I think it’s you know living the dream When I tell people I’m a kayaker, they imagine… But for me kayaking is something else I like whitewater in all its forms and I never could chose between freestyle, slalom and river running. And this versatility probably is my main strength today! In slalom every detail matters. You have to be precise, rigorous. So we do the same moves, again, again, again and again. and sometimes it just won’t work. Sometimes you get penalties. Sometimes you miss a gate. Sometimes you crash. Daily life isn’t always easy. There are injuries Sometimes it’s about managing your training on top of your studies or your job It’s cold, you have to wake up early, you’re tired But in the end you just do it, because of this ultimate goal: going to Rio. And you don’t even notice the sacrifices. It’s logical. It’s normal. And if tomorrow I quit competiting, I’ll still be kayaking. This is my favourite thing in the world This is the reason why I wake up in the morning, to be on the water… …because these are great sensations but also because this is a unique opportunity to travel to meet people, to go to magical places where no one else goes… So no… I just won’t stop!