History

HISTORY

Day after day I would be at the ice rink just playing around with my dolls, but then one day at the age of 4 I really started watching Jorik for the first time, making the most beautiful spins on the Ice… It suddenly grabbed me. He was like floating on the Ice… sort of magic. That’s when I instantly fell in love with Figure Skating. So next day my mom bought me my first skates and it’s been my passion ever since.

At the age of 6, I entered my first national competition and now… almost 13 years later I’m a 7-time Belgian junior champion and a 2-time Belgian senior champion. Daily training and workouts together with my competition schedule made it necessary for me, at the age of 13, to attend a special Pro-Sports college. They perfectly adjusted the teaching schedule to mine. Another advantage is that this college was situated in Eindhoven where I used to have one of my main training facilities. At the moment, I’m majoring in childcare.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

It was in 2014 when I had my first appearance at one of the major international competitions. The “EYOF”, European Youth Olympic Festival and the Junior Grand Prix Competition where such a great experience for me. I believe you can learn a lot by watching your opponents. In 2015 I entered 2 Junior Grand Prix Tournaments. My performance had improved enormously because of all the training and workouts. So, I gathered enough points to qualify for the European Championship as well as for the World Championships.  

Unfortunately, I seriously injured my back and that kept me off Ice for some 6 months, Therefore I had to cancel both championships. Sick of this happening to me I took on a new and even tighter schedule of training, fitness and physiotherapy and I came back, stronger than ever, more motivated than ever and more confident than ever. I came back to win.

I did well on my first Olympic experience earlier this year and I’m still improving at every competition so, who knows where it will end, I really believe that I can do anything I believe in.