Increasing the number of Paralympic athletes in the ranks of Oriazul adapted sport is among the most ambitious of the objectives of the renewed UNAM Adapted Sports Association, now chaired by María de Lourdes Virgilio García. The organization’s vice president is Eleazar Hernández Díaz, while Nalli Marisol Fris Orihuela serves as secretary and Elizabeth García Hernández as treasurer.
“The Association has a lot to do, I am very optimistic, we are going to be able to attract the majority of the population of UNAM with some disability, so that the group will grow. First, all University Athletes of Adapted Sports Ciudad Universitaria, now we want each UNAM campus to have its own place. Little by little we are going to achieve this, with people who are trained and enjoy adapted sports, this is what we want to do,” said Eleazar Hernandez, vice president of the renewed association.
With a history of nearly 50 years of adapted sports in UNAM, beginning with wheelchair sports as its pivot, the organization thanked the growth achieved over the past eight years during the swearing-in ceremony, and expressed its hope to take advantage of promised. Basis to live on.
“I want to thank the head of the Directorate General of University Sports (DGDU) for all the support we are seeing now. We will continue to work because there is a great effort behind it, made at that time by Alejandrina Zamora as president, which cannot be abandoned. We must continue to contribute, we have many goals ahead, and Professor Alejandrina will continue to provide us with experience and leadership. It will be necessary that he continues to strengthen us in every way, ”said Lourdes Virgilio, president of the UNAM Adapted Sports Association.
Alejandro Fernández Varela Jiménez, General Director of University Sports, indicated that “the intention is total inclusion, which should be the spirit of the work of this association, and for this rely on University Sports. Will continue to support a variety of topics.
The organization also has seven members: Layla Guadalupe Torres Torres from the blind and visually impaired; Eduardo Hernandez Sanchez from Sports for People with Cerebral Palsy; Carla Itzel Lopez Lozada from Superior; Alejandrina Zamora, from Ciudad Universitaria; Angelica Arana Mello from FES; Itzel Lucero Lara Garcia from high school; and Viridiana Parra Marin, from the students.
Alejandrina Zamora, former president of the association and now a member of the Ciudad Universitaria of the same “felt very grateful and very strong. We start from scratch, from change to terminology and from development to inclusion. It has been hard work, today We are achieving this and leaving a solid foundation so that all projects can be achieved with their respective guidelines. In 50 years we did not achieve the institutionalization of sport we adopted and today we have achieved this with the current administration of University Sports. Thanked for.
Laila Torres, a member of the Blind and Visually Impaired, said that “we should give greater visibility to the work of the guide that we have in the association, which helps me practice track athletics, so that more people are interested in guiding or Being a volunteer. And support us. DGDU’s representative at the protest event was also attended by Maximiliano Aguilar Salazar, director of sports; and Isabel Barragán Isidro, legal coordinator of the agency