European Youth Olympics Festival

Anna Duskova

Czech Republic

22 years old

Figure skating

World Junior Figure Skating Championships Debrecen 2016 (Gold Medal), YOG Lillehammer 2016 (2 Silver Medal), Junior Grand Prix Final 2016-2017 (Runner-up), Winter Olympics Pyeongchang 2018, World Championships (2017 and 2018), Winter EYOF Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein 2015

English, Russian


What are your passions and hobbies?

Cats, family and friends, travelling, internet memes.


What is your secret superpower (or one you would like to have)?

As a superpower, I would choose teleportation so I can visit friends and beautiful places whenever I want to. It’d come in handy, too, when I forget something I need, which happens quite a lot.


What is your favourite dish from your country?

Dumplings filled with fruits (strawberries are my all-time favourite).


Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

Aljona Savchenko (Ukrainian-German figure skater).


The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.


What motivated you to apply for the EYOA programme?

I wanted to see sport from a different perspective and I wanted to open myself up to new opportunities that would give me valuable experiences.


What are your goals as an EYOA?

Besides promoting Olympic values, I would like to spread smiles and positivity during these tough times. I think that a happy mind is a healthy mind.


What would be your dream job in the future?

A doctor.


What are your expectations from being an EYOA and the EYOF in Vuokatti (FIN)?

I would like to soak up as many experiences and memories as possible. I believe I can make friends for life as we, EYOAs, are a great team.


What does Olympism mean to you?

I think Olympism for me is about being true to myself, which means that everything I do is to become a better person and also to make other athletes feel good in my presence. It means giving 100% to achieve your goals, which doesn’t always mean winning, but doing the best at a certain moment.