The gymnast, Olympic silver medalist, Lourdes Mohedano insisted that “there is no female or male sport; It’s sport, in general, without adjectives. When we talk about sport, there will be equality. The Cordoba athlete participated in Malaga, under the motto «Communication, Equality and Sport»in one of the three events organized by the Association of Sports Journalists of Malaga (APDM), as part of International Women’s Day.
The first appointment held this Tuesday, at the Victoria Beer Factory, had Lourdes Mohedano as protagonists; to the world champion in skating, Natalia Baldizzoneand the basketball player gem garcia.
The debate went through different blocks such as the absence of female references, the aesthetics and objectification of women in sport, the use of common spaces and gender stereotypes or motherhood.
The skater from Malaga, who has the example at home, since her mother has been her coach, stated that It is necessary to “give more visibility to women’s sport, sponsors seek visibility and if there is none, they do not arrive.” In this line, Gema García concluded that “we must continue to conquer ground and reach that equality that we all want.”
The event was attended by Francisco de la Torre, mayor of the Malaga City Council; Genoveva Ferragut, Director of Communication and External Relations at Cervezas Victoria; Noelia Losada, Councilor for Culture and Sport of the Malaga City Council; María de Nova, general director of Sports Systems and Values of the Andalusian Government, and Gema del Corral, delegate of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Andalusian Government in Malaga, among many other athletes, representatives of clubs and institutions.
Talent nursery in Alhaurín
Another meeting was also held at the Alhaurín de la Torre Business Incubator on Tuesday, with the participation of the soccer player eva gonzalez; the handball goalkeeper claudia romero and the triathlete, Beatriz Jimenez.
The event was attended by the Mayor of Alhaurín de la Torre, Joaquín Villanova, and the Councilor for Sports Promotion of the Alhaurino town hall, María del Mar Martínez, as well as a large representation of Alhaurino sports.
The futsal player and international with Spain highlighted that “I am very happy to be here to be able to give visibility to women’s sport. More and more girls are doing sports and standing out. Here in Alhaurín we are setting up a women’s futsal school and we already have 50 participants and we continue to grow. I am very excited about the project.”
Likewise, the soccer player commented that “we need them to give us visibility, support and opportunities. We rarely appear in the media and when we do, it’s not always because of our sporting achievements.”
Beatriz Jiménez made reference to the group of runners from Alhaurín. “We meet on Wednesdays and we have decided to meet and have a race so that they see us, that we are there, we exist and we want to give importance to sport and women,” explained the triathlete, who emphasized that “we have to fight to have more visibility . It is hard to find women’s sport in the media. The new generations also confuse equalitythey experience it individually but there is no general visibility”.
The young handball goalkeeper, world youth beach handball champion, pointed out that “the beauty is no longer being a world champion, experience is more important. I want to have the opportunity to continue being in the National Team. The message is clear: if you fight and fight, you achieve the goals you set for yourself.
Breaking stereotypes in Cártama
The handball player Estela Doirothe swimmer Paula Ruiz and the volleyball player eva lopez They participated in another colloquium in the Assembly Hall of the Mayor’s Office of the Cártama Station.
Estela Doiro detailed her decision to play with him Handball Costa del Sol. «Pepa Moreno presented me with an ambitious project, which wanted to go further, with a great desire to do things well and, for that reason, I bet. Handball is a minority sport, and being female, it costs a little more to bet on us; but thanks to all the institutions we can move up the ranks and the club can compete at a European level”, he said.
On the other hand, the open water swimmer from Malaga explained your decision to leave the high level: “It has not been an easy decision. Open water swimming was my life and for a series of reasons beyond my control I had to give it up. I reflected, I had the help of my parents and I made the most correct decision.
For her part, Eva López recalled that “I had a good youth offer to go to Mallorca, but my coach at that time asked for an amount of money that they were not going to pay and threw out the contract. At the time that he was going to go to another club, he did everything possible so that he did not continue playing ».