Herbalife International India along with Olympic Medal Winner, Mary Kom, felicitated the Indian contingent to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, held from July 25-August 2, 2015, in Los Angeles, United States. As part of its support for the Indian contingent, Herbalife has provided the necessary athletic training suits and apparel kits for the athletes and team officials for their achievements at the Special Olympics World Games. The sponsorship is in line with a global initiative in which Herbalife partners with LA2015, the Organizing Committee for the Games, to assist in meeting the nutritional needs of athletes and coaches from 165 countries.
There were 214 athletes from the Special Olympics Bharat team, who brought back 47 gold, 54 silver and 72 bronze medals.
Addressing the press conference, Ajay Khanna, Vice President and Country Head, Herbalife International India Private Ltd said, “Herbalife India is proud to be associated with a cause that promotes awareness of acceptance and inclusion. We are also extremely proud of the Indian contingent’s achievements at the games – and congratulate all the athletes. In addition, as a global nutrition company, we advocate the importance of nutrition for a healthy and active lifestyle. Our support for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is indicative of this commitment.”
At the press conference, Ms. Mary Kom reiterated, “To be a winner, one must be highly focused, especially in the sphere of sports. To stay focused, a healthy mind and a healthy body are both absolutely essential. My partnership with Herbalife has benefited me immensely in ensuring this. The Herbalife nutritional food products that form a regular part of my dietary regimen have been an immense help to me to maintain the strength and concentration that I require to excel in boxing, my chosen discipline. I am sure that the support and encouragement from Herbalife for the Indian contingent will be a boost to the aspirations of these young and talented athletes.”
Air Marshal Denzil Keelor, CEO, Special Olympics Bharat said, “We are delighted to welcome back our Athletes from the World Summer Games at Los Angeles. They arrived full of joy, excitement and thrill at this great experience they had. The 214 athletes came back with 173 medals. I would like to congratulate the athletes for their grand performances and also the coaches and trainers who worked so hard to ensure success. Let’s now look ahead, focus on our mission and strive to achieve all our targets involving as many Athletes as we can through our local, district and state level programs. As sporting excellence cannot be achieved without appropriate healthcare, I look forward to a continuing association with Herbalife in the years to come.”