A medal at the Summer Olympic Games is the ultimate accolade for any elite athlete that has dedicated their life to the sport. For Olympic hopeful and Indeed ambassador, Sanita Puspure, this is an opportunity to win at the games before she turns 40 this year, and she’s more determined than ever to give it her all and prove a point.
Supporting and following Sanita on her extraordinary journey, Team Ireland partner and job site, Indeed, have released a short film from their #TalentUnleashed series, ‘The Story of Sanita Puspure’. The short film is an intimate portrayal of the 39-year-old rower, who is originally from Latvia. As well as the highs of her career, like winning the World Championships, it also delves into the lows too such as the sacrifices she’s made for her family and losing her sister to cancer.
“I never thought I’d be a World Champion, but because I didn’t give up and with the right support behind me, I’m here, and ready to fight for an Olympic medal… obviously I want to win a gold and put that cherry on top of the cake” said Puspure.
As well as all her sporting achievements, Sanita is a mum of two and a champion for women this summer season, flying the flag high for Ireland. Sanita is a true inspiration proving that with hard work, sheer talent and the right support you can achieve anything.
This year Indeed is also an official supporter of International Women’s Day.
Glenda Kirby, Vice President at Indeed said: “We are delighted to help highlight and share Sanita’s incredible story. This International Women’s Day, we wanted to champion some of the amazing women we work with, and Sanita is an incredible example of determination, resilience, and strength. Her achievements in the face of adversity provide inspiration to us all, encouraging us to challenge the status quo and showing what is possible when we persevere.”
Indeed partnered with the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) in April 2019 to become a sponsor of Team Ireland for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics through its campaign #TalentUnleashed.
The Dublin based workforce supports three Team Ireland ambassadors: first time Olympic hopeful, gymnast Rhys McClenaghan, two-time Olympic Pentathlete Natalya Coyle and reigning two-time world championship gold medallist, Sanita Puspure.
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