The REYL Group is strengthening its partnership with Switzerland’s national Paralympic committee through its collaboration with paralympic athletes Sofia Gonzales and Robin Cuche.
Through the partnership, the REYL Group is supporting Swiss Athletes taking part in future Paralympic Games, including Tokyo in 2020. The Group is supporting their careers and developments by allowing them to concentrate on their preparation to positively approach the competition.
Both Gonzalez (athletics) and Cuche (alpine skiing), received financial and logistical support from the Group during their national and international competitions.
Gonzalez was born in 2001 with a congenital malformation of the right leg, leading to its amputation above the right knee when she was three years old. Her two athletic disciples are 100 metres and long jump.
At the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai in 2019, she improved her personal best in both disciplines and finished fifth in the 100 metres.
Robin Cuche was born in 1998 with hemiplegia on his right side due to being born prematurely and a lack of blood flow to the brain. He joined the Chasseral Dombresson-Villiers ski club at age six, recording his best performances in downhill and SuperG in alpine skiing.
He finished fourth place in SuperG at the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships in Kranjska Gora and Sella Nevea in January 2019. In February 2020, he finished third at the SuperG in Sakhalin, Russia.
The Swiss delegation will be announced in July.
Paralympic athlete Sofia Gonzalez said: “It’s a joy and an honour to be supported by the REYL Group. This show of confidence encourages me to step up my efforts and excel myself to compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, my greatest dream!”
Paralympic athlete Robin Cuche, Paralympic athlete said: “I am very grateful to have the support of the REYL Group. My recent podium finishes in international competitions encourage me to keep going. I love skiing, which I started at the age of three, and I always want more!”
REYL & Cie partner Nicolas Duchêne concluded: “The mental strength and determination shown by Sofia and Robin are a source of inspiration. Through our support, we are confirming our absolute commitment to exceptional sportsmen and women, and their national, international and Paralympic competitions.”