Rakuten TV bring documentary on Ona Carbonell to viewers for free

The inspiring story of the Spanish Olympic medallist is told in Ona Carbonell: Starting Over.

Motherhood is still one of the handicaps women face in sport and society,” – Ona Carbonell

Synchronized swimmer Ona Carbonell represents a large group of women who face the challenge to combine their new role as a mother while returning to their professional lives in an extremely competitive world.

Ona’s inspiring story is told in a feature-length documentary which premieres for free and exclusively on Rakuten TV this autumn.

“As a mother and professional, I am especially proud to be part of this inspirational production.” – Teresa Lopez, EU Content Director at Rakuten TV

Ona Carbonell: Starting Over focuses on the Double Olympic medallist, who picked up Silver and Bronze at the 2012 Olympics, in her day-to-day life.

Viewers will be able to experience her journey of the past eleven months following the birth of her son and her titanic preparation for competing at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games: from the highs and lows behind elite sport in a particularly uncertain year, the physical transformation of her body and the emotional impact of motherhood.

“My goal was to return to competition after giving birth, not only for sport, but especially for moral duty. Motherhood is still one of the handicaps women face in sport and society,” – Ona Carbonell

Production on the documentary began in summer 2020. Since the birth of her son, Kai, cameras have been Ona’s accomplices on her way back to the water.

Rakuten Stories portfolio is included in the Free section of the platform and is available exclusively and for free.

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