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Lorca Athletes Mantecón Ursula Ruiz and Sergio will be honored during the day on Thursday September 13 for their participation in the Olympic Games in London (11/09/2012)

Both Lorca athletes who participated in the London Olympics will be honored during the day on Thursday, as announced by the Councillor of Sports City of Lorca, Augustine Flames.

The mayor stressed that "our intention is to publicly congratulate her city from both athletes for their participation in the 2012 Olympics, while we create a meeting so they can share with us all the stories about this experience."

So, on the morning of Thursday, specifically at 11 hours, both athletes will be received at City Hall by Mayor protocol, Francisco Jodar, who will give them the congratulations for bringing the city of Lorca to full sporting event worldwide.

By afternoon, from 20.30, the CajaMurcia Cultural Hall will host a talk with Ursula Ruiz.

Mantecón may not be in the same position that it will participate in the Tour of Galicia road race.

At this meeting the Olympian lorquina share life experiences during the Games, the preparation made to get to the Olympics, and the importance of sport for a healthy lifestyle.

In it, the audience can ask questions to learn more about the experience that is the best weight thrower Spanish.

Llamas has encouraged all sports fans Lorca to "participate in this unique encounter with one of the best Spanish athletes and filled with pride at the Sun City with his participation in the Olympics."

Ursula Ruiz, weight thrower, born in Lorca in 1983.

He began his sports career in the ranks of the track team in 2001 Eliocroca to move to Lion and be coached by Carlos Buron, who was also shot putter coach Manuel Martinez.

After ten seasons defending the club's colors, this year in the ranks of Valencia Terra i Mar, the best sorority national scene.

In 2012 Ruiz has been champion of Spain with an indoor mark 17'63m., Champion of Spain outdoors in Pamplona with a mark of 16'96m.

and ranked 16th in the London Olympic Games with a mark of 17'99 m.

Besides athlete, Ursula Ruiz has a degree in Physical Education and currently just finished his second race, Physical Education Teacher.

Sergio Mantecón born in Santander in 1984.

Lives in Lorca for many years, considered himself as lorquino adoption.

It started in mountain biking as a hobby at age 12 after watching a World Championships in Sierra Nevada, at age 16 to start competing.

Since then his rise has been unstoppable, becoming several times champion of Spain and getting medals in virtually all modes.

Running with the team wears Wild Wolf Trek Pro Racing since 2008.

In this 2012 won the title of Champion of Spain in the championship held in Lorca in July, was also 2nd in the European Championship held in Moscow in June, the same month that was in 2nd test World Cup held in USA.

In his debut at the Olympics finished in 22 th place.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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