The ongoing 2022 Winter Olympics (4 Feb 2022 – Sun 20 Feb, 2022), officially called the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and Beijing 2022, has brought accolades to athletes from different sports. We bring you snippets from their interview on the website.
1- Lara Gut: Swiss Alpine Ski Racer
Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami stormed to top the podium of the Beijing 2022 women’s Alpine skiing Super-G event on 11 February, edging out Mirjam Puchner of Austria (silver) and fellow Swiss Michelle Gisin (bronze).
“I love what I’m doing, skiing is my passion and my motivation is to reach my limits and be better every day. I’m lucky that I have a great family and nice people around me who are supporting me and helping me believing my dream.”
Her advice to physical injury/setback and what advice you can give to fellow sports person in a similar situation
Getting injured is never fun. From one day to the other I couldn’t move anymore, I needed help for everything and you often ask yourself things that only make you feel disappointed and don’t help you. But you have to take it as a chance, you will learn to know your body better and this will help you later when you can train again.
Work hard to be back but give your body enough time, it’s a beautiful machine but we can’t fix it as if it is a car. This is my advice; take care of it, listen to your body, love it and you will be back. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, and it’s not about patience, it’s about believing in yourself but not forgetting to respect your body.
Lara’s piece of advice for beginners: “We need passion in everything we do so, if you want to be successful in your sport, or you want to achieve your goals you have to be focused, determined but also really passionate. And there’s something my dad always told me “life is not easy, but if you smile it will feel a little bit easier and for sure it will be more fun”. I never forget this sentence when I’m in trouble.”
Check out her interview on Women Fitness at https://www.womenfitness.net/lara-gut/
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