Pedro Pascual Thanks Those Who’ve Supported Him Throughout His Sailing Career

by Pedro Pascual

Pedro Pascual competing in the men's RS:X class at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Aug. 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


There are some people in my life that have been crucial to me during my Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 campaign and throughout my life as an athlete due to their constant patience, comprehension and support. 

The first person I would like to thank is my grandfather. He has been my No. 1 fan since I started sailing, and he has been supporting me through every stage of my life. He has been there throughout the entire Tokyo campaign making sure that I feel loved and supported at all times. 

The second person I would like to thank is my dad. My dad was a windsurfer when he was young, and he knows what it is to be an athlete. He was at the pre-Olympic level when his dad (my grandfather) made him quit the sport and focus on his studies. It is because of this situation that my dad sees me as a reflection of him, and he goes far and beyond to make sure that I get as far as I can as an athlete. He supports (and funds) most of my adventures as a windsurfer, whether it is getting new equipment or getting to different countries to compete. His constant support is very important to me, which is why I always try my best to make him proud. 

I would also like to thank my mom for always being there supporting me, and making sure that I have everything I need to succeed. I want to thank her for supporting me in all my goals, no matter how hard, crazy or unachievable they may be and for making me believe that I am capable of achieving them.

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