Champion Lorenzo's gesture

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the MotoGP champion visited a cerebral palsy centre in Anantapur and interacted with the children there. He also visited fellow-Spaniard Rafael Nadal’s tennis school at the Anantapur Sports Village.

Lorenzo during his visit to Anantapur.   -  Special Arrangement

The MotoGP World champion, Jorge Lorenzo, on Friday visited Anantapur, a drought-prone region in Andhra Pradesh, as part of an initiative of the Rural Development Trust (RDT).

RDT is an NGO founded by Vicente Ferrer and Anna Ferrer in 1969 to help Anantapur's rural communities.

“I am amazed to see the infrastructure built for the children, and also for ill people in hospitals. They have fulfilled one of Vicente Ferrer’s main objectives: to provide high quality, advanced health care to those who cannot afford it”, Lorenzo said after visiting some of the centres instituted by RDT.





The three-time world champion also visited fellow-Spaniard Rafael Nadal’s tennis school at the Anantapur Sports Village (ASV), which was inaugurated by Nadal five years ago.

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated on Thursday, Lorenzo visited a cerebral palsy centre and interacted with the children there.

He also played badminton and table tennis with some of the athletes of the Special Olympics Academy, who won 17 medals in Los Angeles Special Olympics earlier this year.

“They are eager to improve and this determination to grow within the society through sports will definitely help many kids in all the fields of life. I have always believed in sports as an integration tool”, Lorenzo said.