Daniel Aceves wins the State Sports Award for Mexico City
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic medallist in Greco-Roman wrestling, Dr. Daniel Aceves Villagran, was the winner of the State Sports Award of Mexico City, the highest distinction awarded by the Government of Mexico City, for the most outstanding athletes.
On this occasion he obtained it in the field of Promotion, plus Protection or Promotion of the Practice of Sports.
Aceves obtained the distinction for promoting social sports in poor neighborhoods, as well as physical and recreational activities that contribute to forming healthy lifestyle habits.
Aceves Villagrán is current vice president of the Mexican Olympic Committee, president of Olympic Medalists of Mexico A.C. and the Mexican Olympic Association. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 35 years as a public servant and is director of the Alfredo Harp Helú Sports Foundation.
“I was born in Mexico City and I underline this topic because I want to thank and express my emotion for having won the Mexico City State Sports Award. For those of us who were born, lived and will surely die in Mexico City it is very important to be valued for a career of more than 45 years in Mexican sports,” he commented.
“Today sport and physical culture are a fundamental social tool, fundamental to education, health, social welfare, economy, environment and public safety, so I will continue to speak out for the construction of public policies that optimize Olympic sport, paralympic, special, adapted and social.”
The World Boxing Council congratulates our friend Daniel for one more tremendous achievement in his outstanding career.