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El equipo "A" de baloncesto
Spanish Champions
Basketball.
San Sebastian TeamFrom left, standing: Lola Claraco, Margari Adarraga (sister) Tere Lacort y Carmen Adarraga (captai

(foto OF  Eugenio Jimenez)



Ana Mari, daughter of Ramon, was an excellent swimmer. She won at 13 years of age the River Urumea crossing (San Sebastian, Basque Country, 1944)

 

Austin and brother Xavier rivals on the court

both represented Spain in the European Squash Championships

José Morán Adarraga
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F
inally,
the prodigal son returns home. He is Miguel Moran Adarraga of Vigo and I had the pleasure to meet him and to also play a game of squash against him. He recently sent me a letter to discuss organizing the planned reunion of all the Adarragas in Hernani on July 2008.As already mentioned elsewhere in this website, our family is truly global. From Hernani, we spread to Vitoria, Logroño, Madrid, Seville, Badajoz, La Coruña, Paris, Heidelberg, Zürich, Chile, Australia etc. And this is his letter.

Dear Agustín,

First of all I want to thank all of you for your contributions in helping to organise the great Family event in Hernani in July 2008. It is a while since Luchy insisted that I write a little story of my sporting activities, so that it could be included on the Adarraga website. I was initially hesitant as it was difficult for me to express my relationship with sport. I don’t believe that I can be considered a “sportsperson” when compared to you, your father, your brothers and sisters and your sons (not to mention others from the Adarraga clan) people that competed in the same sports with the same conditions and compared their strengths with that of other sportspeople.

Mine is something else. I have, along my life, practice a series of activities which are recognised as sport but on the other hand, very few times have I practice hem competitively. The competitiveness wasn’t essential for me.

Consequently, my let’s call it, “Sporting Path” has been rather anarchic and more often than not, I practiced without adjusting to acknowledge rules. However, my activities have been an integral part of my life to which I’m very pleased and very indebted to the art of sport. In fact, I would love to keep acting the same way for the rest of my life. I like my sport

That you might include in the adarragas website. I was never encouraged to do it as it was difficult for me to relate my activities to yours, who compete in equal conditions to match your efforts with that of other sportsmen in the disciplines acknowledged as sport.

Mine is something else. I have, along my life, practised a series of activities which are recognised as sport but on the other side, very few times I practice them competitively. The competitiveness wasn’t essential for me.

Consequently, my, let’s call, “Sportive Path” has been rather anarchic y more often then not, I practice without adjusting to acknowledged rules. However, my activities have been an integral part of my life to which I’m very pleased and very indebted. In fact I would love to keep acting this way for the rest of my life. I like my sport as I practice it and even love it more every day.

Because of that, I really thank to all of you who have preceded me, as you have, somehow being responsible, with  your example  --I would no have been active without it – for me  to find my way in sport., which although it is different to yours, it  has given me so much pleasure..

I will send you 2 files; in one I mention the sports that I have practice. In the second, I explain a bit chaotically, I admit, to how my sporting life has developed

Well, we’ll be in touch. If you have a chance, give to your son Austin a big hug. Also I met Xavier once, here in Madrid, and I owe him a dinner.

Un fuerte abrazo, José.

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     Bernar Adarraga
     Decatloniano
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Bernardino Adarraga
Decathlon. Gold and Record
Mediterranean Games

 
 

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In his excelent and powerful stile, winning the 800 m.race in the Castillian championships.

 

Luis Adarraga    (grandfather)
first Basque Country Tour  Champion