Happy New Year! Three Questions To The VaultingNews Authors

Happy New Year to all our readers!

A personal lookback from our four VaultingNews authors for the start of the year. We would like to spend also 2017 with you, so, we start with a short introduction of us.

We hope that 2017 will be a great year, and would very much like to spend it with you!

Charlotte

Charlotte Rimaud is one of the four writers of VaultingNews.

… 27 years, journalist, French-Irish-American, not that active in vaulting anymore but can’t stop completely, “vaulting is my drug”!

My biggest achievement in 2016 was to finish my journalism school and be offered a full-time contract in a newspaper specialized in the horse racing industry. I am proud to say that I am now officially a journalist.

My favorite word in English is: Crunchy 😂 Maybe because I like to eat a lot! I love crunchy stuff! and my favourite English / Irish chocolate bar is called Crunchy. I find it sounds good when you hear it as well!

My favourite vaulting exercise is flag in compulsories and hang off the neck in freestyle. Flag because I always get my best scores in the flag haha and I find it nice and smooth to see. It looks easy but is not at all. Hang off the neck of the horse because since I ever started vaulting I was asked to do it starting on the back, holding only one hand, then holding it for like 10 canter strides so that someone else could do something while I was hanging off the side of the horse in a team for example. Then I started doing it on the neck, and with only one hand holding the roller. I find it comfortable even though it doesn’t seem to be.

Celina

Brazilian ex-vaulter, psychologist, works in advertising, pastry chef wannabe.

Ana Celina Belotti is one of the four VaultingNews authors.

2016 was a pretty strange year because it started with me having a 12-hour surgery performed on my brain to take out a brain aneurysm. On one hand, it was a pretty awful way to begin the year and with everything that has been happening in the world it was a very rough 366 days. But, on the other hand, I have been given an incredible chance to still be here and alive, for the aneurysm was pretty serious, so I feel like my greatest accomplishment is being here, well and still being able to go after my dreams.

Today, 12 months later, I have been accepted to a master’s program in Digital Media and Communications in London which is something that I worked really hard for and I feel happy and excited for 2017.

My favorite word in English is gullible because it brings me funny memories and because it sounds cool.

My favorite exercise is “Wildegg’s / VG Pill’s bridge” because it brings me nice memories and I still have chills watching it. My favorite compulsory exercise is the flag. I would like to mention another exercise, which my team-
mates and I would call Zuza, I like it so much that I named my dog after it in 2008.

As an extra, I would like to mention a move that my team-mates and I would call Zuza, I like it so much that I named my dog after it in 2008.76986_106091962797188_2064761_n

Margaret

Margaret Swearingen is one of the four VaultingNews authors. Biggest achievement: buying my first home in my favorite town, which happens to be 15 min from where WEG 2018 will be held!

Favorite word: halcyon, it sounds cool and the meaning I think is very nice 🙂

Favorite exercise: scissors for compulsories, but for freestyle I love needle because it is simple but still very elegant. And of course anything that Team Noroc did this year.

Adele

Adele Feuerstein is one of the four authors of VaultingNews.

… 26 years old, working in a Next-Generation Sequencing start up in Germany. I am still into vaulting but it is not my first preference anymore. Even that the world cup is coming to my city I will not have the chance or make it possible to take a look at it.

My biggest achievement in 2016 was to finally finish my bachelor in business administration and finally start to work. Leaving vaulting as an athlete / coach and finish my studies was pretty hard for me. It took eight years.

I have no favorite word in any language. I really like to learn new words. After the success of remembering a new word, I use it in every short text because I am so proud of it.

Since the question is for the favorite exercise this year I go for the hand in hand handstand by Wildegg. Then there were complete performances which gave me goosbumps every time I heard the first few sounds of the program like Noroc, Montmirail, Fredenbeck and many more.

Adele Feuerstein

I am Adele Feuerstein the founder of the blog. I used to vault & train teams in Germany. Now I am only an observer & love to share my knowledge about international vaulting with you.