Barcelona: The 2016 Rio Olympic women’s singles gold medalist, Carolina Marin of Spain has offered to give away all her medals to express her appreciation and to applaud frontline medical workers at two hospitals including Virgen del Mar in Madrid and Sanitas Cima in Barcelona.
“Next to them, I’m nobody,” said Marin to Indian Express.
“I would like to donate all my medals to all of them because they are the true heroes and deserve every thanks for the admirable efforts they are putting forward in fighting the coronavirus,” said the 26-year-old.
“I just want to thank them. The medical workers are doing an extraordinary job and risking their lives every day to save many people,” added Marin.
“This pandemic is unprecedented. However, many stories have inspired us all. As for me, returning to the badminton court, start playing and winning would be a different way to thank these fighters,” continued Marin.
In addition to winning the 2016 Olympic gold medal, Marin was also the three-time world champion, winning the world titles in 2014, 2015, and 2018.
Marin also has four European championship titles (2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018) under her belt.
As of July 13th, 2020, Spain had more than 303,033 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in the deaths of 28,406 people.