Swiss luxury watch maker Hublot has welcomed Swiss sprinter Mujinga Kambundji as its brand ambassador.
Mujinga Kambundji is the fastest Swiss woman in history and the first to break the legendary 11-second barrier for the 100m. She also holds the national records for the 60m, 200m and 4 x 100m. Her bronze medal for the 200m in Doha in 2019 made her the first sprinter in the history of Swiss athletics (male or female) to step onto the podium of a World Championship. She was also selected as the Swiss Sportswoman of the Year in 2019.
With national titles, triple European bronze medals, international podiums and a ticket to the Olympics in the bag, Mujinga is on the starting blocks. Back on the track after a nine-month break due to an injury, she is returning stronger and more determined than ever, and is still improving her own records and times. On the eve of the Tokyo Olympic Games, she is joining the Hublot family. With her Hublot watch on her wrist, she firmly intends to set the track alight.
Berne is very dear to Mujinga’s heart, as the city where she was born and grew up. Moreover, it is where she does most of her training, at the Wankdorf as she continues to call it. Mujinga reached her first podium running bare foot with her older sister, Kaluanda, in Berne of course, aged seven years old. After this race, she received her first running shoes. Sprinting is a family affair for the Kambundji. She and her three sisters have rhythm and timing in their blood.
Determined and humble, at ease in her track spikes, she knows exactly what she wants and where she’s going. Her progression bears witness to this, as the 29-year old native of Berne has continually improved her own records every season. There is no doubt that this Olympic year will be no exception.
She has a contagious smile and a golden heart. Since 2015, Mujinga has also been an Ambassador for the Swiss Red Cross. Today, the athlete who runs the fastest for the Swiss flag is joining Hublot; it has to be said that the watchmaker likes to bring together those who challenge time and set records.
The athlete nicknamed the “Queen of Swiss Sprint” is preparing to fly off to Tokyo, following a fast start to the season, having just won the 100m gold at the Swiss Athletics Championships in Langenthal and taken 3rd place in the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Florence. These successes will serve as benchmarks and preparation for her third Olympic Games after London in 2012 and Rio in 2016.
On her wrist, Mujinga Kambundji has chosen the minimalist Classic Fusion Titanium 33mm, a model with three hands—hours, minutes, seconds—and a date with optimal readability so as to keep only the very essence of time. She chose it in titanium, a light and resistant metal, an ideal ally for her performances. A black dial and black rubber strap for a watch that like her, is simultaneously simple and elegant, and naturally strong.