Global Team Toyota athletes from Asia set to reach greater heights at Paris 2024 

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    Toyota Motor Corporation launches the next chapter of the “Start Your Impossible” (SYI) global marketing campaign, igniting excitement for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024. The global campaign showcases the power of local communities across the world rallying behind their athletes and emphasizes Toyota’s belief that no journey is taken alone.

    In Asia, Toyota partnered with 11 athletes from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam in “START YOUR IMPOSSIBLE,” Toyota’s first-ever global corporate initiative. These athletes are set to participate and compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. Progressing themselves toward their sporting aspirations, these 11 exceptional athletes will join more than 200 Global Team Toyota Athletes (GTTA), from across the globe, at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

    The full line-up of 11 Team Toyota Asia athletes include:

    • India: Murali Sreeshankar, Athletics
    • Indonesia: Ni Nengah Widiasih, Para Powerlifting
    • Malaysia: Abdul Latif Romly, Long Jump – Para Athletics
    • Nepal: Nabita Shresta – Table Tennis
    • Pakistan: Arshad Nadeem – Athletics
    • Philippines: Carlos Yulo, Artistic Gymnastics
    • Philippines: Ernie Gawilan, Para Swimming
    • Singapore: Toh Wei Soong, Para Swimming
    • Thailand: Kunvalut Vitidsarn, Badminton 
    • Thailand: Pongsakorn Paeyo, Wheelchair Racing – Para Athletics
    • Vietnam: Lê Văn Công, Para Powerlifting

    Currently, 8 out of the 11 Team Toyota Asia athletes have qualified for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, with other qualifications still ongoing.

    “On behalf of Toyota Motor Asia, we are thrilled that top athletes across Asia will be representing their countries and are heading to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. Each Global Team Toyota athlete in Asia is not only a trailblazer but also a ‘Dual Hero’, where they champion social causes through Hero Projects that foster a positive change in their community. We take pride in the unrelenting dedication they have displayed in their respective disciplines, and wish them the best on the international stage,” says Preston Tan, vice president, of Toyota Motor Asia Singapore.

    As we move toward becoming a mobility company, the “Start Your Impossible” initiative underscores Toyota’s dedication to cultivating a society that is more inclusive, sustainable, and mobile — empowering each individual to challenge themselves and achieve their ‘impossible.’

    Being a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota is committed to providing sustainable mobility solutions that aid in fostering a decarbonized and inclusive society. In the run-up to Paris 2024, Toyota announced the supply of 500 fuel-cell Mirai vehicles as part of its official fleet for this major sporting event. This highlights the company’s goals in achieving carbon neutrality and its belief in a multi-path approach towards sustainable mobility.

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