Clara DIREZ ( Team France) just opened her first blog..
I’ve just started this blog so you can follow my adventures. You’ll see in it my life as a ski racer but also as an aspiring plane pilot. I’ll try to share with you my experiences and also my hobbies.
But first, a little introduction is needed. I’m 22 years old and member of the French alpine ski team since 2012. Born in a family of skiers, I’ve started skiing as soon as I’ve learned to walk.
I’ve then followed my school days in different colleges and high schools, all with a special schedule to make it possible to ski and learn ! I’m currently studying in the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, the Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, because I’m not only dreaming of skiing, I’m also dreaming of flying!
Later, after my skiing carrier, I’d like to become a plane pilot. And for now, i’ve just started to fly on smalls planes. I’m following a formation to get my private licence (PPL for the insiders …)
Concerning my skiing carrier, I don’t have a long track record yet, but I plan to rectify it very soon ( maybe this year!). Anyway, I’ve some titles that I’m proud of, especially in giant slalom; in 2012 I’ve won the YOG; I’ve scored points in World Cup two times ( 24th place each) in 2016. And I’ve 3 podiums in Europa Cup ( 1st, 2nd, 3rd). I’m currently at the 45th place of the World ranking in giant.
This year, I hurt my knee which has ended my season sooner than expected. Then, a long period of rehabilitation has started, but i’ll talk about it later.
For the upcoming season, I’ll be racing mostly in Europa Cup, but I plan to make few apparitions in the World Cup tour. Well, i say « few », but as I wish to enter the top 30, I’ll have to race more than a « few » World Cups