Laia Sanz reveals her top 5 inspirational sporting films
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What are the movies and documentaries that have most inspired Spanish off-road warrior Laia Sanz? Read on and she'll explain.
1. Toby Price: Paying the Price
Because Toby Price is a team-mate, a rider with an innate natural talent and a good friend… We always laugh a lot together and he's a great guy.
We've spent a lot of time together while racing and training, so I can say for sure that he's both a special person and a special rider. People often don't appreciate the effort and suffering that goes into these competitions, but I think this documentary is a good reflection of what our world is like and what challenges we face.
Paying the Price
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People often don't appreciate the effort and suffering that goes into these competitions
2. Silver Linings: The Jessy Nelson story
I really like the positivity with which Jessy Nelson takes on his problems. For me, it really reflects the passion that many of us feel for competition and for motorsports: that we're capable of overcoming any difficulty. I found it very, very beautiful.
I really like the positivity with which Jessy Nelson takes on his problems
3. Jorge Prado: Feet in the Dirt
I find it incredible what Jorge Prado’s doing, he’s so talented, just an absolute boss. More than that, though, it’s about the sacrifice and effort that the whole family made, betting everything for their son while he was still so young and going with him to live abroad. They really demonstrated that they have 100 percent confidence in him. I particularly like that family help is in the spotlight, that how important it is for all of our careers is highlighted, because so many of us would never have got to where we are without that help. It’s a really good documentary.
Jorge Prado: Feet in the Dirt
I particularly like that family help is in the spotlight… So many of us would never have got to where we are without that help
4. Dani Pedrosa: The Silent Samurai
I've always liked Dani Pedrosa and this is one of the times that I've seen him most open and relaxed. Dani's had an incredible career and being able to get a first-person account of how he lived it and the challenges he faced is pretty unique. He's able to get across exactly what it's like to be inside that demanding world so that any fan can understand, and also to really communicate what he's like as a person.
The Silent Samurai
Dani's had an incredible career and being able to get a first-person account of how he lived it is pretty unique
5. Lindsey Vonn: The Climb
For her perseverance and determination to face and overcome all the injuries she had during her sports career, Lindsey Vonn is one of the greatest athletes of all time. Her levels of determination are just brutal. Seeing how she overcame the bad times and enjoyed so much success again is an example for us all.
Lindsey Vonn: The Climb
For her perseverance and determination… Lindsey Vonn is one of the greatest athletes of all time
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