Former World No. 1 in doubles Sania Mirza spoke about her upcoming participation at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) summer festival which will feature more than 100 Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences.
The Olympics and Paralympics festival will begin on July 24th, the date that the Olympic Games in Tokyo were supposed to be begin. Mirza, of India, is one of two tennis players who will be part of the festival, along with former World No.
1 in singles Naomi Osaka.
Sania Mirza on her participation in the upcoming Olympic virtual festival
Speaking to The Hindu, Mirza commented, “As a professional tennis player, a mother, wife and homemaker, I juggle and balance multiple roles.
This has made me realise the importance of not just physical health but also mental wellbeing. For me, a good workout is not just essential to keep for my physical performance but also helps me rejuvenate my mind. I am excited to partner with Airbnb to share my journey of motherhood and fitness and how I got back to the game.
During the experience, I will take guests through a quick functional training, share my training regime and inspire them to strike the perfect balance between wellness of the mind and body, all from the comfort of my home in Hyderabad”.
The line-up also includes Yusra Mardini (swimmer from the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Rio 2016), Tatyana McFadden (athletics, USA), Rui Hachimura (Japanese basketball player), Tom Hintnaus (Brazilian athlete), Simidele Adeagbo (skeleton racer, Nigeria) and Paralympian Stephen Miller (athletics, Great Britain).
The Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021 due to the global pandemic. Sania Mirza has won six Grand Slam doubles titles in her career. She has been ranked as high as No. 27 in the world in singles and No. 1 in the world in doubles.
She has won 3 Grand Slam titles in women's doubles and 3 Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles. She is one of the most-high profile athletes in India and has received several accolades - including being named one of the 50 Heroes of Asia by Time magazine in October 2005 and as one of Time magazine's 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The booking for fans will be open on July 22 online.