Dominguez and Bragado best in Spain
Steeple world champion Marta Dominguez and veteran walker and bronze winner from Berlin Jesús Ángel García Bragado have been elected Spanish Athletes of the Year 2009.
In the vote of media, officials, coaches Dominguez got 12 428 votes and Garcia 11 572. The gala evening will be held on January 23 in Gran Casino of Castellon. In women order other runners followed with Natalia Rodriguez (9672) and Nuria Fernandez with Ruth Beitia (5512). In the men results second place for Jesus Espana (7124) ahead of Eliseo Martin and Mario Pestano (4368). Best juniors are, hammer thrower Javier Cienfuegos and runner Estefania Tobal. Coaches of the year are Miguel Escalona and Cesar Perez. In the U23 category number ones are Manuel Blanco and Aurora Perez.