European Youth Olympics Festival

Jorik Hendrickx

Belgium

28 years old

Figure skating

Won CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2017, Coupe du Printemps (2012, 2013, 2016), International Challenge Cup 2017, Belgian National Championships (2010, 2016, 2017); Competed at Olympic Winter Games 2014 Sochi and 2018 PyeongChang

Dutch, English, French, German

Interview

What are your passions and hobbies?

Travelling.

 

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

I would like to see everything through rose-tinted glasses. I can already fly on the ice.

 

What is your favourite dish from your country?

Waffles.

 

Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

All athletes are unique in their own way!

 

The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

With a lot of hard work and determination, you can achieve all your goals!

 

What motivated you to apply for the EYOA programme?

Sharing stories and passions, and meeting new people.

 

What are your goals as an EYOA?

Inspire others. Share the Olympic values!

 

What would be your dream job in the future?

Coaching.

 

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

Experiecning new adventures and opportunities!

 

What does Olympism mean to you?

As an athlete, I was very focused on becoming an Olympian. It felt like the ultimate achievement, the icing on the cake after training very hard, with lots of willpower, determination and making sacrifices. Now as a coach it means much more. Respect and friendship between athletes, coaches and staff. Working towards a common goal with a team!

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