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A day in the life of Swiss biathlete Aita Gasparin

19/04/2013

Ever wondered what biathlon was? Or what it takes to become a biathlete?

In our latest video, Youth Olympic Games graduate and rising biathlon star Aita Gasparin gives us a glimpse into her sport, which combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

From testing her skis, practising at the shooting range to checking the weather conditions and completing her sprint warm-ups, the Swiss athlete goes through the motions with us as she shows us exactly how she prepares for a big competition.

The 19 year-old also shared with us her passion for competing and the valuable advice her coach gave her: to always smile!

And we are sure this is not the last we will see from Aita.  Now a regular on the elite senior circuit, the rising star has her sights set on competing at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games next year as part of a relay team, alongside her sisters.

So join us in wishing the best of to Aita who’s working hard to achieve her goals, all with a smile!

Lillehammer 2016 Photos

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    PDT Bach and Honorary PDT Jacques Rogge in the audience at the closing ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Benoit-Olivier Groulx CAN (L) vies with Jake Wise USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Aidan Dudas CAN has a shot on goalie Drew Deridder USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Ice Hockey Mens' Gold Medal

    Aidan Dudas CAN (Center) vies with Adam Samuelsson USA during the Ice Hockey men's final between Canada and USA at the Kristins Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Curling Mixed Doubles

    Honoka Sasaki JPN throws a stone during the Curling Mixed Doubles Finals Bronze Medal Game at Lillehammer Curling Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

  • Curling Mixed Doubles

    Andreas Haarstad NOR sweeps the ice during the Curling Mixed Doubles Finals Bronze Medal Game at Lillehammer Curling Hall during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway, 21 February 2016.

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