Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain Preside Over the Delivery of the Gran Cruz de la Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo. (VIDEO)

On April 1, 2014, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias and Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain presided over the delivery of the Gran Cruz de la Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo to paralympic swimmer, Ms. María Teresa Perales Fernández, at Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid.

Ms. Fernández received the award in “…recognition of her outstanding sporting career as an example of overcoming and effort…” according to the Spanish royal court.