As soon as his name was announced before the Wimbledon match, the entire center court stood up from their seats. The whole stadium reverberated with the sound of applause.
Sarah Gilbert was greeted during the first match of Wimbledon. AFP
A spectacular sight was seen on the first day of the Grand Slam Wimbledon Tennis Tournament. Usually a special guest was welcomed in the center court, which resonated with applause for legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli. Before the first match, all the spectators stood up and thanked them with applause in honor of the health workers who helped develop the corona virus vaccine.
The organizers have provided free tickets to hundreds of health workers helping to deal with the corona epidemic. During this, a special guest was also present in the Royal Box. As the cameras turned to Dame Sarah Gilbert, who jointly developed the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, and Sir Andrew Pollard, chief of the Oxford Vaccine Group, all the onlookers on the court stood up to greet them with applause. During this, Sarah Gilbert also became very emotional.
An opening day on Centre Court with a difference…
– Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2021
help in making the vaccine
British vaccinologist and Oxford University Professor of Vaccinology Sarah Gilbert has three children (triplets). It was included in The Times’ ‘Science Power List’ in May 2020 for developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Despite this, he politely said, ‘I have got training for this. I am a mother of three children (triplets). If you get four hours a night with three kids, you’re doing great. This is what I have been doing.
Sara kept smiling amidst the applause
As soon as his name was announced before the Wimbledon match, the entire center court stood up from their seats. The whole stadium reverberated with the sound of applause. Amidst all this, Sarah Gilbert kept smiling while sitting on her seat. Wimbledon tweeted its video and wrote, ‘The start of the first day of Center Court was very different. Special thanks to those who played an important role in dealing with COVID-19.
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