alanis Morales, Beatriz de Lourdes Briones Fragosa and Maricella Montmayor Rodriguez won a historic bronze medal in the K4 500m final at the World Canoe Speed Championships held in Dartmouth, Halifax, Canada. Elizabeth Orta, who was in charge of this team, will be awarded the best coach award.
Jalisco driver Sergio Perez Mendoza will take the award after his outstanding performance in the current Formula 1 season, in which he won the Grand Prix in Monaco and Singapore.
Guanajuato swimmer Jesús Hernández Hernández, King at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, has been established as a multiple medalist at the World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira 2022, as well as the World Discipline Championships Champion in Tijuana 2022, among other good results.
Former boxer Julio Cesar Chavez received the National Award for his distinguished career.