CALI. The former director of Coldeportes Clara Luz Roldan was awarded Friday with the Order of the Great Lady of Pan American Sports by the Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI).
“This recognition, even though I have my name, as a leader, is also for the thousands of women who, like me, fulfill their mission in life in every part of the world.” Like them, I have concentrated on serving my country with love In the place where I come from, Colombia, women every day we perform more frequently, not only in sports, but also in other fields of life, we excel in science, politics, art, communications , and this leadership we combine on many occasions with our role as mothers, wives, sisters and we are the best traveling companions, “said Roldán, now a candidate for the governor of Valle del Cauca.
Roldán thus becomes the first woman to receive this award, which earned her the congratulations of several of her colleagues.
Fernando Cáceres, Secretary of National Sports of Uruguay said that “as Minister of Sport in Colombia, she left an important footprint in the construction of sport, I am proud that a friend who worked hard and with a sense of fraternity and deep commitment have this deserved recognition. “
For his part, Mario Perez, Director of the Panamanian Institute of Sports, said that “I am thrilled to have been awarded the great honor of Pan American Sports Lady, I know it is something very big for you because you have dedicated your entire life to sport , you were the first lady who held the position of Coldeportes in Colombia and I know you will achieve a lot with this. ” (elpais.com.co)