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On 21 July 2017 at 21:07 | updated on 01 August 2017 at 21:24

Interview with Miks Zvejnieks, Inline-Alpine Skater (Latvia)

Interview with Miks Zvejnieks, Inline-Alpine Skater (Latvia)

Miks Zvejnieks will take part in the upcoming 2017 World Roller Games in Nanjing (China). The Latvian inline-alpine skater also practices alpine skiing. Interview...

By  Alexandre CHARTIER

Interview

Miks Zvejnieks

Hello, Miks, can you introduce yourself?

Miks ZvejnieksI'm a 22-year-old passionate guy, who enjoys living an active lifestyle. Right now, I'm on my 4th year of Law and Business studies at the university, and I'm concurrently striving for the best results in two amazing sports: Inline-Alpine slalom and alpine skiing.

How did you start skating?

I used to do inline-alpine skating as a good training for alpine skiing, and at first did not expect it to become my future passion. Before I'd have also practiced speed skating.

Why did you choose Inline-Alpine?

It's similar to alpine skiing, in terms of adrenaline and speed.

Did you try other practices?

In the summer I'm fully focused on the Inline-Alpine World Cup season, and in the winter I'm concentrating on the alpine skiing season. When I was a kid, I used to practice golf, tennis and speed skating.

How did you get in touch with Powerslide?

After a successful previous inline alpine season, I started to search for some equipment and skate support. It turned out that, one month before the start of the inline season, Powerslide contacted me! I'd been skating with Powerslide equipment for many years already, so that it was not difficult to adapt.

Tell us a few words about your skates...

I use Powerslide C8 skates with 110mm frames. These skates feel the best for inline alpine slalom, they are stiff enough, stable and close fitted. 

What are your goals for the 2017 World Roller Games in Nanjing (China)?

I'm looking forward to a great event and competition, since these are the first Roller Games ever. I will enjoy this event at 100%, hoping it to become a huge push for the future development of skating!

What are your projects for the future?

My goal is to work hard to achieve my best possible results in Inline-Alpine slalom, as well as in alpine skiing.

Miks Zvejnieks

Fact sheet

Miks ZvejnieksName: Miks Zvejnieks
Date of birth: 08.03.1995
Birthplace: Riga
Size: 182cm
Weight: 86kg
Country: Latvia
Residence: Latvian
First steps on skates: At 4 years old
Studies: Business school of law Turiba
Strength: Responsible and hard working, persistent
Weakness: Tending to do too much at the same time
Other sports: Golf, tennis
Last movie seen: The Founder
Favourite music: All kinds of music
Video games: No time for gaming
Books: During my childhood, I read a lot of detective-type books
I like: Travelling, active lifestyle
I don't like: When people don't enjoy life
Club/Team: SK Virsotne
Languages: English, Russian
Alcohol or fruit juice? Fruit juice
Beach or mountains? After a hard alpine skiing season, beach mainly - and mountains
Morning or evening? Morning
Cheese or dessert? Cheese
Rap, metal or techno? Techno
Football or rugby? Football

Achievements

  • 2nd place at the 2016 Inline-Alpine World Championships, team slalom (Spain, Villablino)
  • 4th place at the 2016 Inline-Alpine World Championships, parallel slalom (Germany, Unterensingen)
  • 4th place at the 2016 Inline-Alpine world cup, slalom (Italy, Pisogne)
  • 4th place at the 2016 Inline-Alpine world cup, slalom (Turnov, Czech Republic)

Miks Zvejnieks

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Released  on 21 July 2017 - Read 4712 times

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Chloé Seyrès aka Kozmic Bruise #8612. Hardcore skater since forever. Former inline freestyle slalom champion, has switched to the quad side with derby and dance and more. Also international judge in freestyle and certified agility coach. PS: Translator and linguistics consultant in parallel life.
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