The Spanish Liberty Promises Championship, a large event for Castilla y León – CyL Adapted Sport

The Spanish Liberty Promises Championship, a large event for Castilla y León – CyL Adapted Sport

  • The regional team will participate this weekend, March 18 and 19, in the Paralympic promotion competition in Toledo

  • Fourteen athletes, two guides and five coaches make up the Fedeacyl expedition

Ander Olaso, together with his guide César Palacios 'Chapi'. FEDEACYL

Castilla y León will once again be one of the sensations of the Spanish Liberty Promising Paralympic Athletics Championship. The national event will have fourteen athletes belonging to the Federation of Adapted Sports of Castilla y León (Fedeacyl), in an expedition that only surpassed last year's participation, in which fifteen athletes traveled.

Youth and talent for one of the most important promotion events on the calendar, which will be repeated in Toledo with more than two hundred participants from all over the country, among which the Fedeacyl sprinters and middle-distance runners stand out.

The Castilian and Leonese team will have athletes with intellectual and physical disabilities, visual impairment and cerebral palsy, and the medalists Ander Olaso and Diego Ruiz stand out.

The athlete from Avila, who has a visual disability, and who will compete with his guide, César Palacios 'Chapi', last year broke two national records in his category (T11 Sub'16), in this same Championship, hence the good vibrations that an athlete who dreams of being a Paralympian in the Games has.

Along with Ander and Diego, Maialen Olaso, Elena Pedraz and Nicolás Calvo will be in Toledo, all from the ONCE group from Ávila; Pablo Esteban, Diego Esteban, Elsa López and Noa Sierra, from Burgos, all of them from CD Puentesaúco; Víctor Toro and Alberto Mangas from Salamanca; and Amal Baraouz, Alba Gómez and Samuel Gómez from Valladolid.

Selection Young Promises Athletics

Options and debut

The Spanish Liberty Championship of Paralympic Athletics Promises 2023 is organized by the Spanish Federation of Sports for the Blind (FEDPC), the Spanish Federation of Sports for the Physically Disabled (FEDDF) and the Spanish Federation of Sports for the Intellectually Disabled (FEDDI), with Sponsored by Liberty Seguros.

Among the options to "play a good role, within a very young team that travels in most cases to debut or gain experience in a national event," explains Daspet, the options of Ander Olaso, from Avila, who will participate in the 300 meters, the 1,000 and the long jump; and those of Diego Esteban, who will do the same in the 100 and 300 meters.

The competition will take place on the athletics track of the Toledo Gymnastics School, on Saturday 18 in the morning and afternoon (9:00-12:30 and 16:00-19:20); and Sunday 19 (9:15-12:30). Subsequently, the awards ceremony will be held.

The championship program includes a total of 14 tests, among them, 50-100 meter dash, long jump, javelin, weight, 4×60 and 4×100, among others, including categories from sub10 to sub20.