I am an athlete and a sports lover for all my life but I have been involved in competitive snowboarding since the year 2000, the same year I started snowboarding. Besides snowboarding I have a degree in Economics-Marketing and I am currently enrolled in the MBA program in a business school. I am willing to learn and educate in all fields. I love traveling, exploring different cultures, learning foreign languages.
Besides snowboarding, I like different sports like sailing, tennis, squash and I used to train tae kwon do for some time. I love nature, animals and generally life. It is beautiful and offers so many amazing things.
Together with better competition result each year I also hope for overall improvement of my riding skills. Besides that, to do what I love and enjoy every aspect of it is the main task.
So far, for sure the biggest achievement for me was being part of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. It was my personal and professional goal for some time and I managed together with my team to achieve it.
Being a part of the biggest and most famous sports competition in the world is truly a special experience for every athlete. I am planning on doing another Olympic cycle and hope to qualify for the Olympics in South Korea in 2018.
My sport is growing and developing very fast so each year boundaries are being moved. It involves a lot of potentially risky acrobatic moves in snow elements, which if not done properly and fully concentrated could be fatal.
Snowboarding is composed of different elements that make a unique snowboarding experience and provide personal satisfaction.
For me, to perform a new trick that I have been practicing for a long time or just exploring the mountains freely, enjoying nature and snow, those are the things that make me want snowboarding more and more.
Besides trainings in the snow and gym there is also a lot of mental training involved. Those are the little things like visualization that help me prepare for my contests and help me handle stress better.
Being focused at the moment is the key to success. I’ve learned with time that more doesn’t necessarily mean better. So doing less exercise but being fully focused and enjoying at that time can make a huge difference in progress.
I’m afraid that I will disappoint not only myself but also a lot of other people that have some expectations from me. But I am happy that this fear always has a positive effect on me and makes me do better under stressful situations.
There are some people that followed me from the beginning of my snowboarding path. They’ve been with me in my hard moments and happy moments and always believed in me.
So I am very thankful for their support during these years because that was keeping me going and motivated. Of course, without my closest family my snowboarding dream would never become real.
Enjoy the moment and use the opportunities, otherwise you will regret later. Just take what life offers you and enjoy!
Besides my sport plans which include World cup races and one more Olympics, I will work on my sports brand development and promotion. It is a project that I started last year- a brand of ski/snowboard socks and I want to put it on the market.
Being persistent and not losing faith that is what will be rewarded afterwards.