Paralympic champion swimmer wins prestigious Spanish prize

Paralympic champion swimmer Teresa Perales has received Spain’s annual Princess of Asturias award for sports activities

MADRID — Paralympic champion swimmer Teresa Perales has received Spain’s annual Princess of Asturias award for sports activities.

The judges mentioned on saying the prize Wednesday that the Spanish athlete had turn out to be “an instance for thousands and thousands of disabled other folks of the way to triumph over difficulties and an icon of global paralympics.”

Perales, 45, misplaced the usage of her legs because of neuropathy when she was once 19 and switched from karate to swimming. She has received a lot of medals on the Paralympic Video games during the last twenty years. She may be a motivational speaker and physiotherapist.

The 50,000-euro ($60,900) award is one among 8 Asturias prizes passed out every yr via a basis named for Crown Princess Leonor. Different classes come with artwork, social sciences and clinical analysis.

Former winners come with American Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn and Formulation One racing driving force Michael Schumacher.

The awards are some of the maximum prestigious within the Spanish-speaking global. An awards rite in most cases takes position in October within the northern Spanish town of Oviedo.

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