Surfer Sofia Mulanovich is among Olympic Museum's 'Heroes'
Surfing is not an Olympic sport, but the Olympic Museum in Laussane, Switzerland, has included Sofia Mulanovich, a former world surfing champion and a superstar in her homeland of Peru, in its "Heroes" exhibition, which opened today and will run through the summer.
The exhibit recognizes athletes from different eras, and Mulanovich earned a spot alongside such luminaries as Roger Federer, Tony Hawk, Michael Jordan, Duke Kahanamoku, Carl Lewis, Diego Maradona, Michael Phelps, Shaun White and Tiger Woods.
Mulanovich is the only contemporary surfer in the exhibit.
"Even though surfing isn’t in the Olympics yet, it is a true global sport and connects people worldwide," says Mulanovich, 25, who's in Australia awaiting the start of the Rip Curl Women's Pro, an ASP Women's World Tour contest.
"It is a huge, but humbling honor to represent surfing on this global stage alongside the best athletes of all time."
Also on display is an award-winning documentary titled "Sofia," profiling the surfer and her influence on surfing in Latin America.
Outposts would like to congratulate all athletes on the "Heroes" list.
Photo: Sofia Mulanovich
Credit: Red Bull