25 JUN 2020

Carolina Marin's challenges on the Women's Universe Tour

  • In this program, the Olympic badminton champion reveals how she has dealt with her serious knee injury as well as her more immediate commitments
  • The second installment of the digital version will be offered this Saturday afternoon by Teledeporte and will include participation by Amanda Sampedro and Silvia Arderius

Olympic badminton champion Carolina Marín is one of the athletes invited to take part in the second installment of the Women's Universe Tour, the programme included in Women's Universe by the Spanish National Sports Council, the Youth Sports Foundation and promoted by Iberdrola, which will be broadcast on the Teledeporte channel this Saturday at 6.15 pm. "It was the hardest moment of my career. It has been seven and a half very hard months and I never imagined I would recover so quickly", she said during the interview in which she discussed the impact of the knee injury and operation as well as the challenges she faces at tournaments including the European Championships, the World Cup and the Olympic Games.

Carolina Marín.

In this installment we will also find out how the new training sessions are being dealt with, after the health emergency caused by Covid-19, and the Atletico de Madrid football player, Amando Sampedro, and the women's national handball player, Silvia Arderius, will also show their skills making healthy dishes.

The content broadcast on Teledeporte, and which is also available through the usual digital channels, fulfils the objective of the Women's Universe Tour to promote the presence of women in the sports world and the recognition of their efforts and successes. This new online event aims to further project the image that women have as an active and fundamental part of sport in Spain.

Iberdrola, main promoter of the Woman's Universe program

The Women's Universe Tour is part of the Women's Universe program from the Spanish National Sports Council, of which Iberdrola has been the main promoter since July 2016. Under this agreement, the company supports 16 sports federations selected for their extraordinary achievements, high level of participation, the existence of programs to promote sport from the bottom up and other social projects. Iberdrola is the first company to make a global commitment to promoting the participation by women in the field of sport as a way to foster equal opportunities, a commitment that forms part of the company's core values. By promoting sports played by women, Iberdrola is contributing to creating new role models in society and encouraging healthy habits from an early age.