The Foundation awards are dedicated to Francisco Amorós y Ondeano, Marqués de Sotelo; a military and pedagogue Valencian born in 1770. Because of his ideas he had to go into exile in France in 1813. Throughout his life, both in Spain and France, he promoted gymnastics through publications such as Manuel d’éducation physique, gymnastique et morale and through the direction of institutions such as the Real Instituto Militar Pestalozziano in Madrid and the Gymnase Normal Militaire et Civil in Paris. He generated his own gymnastic method of pedagogical, therapeutic, rehabilitative and military application. He is considered the father of modern physical education in Spain and France, matter that ascended to the category of science. He died in Paris in 1848, leaving a legacy that still survives.

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The aims of the Foundation could not materialize without the ingenuity and intelligence that Francisco Amorós had in our scientific field. We can think of no better way to remember and pay tribute to his memory than putting the name of Amorós to the Foundation’s awards.


The Scientific Committee of the Fundación de Investigación en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte issues the following failure corresponding to the VII call of the Amorós Awards 2024, in the National Article category.

It is declared the winner of the 1st Prize to Marta Sevilla Sánchez, for the article entitled La gamificación en educación física: efectos sobre la motivación y el aprendizaje, published at the Retos journal. Endowed with 1.500 euros, trophy and certificate of accrediting.

It is declared the winner of the 2nd Prize to Diego Fernández Lázaro, for the article entitled Asociación entre la actividad física extraescolar con la condición física, estilo de vida y expediente, published at the Archivos de Medicina del Deporte. Endowed with 750 euros and certificate of accrediting.

It is declared the winner of the 3rd Prize to Adrián Martín Castellanos, for the article entitled Análisis descriptivo y comparativo de los goles conseguidos tras saques de esquina en la liga española 1ª división: temporadas 2015 y 2019, published at the Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte. Endowed with 500 euros and certificate of accrediting.

The awards will be delivered in the:
Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte-INEF
C/ Martin Fierro nº 7
28040 Madrid

Date and time:
October 5, 2024
6:00 p.m.


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