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Adelino Hidalgo, reelected president of the Federation

Adelino Hidalgo, between the athletes Paula González and Lucía Álvarez.  |  Efe

Adelino Hidalgo, between the athletes Paula González and Lucía Álvarez. | Efe

Oviedo, JI CASTAÑÓN

The votes of the 36 clubs were decisive for Adelino Hidalgo Menéndez to be re-elected yesterday as president of the Asturian Athletics Federation. The former athlete from Aviles obtained 58 percent of support in the votes of the members of the general assembly, while Juan Manuel Riesgo Vialás obtained 42 percent of the 82 members with the right to vote.

The telematic vote meant that Adelino Hidalgo cut the advantage that a priori the members of the athletes’ establishment had given the opponent to prevail by 17 votes difference (47 to 34). The judges unanimously supported the current president. And in the case of the technicians, Adelino Hidalgo had more support than Vialás from Castro.

During the campaign, Hidalgo pointed out that the federation’s door was open to everyone, in a nod to the opposition, and agreed with Vialás that it was necessary to promote the trail, without opening a conflict with the Mountain Federation. Hidalgo gave as an example of his management the celebration of several championships in Spain, including some absolute.