New role model for Youth Olympics

By: Horse Deals


New role model for Youth Olympics
New role model for Youth Olympics
Swedish show jumper Lisen Bratt Fredricson has been named as the equestrian sport Athlete Role Model (ARM) for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, which run from 14 to 26 August.
"I am really honoured, especially when you see some of the incredible athletes on the list, "said Lisen Bratt Fredricson. "We are all looking forward to supporting the young athletes and making the first Youth Olympic Games an amazing experience for them. And I hope that we can inspire them in some way too."

Lisen Bratt Fredricson represented Sweden at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and enjoyed victory in the Rome Grand Prix in the same year.
The Athlete Role Models will be in Singapore to mentor the 3,600 young athletes expected to attend the Youth Olympic Games. Among other activities, the ARMs will spend time with the athletes and will participate in activities during the Culture and Education Programme, which will focus on five themes: Olympism and Olympic values, skill development, well-being and healthy lifestyles, social responsibility and expression through digital media.
"Lisen Bratt Fredricson is a wonderful ambassador for equestrian sport and she will truly engage with the Equestrian athletes competing in Singapore", said Alex McLin, FEI secretary general. "The Youth Olympic Games offer an incredible opportunity for these athletes to compete on an Olympic stage and Lisen will be a great role model for them."