We have had the opportunity to talk about resilience with two great figures of Spanish sports, Almudena Cid and Julio García Mera. They have shared with us how resilience has allowed them to face the most difficult moments of their sports careers and how they have transferred that resilience to their daily life.
With this first video we launch a cycle of RESILIENCE talks in which people from different fields share with us what resilience means to them and their approaches to it. We hope these videos will be useful, both for those of us who are part of the RESILIENCE project, researchers, doctors, healthcare workers, patients, relatives of patients, etc., as well as for those people who are facing a complicated situation; so that they face it with resilience.
Almudena Cid is a former rhythmic gymnast, she has participated in four Olympic finals, has been eight times champion of Spain and has obtained multiple victories and recognitions, including the Bronze Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit from the CSD. She is currently a television, film, and theater actress, and a successful writer.
Julio García Mera was a professional indoor football player from 1991 to 2007. With his team, Inter Movistar, where he spent his entire sports career, he won the League five times, the Spanish Cup five times, the Spanish Super Cup six times, the Club World Cup three times, the European Cup twice and the Iberian Cup twice, being one of the most successful indoor football players in our country. Until his retirement, he was the captain of the national team and with the team he won, among other titles, the FIFA World Cup in 2000. In 2006 he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit of the CSD. He is currently a renowned journalist and writer.