It was nice to have a representative from the MoravianSilesian Region at the Olympics. What is the best age to start training if an athlete wants to be as successful as you? In my sport it is according to the famous saying: the sooner, the better. I started skiing at the age of two, when my parents buckled me in skis, put me on a slope ...and let go. I fell in love with skiing at once and I have spent most of my time and energy on training. On which slopes did you begin your sporting career? The shortest distance from Havířov takes me to the slopes at the Bílá and Praděd Mountains. I have always been at home at these two skiing resorts. What is your favourite skiing discipline? I like the Giant Slalom the best. It is the most beautiful yet most demanding discipline. The “Giant Turn” is the cornerstone of racing skiing in general, the techniques of all the turns in all other disciplines are derived from it.
It takes guts to race down the slope in the typical crouching position at incredible speeds on an icy surface. Isn’t downhill racing much too risky? No guts, no glory, right? It is a fantastic feeling to go skiing at about 100 km per hour, jump over 30 metres and fight for each hundredth of a second when all of that depends only on me. That is the right adrenalin which puts me at the top of the slope over and over again. However, I do not consider myself a downhill racer, I am in these races only for sake of Alpine Combined Events. We do not have enough finance or resorts to train at. You came 17th in the Alpine Combined Events. What were your ideas, hopes and feelings on the way to Korea? The nomination for the Olympics made me very happy. I was injured, had surgery and missed much training time. I didn’t have much time to attend all races so I wasn’t sure until the very last moment if my nomination would come true. I feel happy about placing 17th in the POSITIV 1/2018