For the Festival award, FICA has designed the Achilles Trophy, based on the history of ancient Greece in the city of Troy, which it presents to the media today. One of the potential complaints suffered by athletes is affliction of the Achilles tendon, with the famous tendinitis, which causes pain and makes it difficult to walk properly.
In the Iliad of Ancient Greece, it is said that when the fastest and most beautiful of the heroes living in Troy was born, his mother, Thetis, held him by the heel and dipped him into the waters of the River Styx to make him immortal. However, the warrior’s heel never touched the water and became his weak point, making him vulnerable.
Achilles died in battle on being hit by a poisoned arrow in the heel that never touched the water, as the legend says, hence the expression ‘Achilles heel’ referring to one of the weak points of athletes and of people in general, acquiring the name of the Achilles tendon and tendinitis or inflammation of the tendon.