IBSA meets Valentina Vezzali, champion in sport and in life23 May 2023
A woman, a mother and a great champion. A true legend of Italian sport, and beyond: the most successful foil fencer ever, with a hard-to-match prize record, which includes 9 Olympic medals – of which 6 gold, one silver and two bronze – 16 world titles, 13 European titles, 2 Mediterranean Games titles, 11 times World Cup winner and 30 national titles. We are talking of Valentina Vezzali, an Italian pride and legend, known throughout the world not only for her exceptional sporting qualities, but also for what she represents: an example of fair play and humanity, also for her social commitment.
Valentina Vezzali is the perfect synthesis of all the values in which IBSA Farmaceutici strongly believes, and it is precisely on these values that the Olympic champion and the company have found common ground for discussion, on the occasion of the recent Press conference “Iron and Women: how to maintain well-being and energy”.
Watch the interview with Valentina Vezzali.
A moment of interaction, during which the principles that have always guided IBSA Farmaceutici’s every activity were shared, from sport as a tool for social inclusion to the importance of team play to be able to win, but always with loyalty and respect; the centrality of health, prevention and scientific research for the collective well-being; but also sport as a metaphor for life: as well as on the pitch, commitment, will, determination, sacrifice and personal discipline are also needed in everyday life, in order to achieve any goal.
And important message that IBSA Farmaceutici, together with Valentina Vezzali, wanted to launch above all at the younger generations, who need positive role models to get inspired by, in order to look at the future with confidence.
“For me, sport has been the greatest metaphor for life, and today I hope to be able to pass on everything it has taught me to many young people, because my dream is to have a truly sportier Italy” – Valentina Vezzali.