Le padel may not be an Olympic sport – at least, not yet – but that does not prevent the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) to recognize the work of the players of padel.
Like every year, the COE has decided to reward the good results of Spanish athletes. In the case of padel, Those are 5 players who were winners of the 2023 edition.
Two experienced players rewarded
Among the 5 acclaimed players, we find Gemma Triay et Alejandra Salazar. The former friends were both congratulated for their 2023 season. Their performances during the last Worlds were also applauded by the committee.
Indeed, Gemma Triay won 4 tracks in her career and Alejandra Salazar 5. On top of the world, the Spanish women's team is simply unbeatable.
The next generation of young people
3 players, very young but with a promising future, also received a distinction from the COE. It is :
- Noa Canovas, gold medalist in the mixed category at the Krakow 2023 European Games.
- david gala, gold medalist in the mixed men's category at the Krakow 2023 European Games.
- Daniel Santigosa, gold medalist in the men's and mixed categories at the Krakow 2023 European Games.
It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.