#Interview – Swiss athlete, sprint and combined events specialist, European champion in the 400m. Hurdles and Swiss athlete of the year 2017.
Already as a little girl, I was doing gymnastics in my village in Gingins, we were doing athletics competitions. Then at 10 years old, I was old enough to join the club in Nyon where my older sister was already. That’s how I started.
I am very happy with my current status. Work always pays off in the end. You have to be patient! My performance in Berlin for the European Championships only confirmed the work I’ve done over the last few months. I hope to run even faster over the hurdles and continue my progression.
Yes indeed, my time of 50”52 in the 400m flat gave me hope for a faster time in the hurdles, which was the case with 54”33 in the 400m hurdles. I’m very happy with this room for improvement.
A typical day during competition is simple. I get up and make sure I have a good breakfast. The morning is reserved for various organizations but also massage/physio or even sponsors. In the afternoon I train for about two hours. I try to go to bed around 10pm to optimize my sleep. Recovery is indeed an integral part of the preparation.
Atypical, consistent and positive
Perseverance and respect.