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On 30 July 2017 at 18:07 | updated on 09 October 2017 at 15:43

Interview with Enrique Rubio, Spanish Slalom and slide Champion

Interview with Enrique Rubio, Spanish Slalom and slide Champion

Interview with Enrique Rubio, Spanish Slalom and slide Champion

By  Alexandre CHARTIER

Interview

Hola Enrique! Can you introduce yourself?

I am Enrique Rubio, I am 19 and I am from Albacete (Spain) but i am currently living in Valencia where I am studying a physics degree. I consider myself as a normal person, calm and friendly. I love sports and I take my skates wherever I go.

How did you start skating?

I started skating when I was a child. I do not remember how old I was, but I actually started in 2011 when, in my city, was created the first skating club. Then I began to play inline hockey and to do speed skating. It was not until 2013 when I discovered the freestyle skating due to a competition that was held in Albacete (my city). At first, I competed also in battle, even once I competed in classic. But after a while I discarded battle and classic because of the time and I specialized more in speed slalom, jumps and slides. But especially on slides which is the modality where I have reached more achievements.

Enrique Rubio

Why did you choose slalom skating?

Sincerely I do not know why but i love it. I think that it is a very complete sport and it has a lot of modalities to choose. Although i only train slides right now i like to do freeskate, hockey or speed skating when i can. Actually i do not think i could live without my skates.

Did you try other practices?

Yes, since i was young i am always practicing some sports. I have swum, i have played tennis and done taekwondo and i would like to prove more sports.

What are your goals for the 2017 World Roller Games?

I am wishing to go to the WRG and to do my best there. I know that the asian level in slides is very high but i am training a lot. My goals for the WRG are to make my slides perfect because the position i could reach not depends only on me. So if my performance on slides is as i
have trained it i will be happy.

How did you get in touch with Powerslide ?

Two years ago, in a national competition, the Spanish distributor from Powerslide came to talk with Pablo Soler and me because he was looking for sliders to collaborate with powerslide. Since then, I have been using powerslide skates and I am delighted with the treatment they give me, as well as the relationship we have. 

What kind of skates do you use?

Since the moment I started skating with Powerslide I've used various skates. I used KAZE skates with the Trinity frame system, which, in my opinion, it's really interesting. I've also used SuperCruiser, but now I roll with TAU skates both to compete and diarial use with which I'm very happy. 

What a your project for the future?

Now i am only focus on this season and on the WRG. For the next season i want to improve my slides and i would like to participate in the Shanghai slalom open (SSO).

Enrique Rubio

Fact sheet

Enrique Rubio

Name: Enrique
Given name: Rubio
Date of birth: 13-09-1997
Birthplace: Albacete (Spain)
Size: 179 cm
Weight: 69 kg
Country: Spain
Residence: Valencia/Albacete
First steps on skates: I started with the skates playing hockey
Category: Freestyle slides
Studies: I am currently studying a physics degree
Other sports: I usually play racket sports like paddle, tennis or table tennis
Last movie seen: Fantastic beasts and where to find them
Favourite music: I like indie rock and alternative rock. Groups like Coldplay and Bastille
Video games: I do not usually play video games but if i have to choose a type of video games i prefer games about racing cars
Books: Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Skulduggery Pleasant
I like: Skating! (Obviously haha)
I don't like: football and reggaeton
Quality: Perseverance
Flaw: (About skating?) Flexibility
Club/ team: Patinalba
Languages: Spanish and english (but not bilingual)
Alcohol or fruit juice? fruit juice
Beach or mountains? I prefer the mountain
Morning or evening? Morning
Cheese or dessert? Cheese
Rap, metal or techno? techno
Football or rugby? I hate football and i do not know so much about rugby (laughs)

Achievements

  • 2 times Spanish Champion in slides (2015,2017)
  • One time Spanish Champion in speed slalom (2016)
  • 2 times vice-champion of Spain in slides (2014, 2016)
  • Winner of the PSWC in 2015
  • Current european champion in slides (2016)

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