Date of birth:
1980.07.06
Hometown:
Lisboa - Portugal
Sponsors:
Boreal, FitnessHut,
Hobbies:
Photography and Travel
Favourite athletes:
All athletes are an inspiration

BIO

Marisa Correia - Action

Degree in elementary and physical education. She is a climber since 1998 and member of the national team since 2004. She competed in the World Championship and Cup. She was National Champion of Boulder for several years and vice Champion of Lead. Currently she continues competing on Portuguese Championships.

Divides her free time between two great passions: Climbing and Photography.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2000: Campeã Nacional de Escalada de Dificuldade
  • 2001: Campeã Nacional de Escalada de Bloco
  • 2002: Campeã Nacional de Escalada de Bloco
  • 2003: Campeã Nacional de Escalada de Bloco
  • 2005: Vice-Campeã Nacional de Escalada de Dificuldade
  • 2008: Vice-Campeã Nacional de Escalada de Bloco
  • 2008: 1º Place - Circuito Nacional de Escalada de Dificuldade
  • 2011: 1º Place – RedBull Psicobloc – Sesimbra
  • 2013: 3º Place – Circuito Nacional de Bloco - Soure
  • 2014: 5º Place - 1º Master Internacional - Campeonato Boulder FPME

INTERVIEW 2015.06.03

What are you looking for to accomplish?

My goals are to be motivated, to improve my performance, to cure common imbalances and injuries, especially in my fingers and to guarantee a spectacular climbing season. 

Training 2 - Foto José Carlos Sousa

What would be your greatest achievement?

To find a strong sponsor that would allow me to climb all over the world and to do nothing but workout, would definitely be my greatest achievement.    

Psicobloc 1 Sesimbra - Foto José Carlos Sousa

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

The climbing is a very demanding sport and it takes dedication to be a climber. Right now, my biggest hardships are to manage my sport activity with my personal and professional life and to guarantee my physical condition. 

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

To workout hard to prepare myself to climb a route or to participate in a competition gives me a good feeling of mission accomplished. 

Fenda - Arrábida - Foto José Carlos Sousa

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

I practice my technique in two different climbing walls in Lisbon. To guarantee my physical condition I go to Fitness Hut gyms and I practice at home.

Escalada Desportiva - Farol da Guia - Cascais - Foto - José Carlos Sousa

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

It is very important to have a very well organized training. There is no such thing as miraculous exercises as all of them together grant a good condition and turn me into a strong athlete.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

Just before the beginning of a competition I get very nervous. I am afraid of failing and not being able to supersede an obstacle. Still, as soon as I start to climb nerves disappear, I focus in my performance and I enjoy the moment. 

Escalada Clássica - Catalunha - Espanha - Foto - José Carlos Sousa (2)

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My parents and my boyfriend are, by far, my biggest fans. They have been supporting me since I started climbing and they are my anchor.

Bouldering 3 - Albarracin -Espanha

 

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

The best advice I have been given was to climb just for pleasure and for personal outcome. I have been following this advice all over these 17 years of climbing.

What are your future plans?

To keep on climbing, to organize my life in order to find more time to practice, to climb and to travel.

Bouldering - Sintra - Foto José Carlos Sousa

What are your tips for those who begin now?

The advice I always give to beginners is to have proper training on climbing. This is a safe sport but it is essential to have a good knowledge of its basic safety rules and to apply them!

Psicobloc 3- Sesimbra - Foto - José Carlos Sousa