The Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo (Royal Order of Sports Merit) conceded by the Spanish Government through its Supreme Council for Sports is the country’s highest distinction in the field of sports.
On 29 October, Miguel Ángel Clemente and Diego Javier Muñoz – the two members of the adapted cycling team sponsored by Inmesol, TándemMurcia – received the bronze medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit.
This award – Spain’s highest distinction in the field of sports – is conceded each year in recognition of distinguished service and achievement in sports, in teaching, management, organisation, promotion and development of physical education and sports.
The award ceremony took place in the Cofidis Alcázar Theatre in Madrid. The ceremony was presided over by HRH the Infanta Elena of Spain and the Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, José Ignacio Wert, the president of the Supreme Council for Sports (CSD), Miguel Cardenal, and the CSD’s Director-General of Sports, Ana Muñoz.
In this year’s award, 28 paralympic sportsmen and sportswomen have joined the ranks of the Royal Order of Sports Merit, among them Teresa Perales, who received the Grand Cross, which was conceded by the Council of Ministers after her return from the Paralympic Games in London, during which the TándemMurcia won Spain’s first medal, a bronze for their performance in the men’s individual pursuit event.
The two sportsmen wish to thank Inmesol, publicly and through our blog, for our sponsorship, and Inmesol wishes to congratulate them on this well-earned award in recognition of their unwavering efforts to keep improving, both as people and as top-level sportsmen.