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Hey there, nice to see you here: welcome to my world!
Before you take a deep dive into this website, let me introduce myself:)
I’m 19 years old and in the beginning of 2020 I decided to embark on an exciting and life changing adventure that is continuing to help me grow into the best version of myself. After completing my high school diploma and starting medical school, I re-discovered my passion for windsurfing.
The sport which I learned as a six year old and which was a summer hobby during my whole life had developed over time and a new technique was introduced: The foil.
This hydrodynamic fin allows the surfboard loose contact with the water and accelerate to high speeds, even in the lightest winds. I was fascinated by this new way of windsurfing and when I found out that Windsurffoiling was to be the new Olympic Windsurf Class, I was sold.
My whole life I loved to push myself to the very best and to not give up until I had reached all my goals I set for myself. Graduation with very high grades? check. Exchange year in high school? check. Starting medical school at 18? check.
I felt like it was time to go bigger. And it does not get much bigger than competing at the Olympics, does it? To reach this goal I will have to go all in: change my living style (van life, hello!), say goodbye to the country i’ve lived in my whole life, leave friends behind, make new ones along the road and most importantly; go to my mental and physical limits.
While I have already encountered some hardships along the way, nothing has felt more right to me than following this path. If you are keen on following me along the way to the Olympics 2024 (and maybe even 2028?), feel free to check out my other social platforms such as instagram, facebook and linkedIn:) I also just started a podcast with two of my training partners in which we interview your favourite athletes in a more personal manner.
I have a dream. Admittedly, a bit of a crazy dream: It is my goal to qualify Switzerland for the Olympics 2024 and go for gold.
Why is this a crazy project? Before January 2021 I was barely able to windsurf and over the course of three years I will need to learn what other professional athletes learn in ten years!
I am convinced that with the right mindset and support I can achieve this ambitious goal. I want to push my limits, explore my boundaries and step out of my comfort zone.
My path will be unconventional and extraordinary.
I want to organise my Olympic Campaign in my own terms. Coming from a medical background, I believe that science is my best friend. I am basing my project heavily on research and collecting data from sports doctors, nutritionists, high performance coaches and olympic medalists in order to create a game plan that is backed up by science.
I also believe that while windsurfing is an individual sport, working in a team will make me stronger and a better athlete. I have teamed up with Sara Wennekes (Netherlands) and Helle Oppedal (Norway) to build a team of three athletes with the same goal: Bring home a medal from the Olympics 2024. Each of us have different perspectives and ideas on how to develop our skills as training partners and we believe that together we can achieve our dream.
Welcome to the Media World!
As an individual athlete, media exposure is incredibly important for building the brand and for letting people be part of the journey.
I’ve had the luck to be part of several media projects already and since I’m very passionate about media work, I’m sure that there is lots more to come:)