23 Apr 2020
Doha, 23 April 2020. As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, World No1 Squash player Mohamed Elshorbagy recently found time from his training and keeping fit at home to speak with Aspire Academy squash student athletes.
The global superstar of the sport of squash and gold medal winner of the 2017 World Squash Championships, shared some tips and insights with the boys and staff, saying, “ Sleep, nutrition and recovery are more important than anything else.” Elshorbagy, (29) also said that he is having to improvise and come up with ways to cope and train during isolation as he pursues mastery in the sport, “ I see setbacks as an opportunity to improve.”
The pandemic has affected sport all over the world as many countries are now under lockdown. Exercising and training does not only help athletes to stay physically fit, but it is also vital for their mental wellbeing and Aspire appreciate Elshorbagy ‘s kind gesture to engage our boys and staff via video conference call. The call also underscores the importance of the innovative guest speaker concept the Aspire squash team is developing to engage student-athletes with virtually currently.