(26 August 2022, 11:08 +07) Centara Hotels & Resorts is co-sponsoring Thai sailor Sophia Montgomery who is representing Thailand at the 2022 ILCA Under 21 World Championships taking place in Vilamoura, Portugal from 21-28 August.
The sponsorship is part of Centara’s commitment to supporting women and young Thai athletes as they aspire to achieve sporting success on the world stage.
Sophia Montgomery at 2022 ILCA Under 21 World Championships
Sophia, who is competing in the individual Laser Radial (ILCA 6) category, is joined by approximately 240 athletes from 41 countries participating in the world championships.
“At Centara, we aim to inspire people to follow their dreams and Sophia is the epitome of that aspiration with her incredible talent and optimistic outlook on life,” said Centara CEO, Thirayuth Chirathivat. “Sophia is an inspiration to all of us – she is already on the path towards qualifying for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, and in addition to her sporting achievements, she recently began studying and sailing at prestigious Harvard University.”
Sophia comes from a strong sporting background and also holds a black belt in taekwondo. But it was sailing that became her top sporting passion.
Born and raised in Thailand, Sophia attended Sarasas Ektra School and NIST International School, which she graduated from in May 2021.
“I love sailing because it’s so complex, with demanding physical, mental and environmental factors,” Sophia Montgomery said. “With so many variables, every race is unpredictable and requires one to think on their feet at all times: anticipating, analysing and adjusting. I’m so grateful to Centara for their sponsorship, which allows me to not only continue pursuing my passion but also my goal of representing Thailand at the 2024 Olympics.”
Centara’s support for Sophia follows the company’s sponsorship of Thailand’s Chonburi Football Club for the 2020-2021 season.
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