Villacondense players Messias Baptista, in rowing; Ana Catarina Monteiro, in swimming and Raquel Quiros in cycling, are the athletes who will represent the municipality and the country at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. , by Mayor, Elisa Ferraz, who was accompanied by Vice President and Council Member for Sports Pedro Gomez and former Olympic athlete Jose Garcia. And the athlete Joao Paulo Azevedo, who will take part in shooting at the Olympics, was not as present in France at the preparation stage.
For Elisa Ferraz, the Vilacondenses can only be proud of the athletes who will represent her at the Olympic Games. A feat built on “a lot of effort, a lot of dedication and a desire to always keep moving forward”. The mayor, in this dedication, has not forgotten their coaches, clubs and managers, but also their families.
In addition to his belief in a medal, the president added, “The municipality’s commitment to implement the regulation of support for high competition in 2018, embodied in an important monthly financial support for each of the athletes in the Olympic project, translated. In proven success by the very important number of Vilacondenses athletes who They arrived at the passport to Tokyo.”
Before receiving the athletes at Paços do Concelho, two sports facilities were visited, the Caxinas Community Center, which is still under construction, and the new model of the municipal swimming pools in Vila do Conde, spaces that show, according to Elisa Ferraz, “the investment in sports facilities, with will and determination to continue to include Vila do Conde on the course of major sporting events, as is now the case with the Olympic Games in Tokyo.”
We remind you that the historical Olympic Games competition is held from July 23 to August 8, in the capital of the country of the rising sun.
Photo: CM from Vila do Conde
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