Having won 25 gold medals from European Championships, 2 gold medals from Jr World Championships and 1 Olympic medal (Mediterranean Games 2013). Were your eyes always set on this goal?
I actually just won the biggest title of my career this past August: slalom World Champion.
My goals over the years have always been to improve and push myself towards better technique, being more consistent and in control of my performances. Being focused on what I can control has always been a key to my skiing results. In water skiing, you cannot control the scores your competitor will do, you can only control what you will do. During tournaments, I therefore focus on doing the very best I can do instead of focusing on beating competitors or trying to win a specific title.
How do you kick start your day. Share with us your first meal of the day? 2 ways to detox?
I have two favorite breakfasts: the first one is avocado toasts with poached eggs, I usually add some red onions and spinach to it. The second one is a bowl with oats, lots of fruits, a bit of Greek yogurt and a mix of seeds.
I only use one way to detox: Cardio & strength workouts + Healthy eating (for me this means minimizing sugars, saturated fats and carbs and prioritizing vegetables and lean animal proteins).
Before kicking off skiing training, what are the key points a beginner needs to keep in mind? 5 key essentials.
Once a skier knows how to get out of the water, general posture is key. If the position behind the boat is right, progress can come quite quickly.
- Straight arms
- Soft knees, pushed them forward so they cover your toes
- Hips forward: don’t let your shoulders be closer to the boat than your hips
- Chest up and proud. Try and get your two shoulder blades to touch each other
- Look at where you want to be going. If you look down, you will most likely end up diving in!