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Ricardo Ten, Paralympic champion, packed in Alhama de Murcia with his motivational conference (09/11/2017)

The auditorium of the house of culture of Alhama de Murcia hosted on Wednesday the motivational conference "Beyond the sport", by the Paralympic athlete Ricardo Ten.

More than two hundred people crowded the room, among students of secondary schools in Alhama, "Valle de Leyva" and "Miguel Hernández" and the general public.

The event was attended by Diego Conesa Alcaraz, mayor of Alhama, Ramón Méndez de Vigo, responsible for institutional relations of Seguros RGA and Juan Andrés Jiménez Muñoz and José González Campillo, president and CEO of Caja Rural Regional, respectively.

The conference was organized by Caja Rural Regional de Murcia, in collaboration with the ONCE Foundation, RGA Insurance and the City Council of Alhama.

It is part of the ONCE Foundation's "Paralympic Trainers" program, which aims to raise awareness among young people for the inclusion of people with disabilities.

The Valencian athlete has an enviable track record, has been three times Paralympic champion, seven times world champion and 13 times European champion.

Ricardo Ten, who at 8 years of age suffered an electrical accident that caused the loss of upper limbs and a leg, made a tour of his sports and personal life, commenting on the challenges he has had to face over these years.

It was an hour talking about values ​​such as motivation, effort, overcoming, humility and the importance of setting goals and fighting for them.

Due to the interest aroused among the attendees there was a lively and participatory round of questions.

At the end of the ceremony, a copy of the book "Inclusion in physical and sports activity", edited by the Spanish Paralympic Committee, was handed out to the following organizations that work with adapted sports: Astrade, Dismo, Aspapros, Tedis, Adapted Sports of Molina de Segura, IES Cañadas de las Eras and IES Eduardo Linares.

Source: Agencias

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