The 23rd edition of the Festival of Catalan Sport, held Tuesday 14 January at the CaixaForum Barcelona, Cervera awarded the brothers Marc and Alex Márquez as best male athletes Catalans 2019.

The sports festival is organized by the Catalan Sports Federation Union of Catalonia (UFEC), Diario Sport and the General Secretariat of Sport and Physical Activity (SGEAF).

The stars of the show were again the athletes and, who received the esteem and applause of a crowded auditorium.

Marquez Brothers picked up the award for Best Athlete after a 2019 where they won the world title in MotoGP (Marc) i a Moto2 (Alex). This 2020 compete in the same category and the same equipment. "The 2020 will be a challenge ", said Alex, who recalled that "at home we have always competed amongst us". Per a Marc, inside track "be racing against a teammate who is the champion Moto2, not my brother ", warned.

The other star of the night was Ona Carbonell. with 3 medals at the World Championships in Gwangju 2019, Carbonell has become the woman with the most medals at World Championships: 23. Milestone has made deserving of the Best Athlete Award Catalan. "Now I did step aside. But back stronger ", released to an audience delivered, concerning the sabbatical has decided to.

Ai Tsunoda, judoka, and Nile Wolf, speed skater, Sportsman were awarded most promising male and female, respectively. Wolf could not attend the event because he is competing in Yog-and getting medalles- Lausanne.

Carles Puyol wished good luck to the new coach of FC Barcelona when he collected the award Legendary Values. Recalling his career, said he was "very happy because it had been 20 years doing what he loved ".

The president of CN Sabadell, Best Team Award, did not want to detract "players and coaches" after winning all the national titles and the 5th European Cup women's water polo.

Marc Fuentes received the sportsmanship award and one of the most heartfelt ovations of the night.

The Catalan Federation of Horse Riding and Fluidra received Awards Best Management Company and Federal Sports, respectively.

He also wanted to acknowledge, every year, entities trees: UE Figueres, GEiEG, CF Great, CD Alcanar, FC Cellera, EU Campdevànol, EU La Palma de Cervello, Chess Club Sant Andreu, CF Puebla, Canet FC and CE Llançà.

In the following link you can see the’the photo album gala.

Information extracted from the image website Sports Federation Union of Catalonia.

Link to Information Diario Sport.