The Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ), alongside its joint-Chambers Paralliance partners, invite its members to hear from Ms. Sophie Pascoe, New Zealand’s most decorated Paralympic athlete.
The postponed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games drew to a colourful close on Sunday, September 5, after nearly two weeks of competition among more than 4,400 of the world’s top athletes with impairments. The Games saw athletes compete in 539 events across 22 different sports, with an astonishing 69 World and 124 Paralympic records being broken. The 2020 Games also saw more female athletes take part than ever before.
On Friday September 17, the Paralliance is delighted to welcome New Zealand’s most decorated Paralympic athlete, Sophie Pascoe, to share with us about her journey as a Paralympic athlete swimmer and her experiences of Japan and the Tokyo 2020 Games. Sophie has won an extraordinary total of 19 medals – 11 golds, 7 silvers and 1 bronze – making her New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian to date. In addition to her stellar medal collection, Sophie has won New Zealand’s Sportsperson with an Impairment of the Year four times. She is also a mentee EY’s Women Athletes in Business Network programme, which won the British Business Award for Diversity & Inclusion in 2020.
Join us on September 17, to hear from one of these very athletes who is an inspiration to so many, both in and outside of the pool! Please find additional details below, and kindly refer to this page for more details about the speakers.
Friday, September 17, 2021
ZOOM; registrants will receive a link 1 hour before the webinar is scheduled to start.
Mission: Support Japan’s delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, fostering a legacy of more inclusive communities and embracing opportunities for international business and exchange.
Pledge: Participating Chambers of Commerce will collectively support the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Committee in its delivery of an outstanding and popular games.