IBERDROLA, PROMOTING WOMEN'S SPORTS

Women, increasingly at the forefront of Spanish sport

The achievements of Spanish sportswomen clearly show the advances made in the last 25 years. What drives women to play sports? Health-related aspects and the emotional benefits: sport relieves stress, helps you to lose weight, feel good about yourself, connect with like-minded people, and more... Today, Spanish sport has a woman's name.

  • sub WOMEN AND SPORT, A SUCCESSFUL ALLIANCE Women's running.

    Women's interest in sport continues to grow

    The number of women who currently play sport or who closely follow sporting events is steadily increasing. This increase is a result of changes that took place in schools in the 1970s. LEARN MORE

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  • sub LOIDA ZABALA, PARALYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTER

    "I know that I have no limits, that I can easily overcome anything that happens to me"

    She wanted to strengthen her arms after ending in a wheelchair at 11 and she ended up in weightlifting. Not content with being 14-times Spanish parapowerlifting champion and with her three Olympic diplomas from the three Games she has participated in, she decided to compete with people "without disabilities" and, in 2016, she won the European Cup. SHARE HER JOURNEY

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  • sub SARA PEÑALVER, BADMINTON PLAYER

    "Looking back, I would leave again without a doubt"

    At 12, Sara Peñalver left her home to devote herself totally to badminton. In her first year in the absolute category she has already won her first two international tournaments. She in now training in Madrid with the trainer of Carolina Marín, with whom she is already being compared, although she wants to make her own name for herself. SHARE HER JOURNEY

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  • sub LAURA BARCELÓ, BOXER

    "A lot of people think that boxing is a violent sport, but it is quite the opposite. We don't jump into the ring and hit each other, we jump into the ring and box"

    At 14 years of age, she is the only girl in the Spanish Boxing Federation Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Boxing program, and the only child training with the national team. Her biggest ambition: the 2024 Olympics. GET TO KNOW HER

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  • sub SARA HURTADO, ICE DANCER

    "I did not find skating: skating found me"

    She was one half of the first pair to represent Spain in ice skating at the Olympic Games and in 2018 she won the silver medal for pairs skating at the Rostelecom Cup Grand Prix event. Despite being a seven-time national champion, Sara laments not being able to make a living from skating and having to go abroad to train. FIND OUT MORE

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  • sub TERESA PORTELA, CANOEIST

    "Being a mum has made me a much stronger athlete"

    Canoeist Teresa Portela almost gave up her sports career when she decided to become a mother after the London Olympics. Today she is just a step away from becoming the woman with most Olympic games under her belt. HEAR HER STORY

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  • sub SANDRA SÁNCHEZ, WORLD KATA CHAMPION

    "It doesn't matter what other people think: I decided to believe in myself and in what I can do"

    She started to compete when she was just four years old and success came at the age of 32. After many years competing against her rivals and against those who never believed in her, Sandra Sánchez has become one of the best karatekas in history, through perseverance. HERE IS HER STORY

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  • sub ANNA MUZYCHUK Anna Muzychuk.

    "In Saudi Arabia women cannot leave the house without being veiled and robed and must always be accompanied by a man. I decided not to go"

    During an event held at Madrid's Círculo de Bellas Artes Fine Arts Cultural Centre Iberdrola awarded one of its 'Mujeres que brillan' prizes to Anna Muzychuk, 2016 World Rapid and Blitz Chess Champion, for standing up for gender equality in sport. KNOW HER

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  • sub TRAIL RUNNING Trail running.

    Off-road running: what you need to know

    Expand your horizons and have a go at trail running, mountain runs where the main challenges to overcome are the unevenness, rough terrain and ever-changing weather conditions. DISCOVER IT

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  • sub INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER PAREJA Jennifer Pareja.

    "Women's sports is spectacular, just like men's"

    Retired from professional sport, Jennifer Pareja is working on a new dream with Iberdrola: the fight to give women's sports more visibility. We talked to her about her new life project. KNOW HER

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  • sub KAYAK POLO

    A 'three in one' water sport

    What happens if you mix the best of water polo, basketball and canoeing? You're playing kayak polo. We found out all its secrets for you. SEE MORE

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  • sub PADDLE SURF Paddle surf.

    Stand up paddle surfing: surfing for everyone

    Fancy trying something new this summer? Surfing in calm waters with a board and a paddle is relatively cheap and easy to learn. LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!

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  • sub HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES Champions of sport.

    Champions of sport: normal people or extraordinary beings?

    We enter the mind of high performance athletes to discover the secret of their strength and what makes them different from the rest. LEARN MORE

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  • sub 'RUNNING' Running shoes.

    Let's get running!

    It's a great day to put on your running shoes and commit to an active life, health and well-being. START NOW!

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