The achievements of Dutch swimmer Sharon Van Rouwendaal speak for themselves; she is one of today’s most renowned athletes. The young 25 year old won gold in Rio-2016 and also wishes to make a difference outside of the pool and the sea. She is ARD Foundation’s new ambassador. Her mission is to promote the Foundation around the world.
“I am very proud to be an ambassador for the ARD Foundation. A lot of people suffer because of cancer, including myself and people around my family. It is wonderful that there is a foundation that dedicates itself to raising funds for research. I feel for all of those who are currently fighting this disease. I hope that, together, we can achieve a common goal and uncover more and more treatments for those who are suffering,” says Sharon Van Rouwendaal.
Next goal: the World Championship
The Dutch swimmer told us a little bit about her career trajectory and the next few championships she’ll be competing in:
“Since I was very young, I always had a lot of energy and liked being competitive. My dream finally came true in 2016, when I became an Olympic Champion. I’m also a five time European champion and eight times world medalist. My next goal is the World Championships Open Water Swimming in Gwangju, Korea. My greatest wish is to defend the title I won in Rio.”
After becoming an ambassador to the ARD Foundation, Sharon Van Rowendaal strengthens a team that already counts on the nutritionist and influencer Silvia Pozzobon, model Lais Ribeiro, actor Reynaldo Gianechinni, actress, model and singer Emilia Pedersen, and TV host and singer Sabrina Parlatore.