I’m 21 years old and in the beginning of 2021 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 Windfoiling 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 the goals I set for myself. High School graduation with very high grades? Check. Exchange year in Australia at just 16 years old? 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 had 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; explore my mental and physical limits.
While I have already encountered some hardships along the way, nothing has ever felt more right than following this path. If you are keen on joining me on my way to the Olympics 2024 (and also 2028), feel free to check out my other social platforms such as instagram, facebook and linkedIn.