Simone Tetsche Christensen: Exceptionally Talented and Accomplished Danish
BMX Cyclist Reveals her Success Mantra "Keep working hard, no matter how Tough
Tetsche Christensen home town is Aarhus, Denmark. She is a BMX cycle racer. In
2014 she competed at Birmingham, England track. She won the a bronze medal at
the 2012 BMX European Championship. The Danish team in Azerbaijan's capital Baku
2015 European Games includes Simone Tetsche Christensen. She is 21 years old.
She rides BMX for Pure Bicycles and the Danish national team and is studying
Simone Tetsche Christensen is an exceptionally talented and accomplished Danish
BMX cyclist. She is in conversation with Namita Nayyar President Women Fitness.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have been a excellent performer in BMX cycle racing from
Denmark. Tell us about your journey that took you to where you are now in the
world of competitive BMX cycle racing and what factors you consider were
responsible that made you achieve that?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: First of all it wouldn't have been possible, if
it wasn't for the big support from my parents! They were the ones that was
taking me and my brother out riding many times during every week, and not just a
5 min drive for them. They really spend a lot of time taking us where we wanted
to go ride! I think what also really helped me was actually being the only girl,
and riding with the guys.
I remember spending days out riding with the guys from my club, both race tracks
and trails, which was loads of fun and definitely helped me with my skills. When
I got older I had many coaches that helped me improve, starting with the club
coach, to talent coach and now I'm training with the danish national coach,
where I still develop my skills and power! So I definitely couldn't be where I
am if it wasn't for the people around me!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: How could you overcome the element of fear in BMX cycle
racing as a sport?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: BMX Racing is a really tough sport, but when you
love riding it so much, you just can't (and want to) let fear stop you. Of
course I have been through some hard moments of my career where I really had to
pull myself together to go jump the jump again or riding with 7 people around me
again. But I have overcome some hard moments, so don't really think it can get
worse than that, haha!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout
routine you shall like to share?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: One gym exercise I really love is of course
squat! I'm getting stronger and stronger and there is nothing better than just
putting more kilos on that bar every session pretty much!
I also really enjoy doing clean, as it is a really technical gym exercise, but I
finally figured out how to do it, so it is fun now! Also bench press is one of
my favorites, so pretty much the main big exercises!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you
follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: I've been having a dietitian plan with a Team
Denmark dietitian for the last 3 years nearly, as I was a bit fat when I was
younger. And after I've lost around 10 kilos, and my fitness level is now a lot
better! And I'm still under this plan, just trying to get more and more fit, but
not too hard, as I don't wanna lose my strength on the same time.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and budding
competitive BMX cycle racing girls who all are your fans, they shall like to
know from you, what they should do for their climb to ladder of success in field
of competitive professional BMX cycle racing?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: I guess there is nothing else to say that just
to keep working hard, no matter how tough it is. Try to find the motivation even
though you're up 6 in the morning to do sprints in rain and wind, just keep
going! And then specific to girls, I'd say in a sport like BMX that they
shouldn't think of them as girls that can't do the same as the guys. Of course
we aren't as strong as they are, but it can't stop us from improving our
technical skills, which is very important to work on if you wanna climb the
ladder of success!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Tell us about your training with Team Denmark?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: I train pretty much every day besides sunday
with the Danish National Coach, and that has really pushed me and made me get a
lot stronger and better, instead of training on my own, which I did when I was
younger. We have a great team work, and same time has loads of fun together, so
training is never boring having him there. And every BMX track session I have,
I'm training with really good riders, that also pushes me on the track which is
good for racing!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: On 13th July 2014 you won the bronze medal at BMX / Women's
Championship 2014. Tell us more about the experience of competing in this race?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: When I got told that Denmark had the European
Championship 2014 I got really excited, as I was injured when Denmark had the
World Championship in 2011, so just knowing I would be able to compete at an
international race on home soil made me happy! But when I crossed the finish
line, super close with the former World Champion Magalie Pottier, not knowing if
I got the bronze or the 4th place, I was just all thrilled, because it was
really a cool final. And then I got told that I won the
Bronze I was super happy, even tearing up a bit, because I've always managed to
get 4th place, and this time the odds was with me and it was super exciting. And
then with all the danish fans cheering, made me have the best feeling ever!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Who has been your greatest influencer and motivator in your
success in the field of your career in competitive BMX Cycle racing ?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: My home club have had a big influence in my
success, as it has been a club with many international good riders. Henrik
Baltzersen, that showed the danish colours at the Olympics in 2008 was from my
home club, and I think it has meant a big deal having a guy like him from the
same club and knowing I would be able to maybe do the same some day! But that's
from my early years of racing, I think the biggest influence must be the danish
national coach for all the hard work he has done to help me to where I am now,
and pushing me to get even better!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You may had sports injuries in your BMX cycle racing career.
How you were able to overcome such a physical injury/setback and what advice you
can give to fellow sports person in a similar situation?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: It is truly the hardest thing, to get a setback
like you get in a sport like BMX, and to have to keep moving forward, even
though you've been through something really hard. To be fair I don't know what
made me go through my injuries it like I've done, I think it's just because you
know you are doing an extreme sport, and that's just the price when it doesn't
go as you planned. Which sometimes just makes you train even harder, even though
you are walking around with broken bones. You just have to do your best to get
over it ASAP and get back riding, because that's what you love!
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. Simone Tetsche Christensen: To be honest I don't think that much about the
future. Of course I think about wanting to go to the Olympics, but I focus more
on the moment now, the race now, and take one thing at the time. That's the way
I do pretty much everything!
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What you wish to say about the website Womenfitness.net and
message for its visitors?
Ms. Simone Tetsche Christensen: It has A LOT of different material! Which is
cool, everyone can go on the website and find what they wanted to look for
concerning health and fitness. Good job to the people that updates it, and keep
going! Take care !!
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Women Fitness Team thanks Simone Tetsche Christensen 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 11 June 2015
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