European Youth Olympics Festival

Gunay Salamova


26 years old


Russian, Turkish, English, German


What are your passions and hobbies?

Travelling around the world, watching TV and playing volleyball.


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

Ability to be honest at all times.


What is your favourite dish from your country?

Kebab and plov.


Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

Ilham Zakiyev (Judo – Azerbaijan)


The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

Be the change in what you want to see in the world.


What motivated you to apply for the EYOA programme?

To gain invaluable experience at the 2019 EYOF (Baku).


What are your goals as an EYOA?

To create a friendly atmosphere among athletes and stimulate a motivational attitude towards the Olympic Games.


What would be your dream job in the future?

Professor at a sports institution.


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

To discover the cultural sights of Finland and make a contribution to the development of an inspirational atmosphere among athletes, guiding young athletes on their path to the Olympics.


What does Olympism mean to you?

Fair play and physical perfection with high spirituality.