November 21 from 2019 - 17: 41
The triple Olympic medalist in weightlifting, Lydia Valentín, visited the facilities of the Trans-Avellá transport company where she arrived from the hand of one of her sponsors, Bridgestone Tires, which in turn is the client of the Dianense company.
Valentín met a good group of friends of José Miguel Avellá with whom he shared his experiences as many sports as his own personal life. Everyone checked the simplicity of one of the greats of our sport. The mayor himself, Vicent Grimalt, heard the experiences told by Lydia Valentín who confessed that her "Tokyo 2020 objective is to add another medal, although for this you first have to achieve the European classification".
The Leonese acknowledged that it has not been easy to become a high performance athlete: “It has cost me a lot of effort and work. I always believed in my possibilities, more in the worst moments when I was aware that I did not compete on equal terms than my rivals. Time has put everyone in their place and going clean in the world of sport is the example that everyone should follow ”.
The host of the event saved the best surprise for the end, when he presented the Leon athlete with a sculpture by the artist Toni Marí, in which a woman is seen lifting weights, a work clearly inspired by Lydia Valentín herself, who commented that He would also love to pick up the Princess of Asturias Award for Sport. "I think it would be a great climax to my career".