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.
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?
Noa Mateos is just a child, but she is highly focused: "Karate is my destiny." She dreams of being a professional athlete and, to get there, she plans to follow in the footsteps of her idol: Sandra Sánchez. The karateka, who struggled to make her way in the elite sports world, is this youngster's role model when it comes to hard work and perseverance. These values have made her the best karateka in the history of kata.
Triathlete Miriam Casillas participated in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games only one year after starting to compete, and has qualified for the postponed Tokyo Games. At the age of 12, Carmen Tamames also dreams of travelling the world competing in this sport. Iberdrola has brought them together for one day of training.
Silvia Navarro has made a living playing handball since she was 16 years old. Alba López has been playing since she was seven. They are both goalies. But Silvia has managed to make handball her profession, something to which Alba aspires. Pushing your limits, willpower, concentration, effort and teamwork are the keys.