An ode to the indomitable human spirit of Indian Sports Women that pushes them to do MORE and earn the spotlight every time they come on to the field. They don’t believe in sitting on the side-lines. They take matters into their own hands and outshine the best of athletes because they believe there’s something MORE within themselves.
They don’t need external validation. No applause or standing ovations because they know, that when their time comes, they would push the envelope further, go beyond their limits to do MORE and the world will have no other choice but to sit up and take notice.
From breaking stereotypes to playing sports to signing up as an athlete for the Optimum Nutrition team, Afshan Aashiq's ascent through the tiers of Indian football is a heart-warming story. She was among the first female footballer out of Kashmir. She started her academy for girls and was even honoured as a Fit India ambassador and appreciated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. Her journey is equal parts grit, passion, and commitment, encouraging young girls to dream big in the process. When Afshan was in football camps during the season, her nutrition was always taken care of, but during the off season, Optimum Nutrition helped her train hard and stay fit. We are proud to call this fierce athlete an ambassador for Optimum Nutrition. We help Afshan stay in fighting form by taking care of her nutrition and recovery, so that she can be the best version of herself and unleash her true potential to achieve MORE.
Batswoman in the Women’s Indian Cricket Team and brand ambassador for Optimum Nutrition, Priya Punia's ascent started as a 13-year-old prodigy playing for Delhi Women’s U19 to eventually debuting for India against South Africa in 2019. In that match, she had impressed with an unbeaten 75 to secure victory for the country. Punia said, “Representing your country is the best feeling. When you wear the blue jersey, all of your hard work feels validated. It is hard to describe in words.” Priya also spoke about the hours of hard work she puts in behind the scenes in order to stay fit and motivated. She understands the importance of nutrition and the role that protein plays for athletes - in terms of performance, growth, and recovery. This is why she has been a long-time consumer of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100%. Optimum Nutrition is proud to help fuel Priya Punia's journey as she helps the Indian women's cricket team scale greater heights.
Sangeeta Phogat is a trailblazer in the field of women's wrestling, impressing once again with her powerful performance at the recently concluded National Wrestling Championships. Her unrelenting determination helped her secure a gold medal in the 55kg category at this event. This victory not only cements her place as one of the top wrestlers in the country, but also makes her a firm contender for the upcoming Olympic Games in 2024. Being a user of Optimum Nutrition, Sangeeta has always been mindful of her nutrition. She uses Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey for her protein needs, and Optimum Nutrition Creatine for endurance. The products have been trusted by world class athletes for over 35 years, and are banned substance tested, which reassures her that she is consuming nothing but the best ingredients.