OLGA MIXING – REAL EXTREME!
The career of this athlete did not immediately start with a snowboard: she was preceded by choreography and skiing. Parents have never been opposed to their daughter playing sports. No matter what. Freedom of choice remained with Olga. The girl’s choice was unambiguous, despite lengthy dancing classes: Olga Smeshlyvaya has not parted with a snowboard since she was 13.
Olga Smeshlivaya is a Russian athlete-snowboarder. Born on October 4, 1990 in Russia, in the city of Sevastopol. Multiple champion of Russia, master of sports in snowboarding. Performs in disciplines such as big air, slopestyle and half-pipe.
In childhood, she was fond of ballroom dancing. She devoted five years to them and thought that the future profession would be connected with them. However, fate decreed otherwise: Olga’s career has developed in the field of sports. Parents, traveling to the mountains, took their daughter with them, taught her to ski. The ski boots were cold, the hands froze from the ski poles. Instead of skiing, Olga preferred the snowboard, which interested her at first sight. For the first time Olga got on a snowboard at the age of 13 and from the same age began to ride on a regular basis. Competing with her older brother, who also learned to snowboard, she tried to jump from a springboard. The sense of rivalry characteristic of sports spurred the girl’s interest. Soon, Olga realized that snowboarding is what she really wants to do. The result was not long in coming, and the passion for snowboarding quickly grew into professional sports.
First, Olga was invited to the Russian Ski School to train. Then, the novice athlete was invited to the Moscow team, where she received well-deserved recognition. After Olga joined the team, preparations for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi were to begin. Unfortunately, the athlete did not participate in the Olympics due to a knee injury. Nevertheless, no one is safe from injuries, and at the end of the recovery period during which the athlete was treated independently, Olga began to engage in sports again. The question of taking a long break in a career or ending it did not stand. Snowboarding girl fell in love with all her heart and was not going to part with him.
Thanks to competitions, invaluable experience is accumulating on oneself, one’s own fears and feelings, according to the athlete herself. Olga is sure that the main thing in snowboarding is overcoming oneself. Each new trick is, at first, a fear of the unknown, which goes away as a person copes with it. Decisiveness and a positive attitude, according to Olga Smeshlivaya, are essential for achieving success in snowboarding.
Olga advises beginners in this sport to be led by an attentive and professional trainer: they will be able to start skating faster, the instructor will monitor the correctness of the technique and prevent injuries. Also, Olga Smeshlivaya recommends her own website RideWithPro.ru, where you can easily pick up a personal instructor in an extreme sport, suitable for the level of training. Girls who are interested in this sport, Olga recommends to ride more and approach the matter wisely: do not rush to perform new and difficult tricks.
The girl’s favorite hobby is traveling, thanks to which she receives a lot of new and interesting impressions. Priority in her work, Olga considers pleasure, and everything else is secondary. Olga has long been unable to imagine her life without sports: snowboarding is her lifestyle.
The girl was unable to professionally engage in several sports at once and chose a snowboard for herself. At first it was very difficult to get used to the board, but her relatives came to the aid of the future athlete, her parents supported her mentally as much as she could, but her older brother helped to master snowboarding. Having started her professional career, the girl almost immediately became a member of the national team, and already at the age of 19 she became the first time Champion of Russia in Big Air, and in 2010 in the half-father and received the title of “Master of Sports of Russia”.