Being a mother and an elite athlete is difficult but possible. "I can't conceive of my life without being on a board" reveals. This is how he has shown us during this quarantine while training in the pool at his house. Windsurfing world champion and mother, this is Blanca Manchón.
Today goes for all the athletes who like Blanca, they dedicate effort and a lot of work to maintain their brand and even improve it, perfect proof to say that motherhood is compatible with sport, his passion.
Nowadays, be a working woman, businesswoman and having the title of mother is still a challenge for society and for the protagonists themselves. In the 21st century, gender equality is still not perceived in many places, And if you add being a working woman as well as a mother, it means going through certain "complicated" times in your professional career..
From childhood we are taught to fight for our dreams and go after them, whatever it takes and that's how it happened, six World Windsurfing Championships behind her and named as the "Best World Sailor of the Year 2010″, something that only Theresa Zabell had achieved in Spain. The same one that lost all the sponsors in 2007 after announcing her pregnancy. But his passion and desire did not make him give up, but continue, always accompanied by his family, her best fans who support her unconditionally training after training.
But his story begins with a family legacy in the 2003, a passion that he shares with his father and brother, that continue to this day, long hours of car to take advantage of the sea, family gatherings around windsurfing…
After his son Noa was born, your vision has changed, now train and compete in a different way, a performance that has been seen on the rise taking advantage of every minute of your training, fighting like a warrior for the best for her country. A plus of maturity that they say is acquired by hormones. There is currently no withdrawal, there will always be time to surrender, and there will be other factors that make him withdraw from competitions.
We support Blanca unconditionally and like her there are millions of Spanish athletes, Natalia Rodriguez or Nuria Fernández, who had and have fear and respect for pregnancy. Now full of energy!, immersed in new projects that have brought the new normal.