Sportsman, Paralympic athlete, role model: Jorge Pina stands for what sport can achieve - in his life and in the lives of others. With his foundation, he is committed to psychological and social well-being through sport and leisure activities for young people.
Jorge Pina was already passionate about sport at a young age. After rugby, judo and football, boxing became his passion. Following the loss of 90% of his vision, he was forced to give up professional boxing. Instead, he turned his resilience and passion into the pursuit of athletics, participating in the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012, and 2016 as a marathon runner.
We spoke to him about the importance of sport in his life, the mental benefits of exercise, his work at the foundation and inclusion in the fitness industry.
FIBO: What does sport mean to you?
Jorge Pina: Sport for me is a way of life, it's a way for me to feel good physically and mentally. A way to transcend every day and prepare myself for life's obstacles.