“The hardest skill to acquire in this sport is the one where you compete all out, give it all you have, and you are still getting beat no matter what you do. When you have the killer instinct to fight through that, it is very special.” —Eddie Reese
Asian School of Business organised an international expert talk on the importance of sports on November 23, 2022. The keynote speaker was Paolo Venturini, an Italian athlete who loves extreme sports and completed the first race in the world on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in the middle of the Siberian winter. His aim in his speeches is to deliver his message in favour of sport and sustainability. During his interaction with the students, he showed unique sports activities and challenges in his videos and talked about the mind’s experience and strength to prepare your body for such onerous challenges as he laid down some of the physical building tips to build tenacity and the ability to challenge one’s limits.
He also mentioned the difficulties he faced while making records in the hottest and coldest place on earth and talked about the medical attention that needs to be kept a priority while knowing the limits of the human body. He threw some light on emphasising building your mental strength instead of posting videos on social media to show one’s strength, which does not last longer.
The session was dynamic, and students raised a lot of queries on wake-up gasping, reasons for long-lasting physical and mental strength, his success mantra, and what encourages him to challenge his own limits. Dr. Maroof Ahmad Mir, Dean Academics, ASB, and Ms. Poornima Singh, Head Academics, ASB, presented Paolo with a shawl and a certificate of lifetime membership in IBMRC.