European Youth Olympics Festival

Elisa Confortola

Italy

18 years old

Short track speed skating

Competed at 2020 Junior World Championships, 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, 2015 Europe Cup Final, 2014 Italian Cup

English, German

Interview

What are your passions and hobbies?

Meeting friends, doing every type of sport and watching TV shows.

 

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

Teleportation in order to visit every place in the world.

 

What is your favourite dish from your country?

Pasta and pizza, of course!

 

Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

Beatrice Vio, an Italian paralympic fencer who won a gold and bronze medal at Rio 2016.

 

The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

Never give up until it’s over!

 

What motivated you to apply for the EYOA programme?

This is a great chance to be a role model for every young athlete and to inspire them. I was an athlete in Sarajevo – EYOF 2019.

 

What are your goals as an EYOA?

Do my tasks well, interact with other Ambassadors and help all the athletes in need.

 

What would be your dream job in the future?

Professional speed skater, competing at a high level. After my athletic career, I would like to be a member of the Italian NOC.

 

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

It’ll be a different event from those that took place beforehand due to coronavirus. I am certain that all this will be over. I’m sure this will make us more sociable, extroverted and ready to make new friends.

 

What does Olympism mean to you?

Friendship, respect and cooperation.

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