Carlos Matallanas, second prize in the AIPS gala for 'Letter to Rafael Nadal'

The Worldwide Sports activities Journalism Affiliation (AIPS) delivered yesterday at the Corinthia lodge in Budapest (Hungary) the prizes to the greatest publications of the yr.

Carlos Matallanas, an AS journalist, obtained ex aequo along with Sebastian Ignacio Torok, a journalist from La Nación, second place in the Greatest Column class. The Nepali Prajwal Oli, from the Kathmandu Put up, received first prize.

The jury thus distinguished the Letter to Rafael Nadal Y printed in AS in June 2019 Carlos Matallanas wrote together with his pupils, as he has been affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The work features a double unique concept: the recognition of the values ​​transmitted by the tennis participant and the private impulse that it implies for the journalist in his battle with the illness.

Video and emotion.

Carlos Matallanas, represented at the gala by his brother Javier Gómez Matallanas, was additionally current via a video in which he defined the causes that led him to write the letter simply after the twelfth Roland Garros de Nadal. “Nothing I wrote appeared unique to me, so I wrote a direct letter. It occurred to me to speak about what the greatest Spanish athlete meant and the way it helps me in my struggle towards adversity. These awards are a very good alternative to extol sport values, ”he defined.

AIPS '); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>

Javier G. Matallanas collected the award on behalf of his brother Carlos

The room gave him a heartfelt ovation and he turned once more with the phrases of thanks which his brother learn: “Many thanks to the jury for this award, which is a reinforcement to transfer ahead with enthusiasm. Inside the misfortune that I’ve to dwell I really feel a really fortunate human being for issues like this. (…) I dedicate it to all who’re glad that he has received it. Additionally to Rafael Nadal. With such good materials, good articles all the time come out. And I dedicate it particularly to my father, who’s at the moment combating a tough most cancers that all of us need to overcome. ”

The Affiliation additionally made a particular distinction with José María Lorente, veteran Marca journalist, for his skilled profession. Deserved recognition from Budapest for Spanish journalism.

AIPS '); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>

José María Lorente greets together with his particular award for his profession.