Jacqueline Valente: Exceptionally Talented Brazilian Cliff Diver Reveals her Success Mantra "Follow your feelings and Trust
Your self "
Jacqueline Valente is an exceptionally talented cliff diver. She is 29 years
of age and resides in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She once said "It's a unique
opportunity and a dream come true," says the Brazilian, of her opportunity to
compete in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Having a gymnastics and
performing background, she fell in love with the sport of high diving and got
her spot in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for 2014 where she dove from
a cliff for the very first time.
I used to be a gymnast and for a job opportunity she started to dive from lower
highs. She just did her first cliff dive in Texas, She used to work in out and
indoors aquatic shows.
She start to dive in 2008 from lower high, maximum 10 meters. She started to
dive from higher in 2011. Her first experience was in Texas where she got the
Jacqueline Valente did dive from the 20-meter platform at Hells Gate during the
second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Possum Kingdom Lake,
Texas, USA. She is the only Brazilian Cliff Diver.
Jacqueline Valente is an exceptionally talented cliff diver. She is in
conversation with Namita Nayyar President Women Fitness
Ms. Namita Nayyar: With your gymnastics and performing background you
fell in love with the sport of high diving and got yourself spot in the Red Bull
Cliff Diving World Series for 2014 where you dove from a cliff for the very
first time.Your professional career propelled to the height where you have been
at the top of the world of cliff diving by women, winning 7th overall. Tell us
something about this journey of success?
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: Cliff diving arrived in my life without I never
thought about doing this. In the beginning I took it as an adventure and a
opportunity put in my life that I had to face and make the best of it. Now I
felt even more in love with this sport and I want to continue doing that as long
as possible, focusing on it and take the carrier as a professional athlete on
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout
routine you may wish to share?
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: Now, for the first time I am training with a
Diving coach here in Mexico City. Jose Antonio Martinez the coach of High Diving
at the Comite Olympic, he is the responsible of my routine of training,
workouts, exercises, gym… There are 6 days a week of training, with different
routines, sometimes I don’t even get wet…Is a very nice and different experience
to have someone next to you who is a master in this sport, a coach, a judge, and
also can explain everything from the beginning to the end, following day by day
my progression on this sport.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu
that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: When I was younger I control a lot my diet during
my career in gymnastics. Now i don’t follow any diet, but I look after things I
am eating… a burger, pizza, ice cream feels really nice to have but surely not
as often as vegetables, chicken, rice, cereals,...
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have glowing skin and gorgeous hair. Do you take
some kind of skin treatment to keep it young and glowing and secondly what you
do to your hair to make them look so stunning?
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Ms. Jacqueline Valente: Thank you for your complements :) I don’t take
anything special for skin or for my hair. I usually wash everyday my hair with
shampoo and conditioner, specially after entering to a pool full of chlorine.
And I use also lotion body everyday, but the brand isn’t always the same.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and
budding professional cliff diving girls who all are your fans and shall like to
know from you for their climb to ladder of success in field of professional
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: I think is very important to always follow your
feelings and Trust Your self. There aren’t anything we are not able to do, just
for some people will take a bit longer then for the others,... but if we try
hard, with passion and love we can accomplish everything we wish in life. Follow
your instincts, take the chances that life gives you and enjoy everyday as much
as possible doing what you like to do and sharing the love and happiness of life
with all others around you.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us how did you feel before and after your
participation in Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2014 at Hell's Gate on
Possum Kingdom Lake?
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: Before I arrive in Texas for the first
competition I was still feeling like a ‘’dream’’, it took couple of hours to
really feel that I was actually living the dream! The fly, the hotel, the
people, the platform!!! When I step for the first time on it, I confess I had
tears on my eyes and the feeling of ‘’Mission accomplished’’. There wasn’t more
thoughts, no more dreams, it was real… and it felt just incredible (even better
then my dreams). I enjoy every second, every moment, clap, picture taken, all…
an experience, feeling that is hard to explain by words… when you really believe
you can do things, nobody can stop you. After my participation I felt blessed,
honour, special... Unique :) and I remember all the hard work I had before
arrived there… and I tell to my self ‘’I would do everything once again, no
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have selected a sport which requires winning over
your fear, concentration and possess an exceptionally toned body to finally
succeed, how do you achieve that?
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: I always liked the adrenaline, the fear, to push
my limits and go to the edge of things. I like to put targets on my trainings
and try things that I am afraid of just to break this barrier inside of me and
have the sensation… ‘'If I tell my self I can do it, I will do it''. Is a very
dangerous sport and requires a lot of concentration, one distraction and it can
lead to a serious injury… Stay focus, concentrate and inside of my own
‘’bubble’’ how I like to say when I am on trainings/competitions.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: With exceptional hard work you are credited with all
your achievements. Do you believe that does the hand of Providence (Supreme
Being) played a role in your success?
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: Our ‘’Providence’’ never leave us, the hand is
always next to us, protecting, guiding, helping… But I believe more that the
people here in earth who cross my life, who encourage me to keep following my
dreams are the ones who help me in achieve and be where I am now. Thank you all
who some how help me to be where I am, my family, friends, fans… There aren’t
words enough that can express how important all of you are for me.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Who has been your greatest influencer and motivator in
your success in the field of your career in competitive Cliff Diving?
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: All my friends of cliff diving, who always
inspire me with their dives, words and company. My family that no matter the
distance are constantly helping me and motivating to keep me doing what I love
to do, my friends all over the world that always have the best words in
difficult moments, my fans (I am not used to that, never though I would have
fans) who help me, show me their love and recognize my hard work from all over
the globe. I am the luckiest woman in the world to have all kind of supports and
care from many people.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What you wish to say about the website
Womenfitness.net and message for its visitors?
Ms. Jacqueline Valente: I would like to thank you for the opportunity for
the Women Fitness to share a bit of my self, my story, my life. Women Fitness is
an incredible and very talented website where you can find everything you need,
learn a lot with other people, find out things you wouldn’t know if wasn’t for
the website. Its a share of passion, of incredible Women all over the world with
so many different skills and talents…
To all visitors, live your life day by day to the extreme of each day! Laugh,
run, hug, tell people how much you care and love then, be happy, do things you
never thought about doing it before… Life is a gift and it depends on each of us
to make it the most of it!!! Believe on your self, trust your feelings and the
feed back can’t be better = HAPPINESS!!! For the ones who would like to follow
me, share my adventures and experiences, discover more about my self and see the
next steps, competitions, achievements … Thank you all once again. Kisses
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Women Fitness Team thanks Jacqueline Valente for giving her valuable time
for this interview and quenching the thirst of her fans to know more about her
and made this interview happen.
Dated 19 February 2015
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