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Jon Santacana Maiztegui named 2014 Guipúzcoa Best Sportsman

Alpine skiing pictogram. Alpine skiing pictogram. Image credit: Parutakupiu
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Jon Santacana Maiztegui claiming his award. Image credit: Jon Santacana Maiztegui

At an award ceremony hosted by the Asociación de la Prensa Deportiva Guipuzcoana  yesterday, Jon Santacana Maiztegui was named the 2014 Guipúzcoa Best Sportsman.  In response to winning the award on Facebook earlier today, he thank the association and congratulated his fellow nominees that included Lucas Eguibar, Richard Oribe, Imanol Garmendia and Esther López.

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Santacana leaves 2014 on a high note, after winning a gold medal in Sochi at this year’s Winter Paralympic Games in the men’s visually impaired downhill event and a silver in the visually impaired slalom event.  These joined his already large collection of Paralympic alpine skiing medals.

 

The B2 classified skier had some questions coming into the year after sustaining an injury to his Achilles tendon in September of 2013.  He only really put on his skis in January in his effort to ready himself for Sochi.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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