The Castellón Provincial Council paid tribute at the Palau Provincial to José Luis Carrión, a young member of the Castellón Province Fire Department squad who has won eight gold medals at the Firefighters World Cup held in Lisbon, in the swimming discipline. Six have been in individual competition and two by teams. The president of the Diputación, José Martí, and the provincial deputy for the Fire Department, Abel Ibáñez, received this swimmer assigned to the Benicarló Fire Station and congratulated him on his achievements.
Martí has highlighted “the physical and mental potential that we find in our firefighters, of which José Luis is a good example, one of the best participants from the more than 40 countries that have taken part in the competitions scheduled in this tournament.”
The president has encouraged Carrión to continue training “to renew or improve the successes in the next World Cup that will be held in two years.”
The Benicarló Fire Station firefighter thanked the provincial institution for its support and explained that he won the 100, 200 and 400-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, and 50-meter butterfly events, both individually and group, teaming up with firefighters from the Valencia Consortium. With these results, José Luis Carrión has contributed decisively to the fact that Spain has obtained the best result in its history in this competition.
In this fourteenth edition of the ‘World Firefighters Games’, held in Lisbon from April 30 to May 7, firefighters from all over Spain have competed in more than 40 sports.