Pearce(ing) the Challenge

Q1) What made you start the sport you are currently training in? I’ve been on skis my whole life and was invited to pre ski the biathlon trails when nationals were in Edmonton. I when to and open house that spring and was hooked. Q2) What are the greatest challenges you face in your sport? mentally and physically? Biathlon is an incredibly mentally demanding sport because a every miss can cost you 20 sec to a minute. Also your pacing is very important if you get too exited you’ll blow up in the range on the other hand being too relaxed will cost...

Pit Seng Low: A Shuttle to Rio

Pit Seng Low from Sydney, Australia is on the Road to Rio and is aiming for the 2016 Olympic Games. His goal is to represent Australia and it would be a dream come true to bring back a medal. MAKEACHAMP interviewed him recently and these are the answers that he had for us. Q1) What made you start the sport you are currently training in?I was initially playing tennis regularly before I started Badminton. My aunt introduced us to Badminton and took us to play. Soon after, I fell in love with the intensity of the game and the physicality...

Stephy Profitt: The Ice Cool Speedster

Stephy Profitt is a unique athlete. She has a blend of cultures within her. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico to a Mexican Mom and Canadian Father she resides in Calgary Alberta. She began skiing at a very young and can thank her parents for introducing her to the sport. Her passion and love for the sport grew more and more from then. Her greatest challenges for the sport so far have been technical improvements which requires a lot of mental strength and the physical testing. Physically, alpine skiing is a very demanding sport especially when skiing down tougher hills or courses. Failure is also...

Marie Corriveau: Speeding Past The Finish Line

Marie Corriveau began her cross country skiing experience with her parents. They introduced her to the sport and since then she has never looked back but rather ahead of her. Since her beginnings Marie has gone from strength to strength and is now aiming for higher sporting summits. Marie admits her greatest challenges are to push back her limits, both physically and mentally. Physically, Maris has always said that “ you can always improve technique et go faster”. Mentally, she says that “ you have to push back your pain threshold”. But out of all this what Mary finds the...