Wednesday, May 27, 2015

EMTBOC 2015: Meet Martina Tichovska (Czech Republic)

Name: Martina Tichovska
Age: 28
Home location: Prague, Czech Republic
Profession and educational background: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science - Engineering geology.
Years in sport of any kind: Foot orienteering from my birth, softball for 4 years and basketball for 3 years.
Years in MTBO: Since 2006.
What got you started: My boyfriend.
IOF World Ranking: 5th position
MTBO World Cup 2015: 5th position

What is your best moment in MTB Orienteering so far?
- Double victory (men, women) in Relay at the European Championships in Russia, 2011.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
- It's not about inspiration; I do what I like.

What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
- Tuning and relaxing.

What are your goals for the European Championships, in Portugal?
- To get a medal or to be satisfied with my performance.

What is your biggest challenge in the competition, and how do you intend to manage it?
- Every race is a different challenge; to keep clear head and strong legs and to survive in good health.

What would be your ultimate achievement for the season?
- To get a medal in a big competition and to reach the top 5 in the World Cup overall.

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?
- Don’t worry, be happy!

[Photo credits: Piotr Siliniewicz]
Joaquim Margarido

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