You made it to the final of the snowboard cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics and were leading most of the way, but ended up in 4th place by just 0.003 seconds. How did it feel to be so close to the win and yet lose it? What motivates you to start again from the scratch? Over the year what has your each victory taught you?
It is always nice to win the holeshot but then you have to deal with the draft, and for those of you who don’t know, it basically helps drag racers closer to you because you are breaking all the wind. On the other hand if you were to hang back or not win the start section you run the risk of being caught up in traffic and run the risk of getting in a crash. So it can be a toss up on what is better in the moment. It is hard to be so close and just miss out on a medal, but that is how my sport goes sometimes and you have no control over the other riders or conditions, but that is what also makes it exciting.
I have been racing for over 20 years and those results are par for the course and it is not starting from scratch…it is just showing up at the next race and putting everything you have into it to win in that moment, that day.
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As a sportswoman, what skincare and hair care routine do you follow to combat the stress of the sport?
I have been fortunate to have Paul Mitchell as my longest running sponsor and they have educated me on my hair care routine and always have new products to help keep my hair hydrated and strong as I face all the elements throughout the year. My favorite Paul Mitchell product for my hair is the Forever Blonde line.
For my face… a lot of sunscreen.