It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of 18-year-old athlete David Pérez Bruque. He was a talented hurdler and sprinter, representing Spain in the 2022 European Under 18 Championship in Jerusalem, where he finished fourth in the 400 meter hurdles. Pérez Bruque was a rising star in the world of athletics, achieving notable successes in national and international competitions.
The Club Atlético Manresa, where Pérez Bruque was a member, expressed their deep sorrow at his passing, describing him as a bright light that has now gone out. They fondly remembered the moments they shared with him and thanked him for his contributions to the club. It was revealed that the young athlete had been battling leukemia, adding to the tragedy of his untimely death.
In 2020, Pérez Bruque was the runner-up in Spain in the 300 meters hurdles in the under 16 category. He continued to excel in his sport, becoming the runner-up in the under 18 category on the track. He also achieved the title of runner-up in Spain in the 400 meter dash at the National under 20 competition. His talent and dedication were evident in his performances, and he was on the cusp of even greater achievements.
The news of Pérez Bruque’s passing was met with shock and sadness by the Spanish Athletics Federation, with its president, Raúl Chapado, expressing his condolences to the athlete’s family, coach, and friends. The Catalan Athletics Federation also extended their sympathies to Pérez Bruque’s loved ones through social media.
The loss of David Pérez Bruque has deeply affected the athletics community, as he was a promising young talent with a bright future ahead of him. His passion for the sport and his remarkable achievements have left a lasting impression on those who knew him. He will be remembered for his determination, talent, and the joy he brought to the world of athletics. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.
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