Mexican gymnast Dafne Navarro said she was grappling with insecurities about her jump on the trampoline until she worked with Nio. Navarro later won a silver medal.
The Argentinian women's handball team had never qualified for the Olympic games until they worked with Nio in Toronto. They, too, won a silver medal, along with that long-sought-after Olympic berth. "Working with Zen has been a revelation. I have learned that medals with no soul, have no value. Appreciation and gratitude are the way to grow in life," Mexican windsurfer Demita Vega was quoted as saying.
As per Olympic guidelines, the Pan Am organising committee was required to provide a multi-faith centre in the athletes' village. It was also given the task to find sports chaplains who can volunteer to work with every member of the delegation seeking religious or spiritual counselling. "The host committee had created a team of people who did extensive research into who were the major faith leaders and the people who were best qualified," Nio was quoted as saying.