Do you know him? Possibly not. Because like José Pablo Serpa there must be many. The interior of Argentina is full of stories of people dedicated exclusively to sport , without reaching public notoriety. Not for that, they have not managed to excel in various sports disciplines. Jose, a few years ago, broke it in judo. He doesn't practice it so much anymore . At 33, he works as a father and works in a beverage distributor.
Getting far in sport or becoming a professional sportsman in the interior of our country is not an easy task. It's not just about “being good at something” , but also about other issues. Like, for example, having the support of the family, a neighborhood club or a municipality. Even, counting on these things, sometimes Life (with capital letters) is responsible for diverting the sports trajectory to other ports. Port “I had family”, port “I need money”, port “I fell in love”, port “I had to move”, etc. But, if something these stories teach us, it is that the goal of sport is not necessarily to be the best. But to gain learning, values and friendships.
Biography of a little-known sportsman
Do you know him? His friends call him “Pablito.” He currently lives in the city of Bariloche, from where he remembers his golden years in sport. In those times, Pablito made great achievements in judo . He competed in the Judo Youth World Championship in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In addition, he managed to stay with the National Apertura (Santa Fe) and Clausura (Corrientes) tournaments. He also came out second at the international tournament Centro de la República in Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba. For all these exploits, Corrientes Race Club crowned him the winner of the prestigious 2006 Gold Race Award.
Do you know him now? Maybe a little more. That's enough! Because, for the correntino, the main benefit of the sport is not popularity. It is respect, and often think things twice before acting.
Misionero y argentino por elección. Profesor de Historia (UBA), aficionado a la astronomía y a la ciencia ficción. Soy docente en el nivel medio y superior, pero antes fui maestro heladero, librero, administrativo, encuestador, mozo y hasta repartidor de películas de VHS. Mi pasión es escribir. Tengo unos cuantos cuentos y unas cuantas historias para contar. Como dicen por mi zona, solo “entre, pase y pregunte”.