Omega celebrity ambassadors Chad Le Clos and Alexander Popov share the Olympic spirit with guests from all over the world.
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During the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 22, Omega invited Olympic swimmers Chad Le Clos and Alexander Popov to visit the Omega Pavilion. The two attended the forum and shared their Olympic achievements and The key to success is to blend the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics.
Omega celebrity ambassador, swimming legend Popov experiencing Omega watchmaking
The two swimming superstars recalled their achievements in swimming, as well as exciting moments and unforgettable experiences in the Olympic career, and shared what it means to achieve their goals.
Swimming star Clos signs on omega celebrity wall
When talking about his Olympic dream, Clos said: ‘I watched Phelps in the Athens Olympics for the first time in 2004. My Olympic dream really started from this, and this dream has become more and more firm over the years. . After the Singapore Youth Olympic Games in 2010, I first realized that I could really participate in the Olympic Games. ‘
(From left to right) Swimming legend Popov, Omega global president Okehua, Olympic celebrity Clos
Cross joined the Omega celebrity ambassador family in 2011. He won 5 medals alone at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore, and his outstanding performance was impressive. At the 2012 London Olympics, Clos won gold and silver medals in the 200-meter and 100-meter butterfly strokes, respectively, further establishing his leading position in the world swimming. He also had a great record in the World Cup series, winning the first place among the men’s swimmers and winning the 2013 FINA World Cup.
Speaking of the impact of his family on his success, Clos said: ‘Especially when my swimming career started, their support meant everything. Without my family, my parents, I would never have the success I am today. I have always been dependent on my father. This is not a secret. The protection of my father and the support of my family has always been of great significance to me. There is a saying of ‘the 12th person’ in football. My family is like this. . ‘
Alexander Popov was the king of short-distance swimming that dominated the entire 1990s and is known to the world. Popov won the Olympic Games four times, winning the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle champions of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, becoming a generation of swimming legends. From 1991 to 2004, Popov also won six World Championship gold medals and 21 European Championship gold medals. After retiring, the legendary swimmer joined the International Olympic Committee and continues to contribute to the future Olympics, showing his sincere love for competitive sports.
Popov stated that being mentally prepared for the competition is a necessary factor for swimmers to achieve their goals. ‘I want to say that at the beginning of a season, 60% of success depends on a good mental state, On this basis, swimmers can improve their skills. ‘
Speaking of the relationship between Omega and swimming, Mr. Okewa, the global president of Omega, said: ‘Omega has a deep connection with water since its inception, and swimming is one of the most noticed sports events in the Olympics and even in the world sports. Omega’s association with swimming is a natural thing, ‘he added, adding that Popov was Omega’s first celebrity ambassador for swimming, and then Omega successively worked with Ian Thorpe, Michael Phelps ( Michael Phelps) and Chad Le Clos. ‘I believe that Clos will bring us exciting matches at the next Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the Tokyo Olympics and beyond.’
‘To be able to talk about swimming in such an environment full of the Winter Olympics today is a great thing, which is a good interpretation of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic spirit,’ said Mr. Okehua.
Omega and swimming
The origin of Omega and swimming can be traced back to 1932, when Omega was first assigned to the Olympic Games designated timekeeping task, responsible for providing timekeeping services for all events including swimming. The connection between Omega and swimming has been deepened so far-not only does Omega serve as the designated timekeeper for many of the world’s top swimming events, but it has also developed many important timing equipment used in competitive swimming.