Much fun!

Last few weeks I had much fun boarding and chilling at home with friends. In March I joined the TTR 4-star contest “Snowcrown” in Blue Mountain, Ontario in Canada. Besides a good time with my Canadian mates I ended as third in the halfpipe contest. Nice! Last week I had a supernice week in Laax, Switzerland. The Dutch Snowboard Championships took place right there. I won the halfpipe contest, so I’m happy! Right now I travel to Austria for a photoshoot for “Taste snowboardmagazine”. You don’t hear me complaining!

Two weeks later

Well, I’m two weeks home now after my Sochi adventure. I’m trying to recover after my crash in Russia. My back is still hurting: the bruises all over it needs time to heal. I started slowly with some fitness and running this week. Last monday I joined the welcome party for all the Dutch olympic athletes in Holland. It was fun to be there. Check my interview afterwards here. Soon I will be off to the snow again. In any case I’ll be at the Dutch Snowboard Championships in a few weeks. The rest of  my agenda is still a little vague. I’ll tell you when I know more!

Disappointed, but proud

Everybody knows my Olympic story allready, so I won’t repeat it here. If you wanna see it again, check here what they broadcasted in the Netherlands. I’m glad I’m still walking, although I’ve pain everywhere. First I was pretty disappointed. Now I’m proud I was in Sochi, despite the result. Shit happens!

I wanna say thanks to all people who yelled their throats sore for me during the Olympic contest. I love you all!!

 

Training – day #1

Today first halfpipe training day in Sochi. I was satisfied. Afterwards I checked the finals of the slopestyle. Wow, the level is epic. Tomorrow morning I’m first going to watch Cheryl’s slopestyle semi-final. Hope she makes it to the finals and more. After that I’m going to prepare myself for the halfpipe evening training.

Opening ceremony

Just returned from the opening ceremony. It was great! Tomorrow trainingsday number one. So goodnight everyone!

Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who supported me the past years!

Arrived

Well, finally I arrived in Sochi today. Tomorrow opening ceremony. I’m thrilled!

Still in Laax

Yet one day training to go in Laax before I’m leaving to Sochi together with my mate Dimi and coach Jonte. Thank God I don’t have broken bones. This in contrast to Dimi, which broke his wrist. I’m glad he can still join the Olympics. Training went super! I can’t believe the Olympic halfpipe-contest is already within a week. But first the opening ceremony in Russia on Friday. See you later!

Today

While I’m ridin’ the pipe in Laax right now, this was published today in the Sochi Special of several regional newspapers.

Fresh Friday

Yesterday it was fresh friday. It snowed all night, so lots of powder to hit. Offcourse together with friends. No need to say more. I loved it!