Dennis González, chosen best artistic swimmer at the European Aquatic Awards


The Spanish Dennis González was named this Tuesday as the best artistic swimmer in the men’s category of the 2023 European Aquatic Awards, while the Austrians Anna Maria Alexandri and Eirini Marina Alexandri were chosen as the best in the women’s category of said modality, surpassing the also Spanish Iris Tió.

González achieved 38% of the votes of the federations that make up European Aquatics (LEN) while the Italian Giorgio Minisini, last year’s winner, had the support of the public with 40.9%. In the end, González won with 35.75% of the combined total of votes, ahead of Minisini by less than 2% and fellow Spaniard Fernando Díaz del Río.

“González entered the 2023 season, his first at senior level, as a three-time World Junior Champion and seven-time European Junior Champion. Living up to expectations, the 19-year-old teamed with Mireia Hernández to win gold in the duo mixed freestyle at the European Games in Oswiecim, in a great surprise against the Italian couple who were current European champions. They also won silver in the mixed technical duo of this competition,” the LEN stressed on its website.

“A few weeks later, he became champion in the inaugural men’s free solo event at the Fukuoka World Championships. The Spaniard finally returned from Japan with a complete record after also achieving silver in the mixed technical duet and bronze in the duet. mixed free,” added the LEN in its press release.

In addition, González continued to stand out throughout 2023 in youth events by winning gold in mixed technical duet, mixed free duet and team acrobatic, in addition to silver in free solo, during the European Junior Championships held in Funchal. .