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Name: Sandro Simonet
Hometown: Tiefencastel
Country: Switzerland
Age: 22
Sport: Ski Alpine
Years in the sport: 18

How did you get started in skiing?
As a 4 years old child with my dad

Goals for this year?
Top 3 in Europacup SL and to get as many results as possible in the top30 in WC SL

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Skiing for the victory in an SL Race

Favourite athlete?
Valentino Rossi and Bode Miller

What has been your biggest challenge as an athlete and how did you overcome it?
My injuries. Needed a lot of patience

The best advice that you have been given?
Go your own way. It doesn’t matter how fast the others go, just do your own thing

If you were not an athlete, what would you be doing?
Maybe I would tattoo artist

Any hobbies?
Hunting and fishing

Favourite music?
Hollywood Undead and Def Leppard

Favourite book?
Mystery and Biografie

What does a typical day of training look like?
Starts with some stretching in the early morning

Anything people be surprised to learn about you?
I tattooed my teammate’s ass

What is the funniest thing has happened to you/others while training?
Tattooing my teammate!

Any pre-competition rituals?
Always the same warmup and a caffeine shot

Best movie and tv series?
Grown up 1

Favourite food while training?
Nocco Tropical Drink

Results you’re most proud of?
First world cup race in Levi 27th and the Youth Olympic win in Innsbruck

What inspires you?
Good music and some special personalities

Do you have a saying or motto you live by?
Without fun, its nothing

What do you enjoy most about racing?
The feeling when you are in the lead after the 2nd run and you have to wait for the leader after 1st run / The good times with my Teammates

What is the most crucial part of your training?
Don’t giveĀ up!

Anyone you would like to thank?
A huge thanks goes to my ski factory Rossignol for giving me the best skis for a long time now

Find Sandro Simonet on Social Media:
Instagram: @sandrosimonet
Facebook: sandrosimonet