A delusion of Spanish handball returns to competitors on the age of 51
Rolando Uríos returns to Ciudad Actual to assist to a staff from the División de Honor Plata with out charging a single euro
Rolando Uríos is a legend amongst handball followers. He gained a World Cup with the Spanish staff and quite a few titles with Ciudad Actual Handball: three European Cups, three European Tremendous Cups, 5 Asobal Cups, two King’s Cups, two Spanish Tremendous Cups and two European Cup Winners’ Cups. He was additionally the highest scorer and greatest pivot within the 1999 World Cup. In 2009 he determined to retire after not overcoming a critical knee harm. He was then 38 years previous, an age that’s already thought of excessive for some aggressive sports activities.
Nevertheless, now he has determined to play handball once more in Ciudad Actual, the town the place he lived his greatest years with a membership the place he shared the pitch and altering room with different myths comparable to José Javier Hombrados, Talant Dujshebaev, Ólafur Stefánsson or Alberto Entrerríos . The “downside”, which for him will not be, is that he’s 51 years previous.
Whether it is already worthwhile for a footballer like Joaquín to proceed taking part in on the age of 41, the case of Uríos is much more particular, since he has returned to assist to Vestas Balonmano Alarcos, from Ciudad Actual, who performs within the División de Honor Plata. The reason being none apart from to “give a hand to the staff” and “give morale to the boys”, who might effectively be his kids. And the actual fact is that Vestas Balonmano Alarcos has began the season with many accidents and the pivot place, by which Uríos shone, suffers particularly. The concept got here from a good friend, the staff’s second coach, Julio Fis, who urged that he go to coaching to encourage the gamers along with his presence.
Uríos accepted, started to share coaching classes and, verifying that his bodily situation was greater than acceptable, Fis made the definitive request: to be a part of the staff as another participant. At first, the Hispanic-Cuban replied that he would quickly be 51 years previous -on January 27- however later he reconsidered and accepted the problem, sure, with out charging a single euro and with the dedication to play just a few minutes throughout a part of the season till the injured heal.
His gesture of taking part in without cost is valued by his coach, the followers and the president of the membership, Juan Pablo Marciel, “as a result of he needed to take dangers to assist us.”
debut with defeat
“This has given me a number of enthusiasm and I additionally needed to return to Ciudad Actual how a lot they’ve given me right here since I arrived 21 years in the past. Though age weighs closely and bodily health will not be the identical, I can nonetheless contribute rather a lot », explains Uríos, who made his debut along with his new membership final weekend. It was within the native derby in opposition to Hiros Caserío, which gained 25-29. Rolando Uríos scored two targets and, in accordance with his coach, Isidre Pérez, “as he’s an expert, he gave all the things and I’m joyful along with his efficiency as a result of he has completed effectively contemplating his age and the few coaching classes he has completed with us”.
The subsequent alternative to see and applaud a handball legend will probably be subsequent weekend in Antequera (Málaga). That day, his new La Mancha staff will face Balonmano Los Dólmenes.