Iberdrola's initiative 'Women, Health and Sport' has allowed us to be at the forefront speaking of promoting women in sports. We sponsor different leagues, national teams, competitions... We love sports! Does it show?
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed our daily lives in this annus horribilis that has been 2020, but has also left us without the sporting event par excellence: the Olympic Games. In 2021, one year late, Tokyo will host the event and will feature new Olympic sports, including surfing, sport climbing, skateboarding, baseball and karate.
At just 22 years old, Stefy Navarro has become one of the exciting young talents in international parkour. Her effort and perseverance, along that touch of madness she acknowledges that she has and needs, have made her a national trailblazer and an example for the coming generations of women who want to take up this sport.
Susana Rodríguez never had it easy. She was born with 5 % vision in one eye and 7 % in the other, but today she is not only one of the best Paralympic triathletes in the world, but she has just finished her training as a resident doctor. With only a few months to go before the, hopefully this time, Paralympic Games in Tokyo, she tells us what her last year has been like, both when she was wearing her white coat and her triathlon suit.
Sport, originally the exclusive domain of men, has changed throughout history thanks to the milestones reached by women. Some were victims of discrimination, but their fight and their achievements set a precedent and they became an inspiration for many others. Interest in women's sport has grown in recent decades, but there is still much to be done before true equality is reached.
Effort, dedication, confidence, perseverance. Our sportswomen compete both in and away from sports to gain visibility and equality and are an example to be followed by thousands of young girls. This is why Iberdrola has launched the initiative Future Is in You, in which the ambassadors of the Women's Universe program, which is sponsored by the National Sports Council and promoted by Iberdrola, share a one-day training session with a younger sportswoman from that discipline. Will you join us?