Ice Cross Downhill
Kevin, explain how you came to compete in Ice Cross Downhill?
I began playing hockey at 13. Extreme sports have always fascinated me. In 2009 and 2013, I watched the Ice Cross Downhill championship played in Lausanne and want to give it a try. After finishing Uni, I travelled to Austria to compete in the Rider’s Cup in Wagrain. After receiving a good time, I qualified for the World Championship. Now, I will compete in my second world cup.
What are your goals, in regards to sports and in general?
By the end of my first season, I was ranked 90th world wide. In my second season, I’d like to reach the top 50.
What are your biggest successes?
The bronze medal in my first competition of the 2017-2018 season in Austria.
What's your favourite region of the world to play your sport?
We don’t have our own track to play or practice on, which means we have to travel to different countries just to play. I prefer the US and Canada, since the sport is more popular there. More fans show up.
What do you do, when you aren’t skating?
I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend Anaïs Morand (also a Ice Cross Downhill athlete). Professionally, I am a project manager in an architect firm.
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