At the beginning of the year, former World Number one Naomi Osaka was denied by then 15-year-old Coco Gauff from defending her crown at Australian Open. After her poignant loss, before the tour got suspended in March she represented Japan at Fed Cup.
During these sporting-less days, Osaka and other top-athletes will compete in an event with an audience of millions. The Japanese ace Osaka has partnered with the Olympics and Airbnb for an online five-day festival (starting July 24, 2020). Fans will be getting an opportunity to connect with her.
Naomi Osaka to go LIVE with her fitness trainer
The interactive sessions are called ‘Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences.’ Along with her fitness trainer, Yutaka Nakamura Naomi Osaka will be giving a one-hour online workout session.
“For me, this has been a rare break from a busy schedule of touring, and I’ve fully embraced the time as a homebody by cooking, staying fit, and connecting with my family,” Osaka said. (as quoted by Airbnb)
“We’ll do a quick work-out together, co-led by Yutaka-san. He’ll be explaining what each exercise is in detail, how to modify each movement for what you have at home, and how we’ve created a custom program to prevent injuries and strengthen my tennis muscles.”
Earlier, during her home-quarantine in California Naomi Osaka was engaged in LIVE workout session alongside seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams.
Also, tennis player and mother Sania Mirza will be part of the virtual summer festival. She’ll be hosting a quick functional training. The year 2020 marked Mirza’s comeback season after her maternity hiatus. In January she won the doubles title in Hobart (which was her first comeback event)and later withdrew from Aussie Open due to calve injury.
“I will share my training regime and inspire them to strike the perfect balance between the wellness of the mind and body, all from the comfort of my home in Hyderabad,” she said.
Spectators will be selecting online experiences that will be aired LIVE on YouTube channels of Airbnb and the Olympics.