In an attempt to forge a gender equal world, adidas launched a campaign #FasterThan, inspiring women across all fields and ages to participate and celebrate sport in their daily lives. Bringing together real women, influencers and athletes, the campaign focuses on âWomen in Sportâ and inspires them to be bigger than their challenges.
Playing the role of an enabler, adidas invites women to pursue an ongoing quest for personal betterment by overcoming all social and psychological barriers. The campaign reframes âFastâ away from the traditional concept of speed, towards that of a personal feeling and empowerment of being Faster Than challenges that might hold one back from fulfilling their potential.
Celebrating inspirational stories of Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, a Padma Shri awardee and a world champion in weightlifting, Himanshi Goyal, a proponent of body-positivity, and Nishriin Parikh, a 53-year-old professional body sculptor, adidas aims to encourage increased participation of women in sport. It aims to leverage the power of sport to overcome stereotypes, prejudice and adversity, push past barriers, and only focus on the positive impact sport can have on you.
Mirabai Chanu, Padma Shri awardee, said, âIn our society, weightlifting has always been perceived as a male-dominated sport, it took a lot of courage to break this stereotype. Â My success at the international level clearly showcases that sport doesnât care about gender or stereotypes and for me âFastâ is all about pushing my limits and unleashing my potential in the quest of becoming the best.â
Manish Sapra, Senior Brand Marketing Director, adidas India, said, "At adidas, sport is in our DNA and we believe that 'Through Sports, we have the power to change lives'. As part of our 2020 strategy, we will be focusing on 'Women in Sport' to inspire more women in India to take to a healthier life through sport and fitness. We feel sport doesnât discriminate between genders and the playing field is the same for all. âFaster Thanâ is the extension of this thought, bringing it to life by focusing on three inspiring stories to break various stereotypes.â
The film can be viewed through the link below and shall be celebrated with consumers through adidasâs digital marketing efforts.Â