Monday, June 08, 2015

EMTBOC 2015: Meet Svetlana Poverina (Russia)

Name: Svetlana Poverina
Age: 22
Home location: Moscow, Russia
Profession and educational background: Athlete. Student at the Moscow Sports Institute.
Years in sport of any kind: I've been doing Orienteering since I was a child, since my parents were, also, athletes.
Years in MTBO: I've started riding a bike at the age of 11-12 years.
What got you started: My parents.
IOF World Ranking: 2nd position
MTBO World Cup 2015: 3rd position

What is your best moment in MTB Orienteering so far?
- My best moments in the MTBO are all my victories. I cannot single out one particular, they are all good.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
- My inspiration comes from my dream of winning, which I want to make real.

What are your goals for the European Championships, in Portugal?
- My ultimate goal is to achieve the best place possible, but now with my studying I cannot fully concentrate on the races at Portugal.

What is your biggest challenge in the competition, and how do you intend to manage it?
- The most complex challenge it to keep my thinking and running synchronized. Sometimes I run too fast and don't always think correctly and, because of it, I make mistakes.

What would be your ultimate achievement for the season?
- Let us wait and see.

Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?
- Faster, higher, stronger!

[Photo credits: Anastasia Skopinskaya]
Joaquim Margarido

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