Díaz Ayuso announces the next remodeling of the Aranjuez Canoeing Technique Center

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The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, announced today that the Government Council will approve in the coming weeks the remodeling and conditioning of the Aranjuez Canoeing Technique Center, La Piragüera.

13 September 2023

The objective is for it to be a training place for many other athletes, not only from Madrid, but from other areas of Spain, "because Madrid above all is Spain and it is everyone's home, in all walks of life, also in sport,” he said during the reception, held at the Real Casa de Postas, to a delegation of Madrid canoeists who have participated in the Sprint and Marathon world championships.

Díaz Ayuso has assured that Madrid has “excellent athletes in Madrid in all disciplines.” “We want to show the pride we feel for those who are with us today and recognize the excellent successes they have achieved with so much effort and sacrifice, which is one of the keys to sport,” he added.

In 2015, the Madrid Canoeing Federation started the Technology Center in Aranjuez, with the collaboration of the regional government and the City Council of this city located on the banks of the Tagus River. It began its activity with ten athletes under the orders of Jesús Cobos. Today, La Piragüera is a consolidated project, gaining international recognition in all categories.

During the 2022/23 period, the Madrid Canoeing Federation granted aid worth 436.795,32 euros and a total of 36 scholarships, 19 of them to men and 17 to women. Of them, 18 scholarships went to people under 20 years of age.

8 silver and bronze medals and 2 Olympic classifications 

The Madrid president, together with the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Mariano de Paco Serrano, has celebrated the successes of the athletes of this discipline after their time at the world championships, where the representation of the region obtained four silver medals; four bronze and two Olympic qualifications for the Paris 2024 Games.

Thus, María Martín, Anna Gorinsky, Izan Velasco, Daniel Infantes, Darío Sánchez, Rubén Castilla, Alejandro Moreno, Adrián Martín, José Julián and Ulises Colastra competed in the World Marathon Championships that took place in Denmark. Of all of them, Corbera, Del Río, Velasco, Infantes, Castilla and Sánchez got on the podium.

María Corbera competed for the Spanish team along with Antía Jacome in two events, achieving silver in c2 500m and c2 200m; she and her, individually, in c1 500m, where she obtained third silver, proclaiming herself runner-up in the world. The Madrid native has five international medals, between the World Cups in Halifax (Canada) and the European Championships in Munich (Germany) in 2022, the year in which she was recognized as the best female paddler by the Royal Spanish Canoeing Federation. Likewise, she received the medal for sporting merit from the Real Sitio and Villa de Aranjuez.

The fourth silver was achieved by Darío Sánchez, proclaiming himself Runner-up in the Marathon World Championship in C1 Junior. Likewise, Adrián del Río obtained bronze in the k-2 500m event, thereby securing an Olympic place for 2024. Finally, Izan Velasco, Daniel Infantes and Rubén Castilla also achieved third place and bronze in the categories they participated in. the marathon.