When he was only three years old, he played tennis in Coín (Malaga). At six, José Solano made the switch to paddle tennis. Eleven years later, at seventeen, he is Paddle Tennis Junior Champion of the World 2017 and was also Team Champion with the Spanish national Team in 2017. He has also begun to compete in the international professional circuit, the World Padel Tour.
Giselle Sánchez, a kickboxing champion that put bullying against the ropes
Giselle Sánchez suffered bullying at school and she found the solution to her problems in kickboxing and competition. This young woman born in Granada has been Champion of Andalusia several times in different modalities of this discipline and, in 2017, she became K1 Champion of Spain. She trains every day in her gym, the ‘Dojo Armilla’, and her dream is to compete at an international level.
Laura Maldonado, a rising talent of Spanish golf at the top of university sport
Born in Almería, Laura Maldonado is one of the most successful sportswomen of Andalusian university sport. Golf is her passion and she plays it since she was five years old, as it was a family tradition. She is currently 19 years old and was the winner of the University Championship of Spain in 2016. She also won the teams bronze medal in that same championship, and the silver medal in 2017. She supports university sports and encourages her colleagues to be a part of it and live great experiences.
Javier Aguilar, a paraclimbing champion that defies gravity
Javier Aguilar lives in Granada and is blind. He is also one of the world’s best climbers and mountaineers of paraclimbing. In the last World Competition, held in 2016, he got the forth position, and later, in 2017, he won the World Cup. Before he got into climbing, he participated in expeditions in Mexico, Guatemala and Morocco, at altitudes ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 metres. The first sport he had ever practised was swimming. He competed in the Paralympic Games of Sidney in 2000 and obtained an Olympic diploma.