The 17-year-old paddle player Álex Gama died this weekend due to an illness that was detected at the end of last summer. Several organizations in his sport mourned his death, from the Spanish Federation to the World Padel Tour. Shortly before becoming ill, last year, Gama had proclaimed himself, along with his brother Juan Carlos, champions of Spain for minors and had thus classified for the World Cup of the category they already won in 2017.

«The Spanish Paddle Federation wishes to express its condolences for the death of Alejandro Gama González. He has left us a young promise, a member of the Spanish Selection for Minors, a great athlete and a better person, "the Spanish Paddle Federation wrote on Twitter this Sunday. "The World Padel Tour family joins the pain of the death of the player Alejandro Gama. All our love for family and friends in these terrible moments. Rest in Peace," added the World Padel Tour circuit.

Some sports stars, such as Paquito Navarro or Cecilia Reiter also spoke. "Very sad for the departure of Alex. I did not have the pleasure of meeting him but it only takes reading the messages from his colleagues to know that he was a huge person with a champion's heart. These things should never happen. All my strength his family, "said Reiter.

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