Joan Gomis Vives
From an early age, Joan Gomis Vives (1935 -2003) devoted himself to underwater fishing, wining numerous trophies and championships. Amongst his many triumphs we must point out that he was the World Champion in 1961; Euroafrica Champion 1964, 1966 and in 1968 and the Spanish Champion in 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1974.
Since 1967 an annual underwater fishing tournament is celebrated which bears the name "Trofeu Joan Gomis". To show our pride in him the Sports Centre also bears his name.
Joan Gomis has received many honours on a national level as well as local: the gold cross for Sporting Merit (la creu d'or al mèrit esportiu), an A gold medal for agriculture (la A d'or de s'Agricola) and the illustrious son of Manacor award (és fill ilustre de Manacor)