Mumbrú, awarded at the Radio Bilbao Excellence Awards

He took the distinction in Sports. "I have to thank Bilbao Basket, Bilbao and Bizkaia for welcoming me as they welcomed me," said the Catalan coach.


The Radio Bilbao Awards for Excellence reached their fourth edition, and they took place in October after overcoming the obstacles caused by the pandemic. This time there were no crowds, but rather a reduced capacity of 266 people in the Euskaduna Palace, less than half the actual capacity of the room, and all the prevention measures for the coronavirus were carried out. The use of the mask was mandatory and it was recommended to apply hydroalcoholic gel on the hands. The gala featured a performance by the singer Rozalén, who presented her new album 'The tree and the forest' and collected the special award 'Bilbo Bihotzean'

In the Sports category, Mumbrú was awarded. His sporting career and his commitment to Bilbao, Bizkaia and basketball were recognized. "His years as a player, as captain of Bilbao Basket and his recent successes as a coach make him worthy of this award. Mumbrú's deep commitment goes beyond sports and has led him to the total involvement for the survival of his team and, therefore, elite basketball in Bizkaia. From his position as coach he has managed to return the 'men in black' to the highest category of Spanish basketball, "said the announcer Diego González. The former player, accompanied by president Isabel Iturbe , the general manager Pedja Savovic and the director Asier Guezugara, received the distinction excited: "I have to thank Bilbao Basket, Bilbao and Bizkaia for welcoming me as they welcomed me, like one more Bibaino. The entity is proud to be the visible head of basketball in the province. "He dedicated it to" the people who have had a bad time, "as well as to his wife, present at Euskalduna, and their children.

Before he went on stage, Jorge Fernández, winner of the Communication Award, stressed that he was very excited about the award, because he has been in Bilbao for 20 years and had never been distinguished in the city of the Guggenheim. The actor Asier Etxeandia, winner of the Art and Culture award, could not attend and sent an emotional video thanking the sensitivity to understand his art. The statuette, a microphone, was picked up by his father. And Francis Diez, from Doctor Desire, was designated as this year's Music Award. He dedicated it to his colleagues, as well as the technicians and producers who are in ERTEs.

Another of the winners was the Bilbao Hospitality School, in whose name its director Igor Andraza received the Gastronomy award. It was delivered to him by the 'three stars' Eneko Atxa. The culture minister, Bingen Zupiria, presented the Basque award to Durangoko Azoka, personalized by the director of the Durango Basque Book and Record Fair Nerea Mugika. The research award went to the BC3 Research Institute against Climate Change; the Company, in Eroski Sociedad Cooperativa; and Social Impact, at the Novia Salcedo Foundation. The special Kutxa Labor award decided by the audience was awarded to Bioservice, for the work it does in recycling, employing people with disabilities.

Athletic was represented by Iribar. The mayor of Bilbao, Juan Mari Aburto closed the gala by thanking Radio Bilbao and the SER network for the effort they have made to organize a face-to-face event like this, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, which shows that it is possible to do something like this complying with all security measures. "We are going to try to live as normally as possible and coexist with the pandemic," he claimed.

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