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Tennis: the beautiful gesture of Iga Swiatek to help the fight against mental illness


LE SCAN SPORT - The Polish woman donated her Indian Wells tournament winnings to an association on the occasion of World Mental Health Day.

Rising star of women's tennis, Iga Swiatek seduces with her talent, freshness and personality.

The 20-year-old Polish woman, who burst the screen in October 2020 by winning the Roland Garros tournament when no one had bet on her, has just proven that she is also a generous athlete.

Qualified for the round of 16 of the Indian Wells tournament, the native of Warsaw donated her winnings, or $ 50,000, to an association in order to shed light on World Mental Health Day (October 10). The wonder of Polish tennis (4th player in the world) explained at length about this gesture in a message on social networks.

I thought it would be good to share some thoughts on mental health at #WorldMentalHealthDay.

It is important to raise awareness in terms of seeking help and support if we need it.

It is a sign of strength and wisdom, not of weakness.


@ m_phelps00 

wrote today: "" It's OK not to be OK "

", referring to Michael Phelps, very involved in the protection of mentally fragile athletes, the 23 Olympic-title swimmer having himself suffered from chronic depression during his career.

Her subscribers will choose with her the association

I would like to dedicate today's victory to all the people who are not doing well.

And also help to help them, if only a little for now.

I will donate $ 50,000 of my prize money for the 3rd round in Indian Wells to a non-profit organization providing mental health support,

”added the champion who offered her subscribers to choose the organization with her. charity that will benefit from this donation.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-10-12

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