The copy of Mercedes Chilla sticks its name in the annex of Chapín – Jerez
The Mayor Mamen Sancheztogether with the first deputy Laura Alvarezto the Deputy Mayor for Town Planning, Jose Antonio Diazand the Sports and Rural Environment Delegate, Jesus Albahas supervised the completion of the works of Complete renovation of the athletics tracks of the annex to Chapín and presided, accompanied by athlete Mercedes Chilathe new designation of the facilities as “Mercedes Chile” track and fieldin recognition of his career and example as a legend of Spanish athletics and an emblem of the sport of Jerez.
In this way, the local authority continues to bet on investments in the quality of sports facilities, for Jerez to be the place through the Play Jerez strategy for major events. Similarly, the overall reform and the creation of new sports spaces also recognize the contribution and reference of athletes who are exemplary, as in the case of the designation of Pradera de Chapín as “Laura Delgado’s Polyade ‘Bimba.’on football field of the annex as “Campo Pepe Ravelo” and now with Mercedes Chilla in this unprecedented renewal of the tracks.
COURSE “MAXIMUM QUALITY”.
The renewal of the athletics tracks of the application to Chapín, with a project called “Amendment of the Main and Executive Project for the Repair of the Athletics Track and Annex” is performed by Mondo Ibérica, from an amount of EUR 299,473.71. It includes new action in community sports facilities, co-funded by European Fund for Regional Development within Multiregional Operational Program (ERDF) inside the Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) Jerez 2022whose coordinator in the city is the first deputy mayor Laura Alvarez.
The pieces combine different bluish tones, just like those of Chapin Municipal StadiumJ tartan is the most fashionable, with identical characteristics to those installed in the stadium. In this regard, the mayor recalled that the local authorities have also increased in the current municipal mandate investment of more than one million euros in the athletics facilities of the Chapín Sports Complexinvestments that have resulted in cutting-edge tracks that have been praised by both the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation and that of Andalusia.
LED, VIDEO SURVEILLANCE AND PERIMETER FENCE
Added to this investment is the LED-type renovation that the City Council already carried out last winter, which solved the installation’s lighting deficiency. With a budget of 48,819 euros It is also an action co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Multiregional Operational Program (ERDF) within the Integrated Sustainable Urban Development Strategy (EDUSI) Jerez 2022.
It consists in the repair of 12 floodlights from the four towers that serve the facility, which now have “led” type technology. To yourselfA video surveillance system has been installed and a perimeter fence has been completed on the siteto prevent unauthorized uses on such tracks which may be used with due permission by persons preparing fitness tests for oppositions.
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OLYMPIC, PLUSMARQUISTA, THIS HISTORIC EUROPEAN SUB 23
I remember that the athlete from Jerez is the record holder and ten-time champion of Spain in the javelin throw. At just 20 years old, his specialty opens a gap in Spanish athletics, achieving its first milestone: Spanish record with a throw of 57.91 meters. From the hand of his coach Pepe Vegasuccess in Amsterdam (European under 23) marks a decisive step in his career. In the Spanish championship held in Jerez in 2003, she won her first title as Spanish champion in Chapin. It was the first of 10 in a row. He had previously broken the record for Spain.
Participated in the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004weighed down by injuries. These were his first games and stay in the Olympic village. in Gothenburg 2006 he wrote his name in golden letters in Spanish athletics. She won the only medal ever achieved by a Spanish pitcher in a major outdoor competitionin particular in European championship. His throw of 61.98 meters is the history of the Spanish sport, winning the bronze medal. In the World Cup in Beijing, she achieved her best performance in the world, with a 9th place, which ended up being 8th (after disqualification of the previous ranking).
In 2012, he suffered an injury that kept him out of the London Olympics. After requiring surgery, he returned to throw 59 meters, rekindling his passion for athletics. Participated in the World Masters in Malaga in 2018which won in its category. His record of 64.07 meters has stood since 2010. An entrepreneur from Jerez, since the end of 2014 she is in charge of the “Cross-Fit Jerez” center, whose management she made compatible with athletics until she leaves her practice as a high-level athlete in mid-2021. This is the first center of this type found in his time at Jerez.
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