Purchena City Council celebrated Antonio Francisco Garcia Rubio's new accomplishment by declaring him champion of Spain in Paratriathlon PTS5 at the Pontevedra tests. It is very special for us that an ambassador for our country, who has become an example for young people in our town, be rewarded with modest sponsorship from the City Council. Juan Miguel Tortosa Conchillo is the mayor of the city. He said that the return on our investment is much greater than what we put in.
Garcia Rubio (Purchena 1996) already holds a Spanish Cros Paratriathlon Championship 2019 gold medal. He has also been runner up in the Spanish Aquathlon Championship 2019 PTS5 category, and silver in Spanish Sprint Triathlon Championship 2019 PTS5, among many other accomplishments. Purchena's triathlete is part of the national team. The immediate goal is to keep up the training and prepare for the 2024 Paralympics.
In the concept of sponsorship of an athlete, the City Council of Purchena contributes to the cost of travel and accommodation. This will allow him to take part in scoring tests that will help him get to the Parisian Paralympics. He has also participated in the Spanish Championship, where he was awarded the title of national champion.