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UCAM athletes join in the fight against the coronavirus by leading by example

Through the social networks, they appeal for responsibility by joining the campaign #YoMeQuedoEnCasa (I stay at home) to stop the infection curve

UCAM athletes join in the fight against the coronavirus by leading by example

Spain declared the ‘state of alarm’ due to the fast spread of the coronavirus infections that the country's population is experiencing. COVID-19 is already a pandemic, it is causing havoc at a global level and, therefore, measures have been adopted so that the citizens stay at home in order to fight against this health crisis. 

The responsibility of all to cope with this situation is a key element against this virus and this also affects, of course, our athletes, whose possibility to train with normality is reduced. Even more in the final stretch of the road towards the Olympic Games of Tokyo of 2020, on which many of them focused their efforts and dreams. 

However, these same athletes have decided to be the example of the fact that the health of all is more important, and they have set an example in the fight against COVID-19 under the slogan #YoMeQuedoEnCasa (I stay at home), which they shared during the last days on social networks.

Athletes such as Mireia Belmonte (swimming), Lydia Valentín (weightlifting), Sandra Sánchez (karate), Damián Quintero (karate), Joel González (taekwondo), Javier Hernanz (canoeing), Teresa Portela (canoeing), Sara Hurtado (ice skating), Liliana Fernández and Elsa Baquerizo (beach volley), Carolina Rodríguez (rhythmic gymnastics), Pablo Abián (badminton), Sete Benavides (canoeing), Artemi Gavezou (rhythmic gymnastics), Javier Pérez Polo (taekwondo), Gerard Descárrega (adapted athletics) and the sisters Eva Calvo and Marta Calvo (takwondo), joined this initiative under the colours of UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia. Citizens see them as models and if they see that they are willing to sacrifice many training resources in order to preserve health, they can follow their example thus contributing to stopping the infection curve. Below you can see their publications and messages in which more UCAM athletes are participating everyday: 

Some also decided to address everyone through a video, such as the figure skater Sara Hurtado, who is quarantined in Moscow and sends a message of encouragement and reflection: “We need to value the small little things that we take for granted”.

The beach volley players Liliana Fernández and Elsa Baquerizo, who are on their way for their third Olympic Games and share their training modality at home, also appeared in a video.