The Olympic Winter season may be over soon, but for Pets of Champions this is just the beginning of what we hope to be a great journey of discovery into the amazing life of champions and their fascinating pets. The first contributors to this project are: Julia Dujmovits (snowboarder, Olympic Gold Winner in Sochi 2014), Anke Woehrer (snowboarder, Olympic Silver Medallist in Sochi 2014), Šárka Strachová (alpine ski racer, Olympic Bronze Medallist in Vancouver 2010) and Konrad Niedźwiedzki (long track speed skater, Olympic Bronze Medallist in Sochi 2014) ... and these are their stories!
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INSIGHTS IN THE LIFE OF GREAT CHAMPIONS
Being passionate about something or loving what you do is something all champions and sport aficionados have in common, yet turning a hobby into a career, that’s a big step. Julia Dujmovits took a leap of faith and after trying many sports, she chose snowboarding. And what a great choice she made for her life!
All the athletes we have interviewed - Julia Dujmovits, Anke Woehrer or Konrad Niedźwiedzki, had at least a plan, if not already a second career lined up. Alpine skiing Olympic medalist Šárka Strachová is no exception! Now she's totally dedicated to managing her wholistic & sports clinic in Prague.
As PyeongChang 2018 is not far away and winning an Olympic medal feels amazing, we tackled this topic first ... But as this may be a priority for the moment, Konrad's long term plans are getting even bigger and they also include his beautiful fiancée, Katarzyna Woźniak, also an Olympian and speed skater.
We all have our little secrets, ideas, things we do not often talk about and Anke Woehrer makes no exception. While spending time with Anke trying to get to know her better, we found out a few things that most people do not know about her.
Julia Dujmovits is a snowboarding champion despite of the fact that her home town is in the low lands, so not too many glaciers around to train on. But this did not stop her from dreaming, training and finding new, creative ways to reach her goal! She found lots of ways to train during summer or while on a holiday apart from the ones compulsory for becoming an Olympic Gold medalist.
Šárka Strachová has great determination, is very inspiring, definitely born to be in the lead, whether we are taking about a sports career or her life as a business woman. Here is how Šárka remembers her Olympic moment and how it felt to win for her country!
It takes hard work, dedication, perseverance, and much love fos snowboarding to pursue it as a career and become Olympic champion. And sometimes it takes witnessing a tragedy to reshuffle your life. Kaprun, 11th of November 2000 is a day which means a lot for Julia Dujmovits, and the next clip will reveal the connection about the sentences above. Julia is not just a snowboarding Olympic medalist, but also a champion of life!
Childhood dreams do come true, yet the journey of getting where we want is not an easy one. Anke Woehrer dreamt of becoming a snowboarding Olympic Champion and she did it. Find out what is her advice for those thinking of choosing a sports career.
Schnauzer Macho and speed skating champion Konrad Niedźwiedzki have been friends for 10 years, so it’s only natural they have their own routine. Although Macho is Konrad's best supporter, he really doesn't like ice.
To become the best in the world requires hours and years of dedication, hard work and willingness to overcome any kind of obstacles. Let's listen to Konrad Niedźwiedzki sharing his experience and advice on what it takes to become an Olympic champion.
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