Hello, my name is Patricia Freitas, I’m the Young Ambassador from Brazil.
I am a windsurfer and have been sailing since I was 13 years old. I am currently number one in Brazil, and my first participation in an Olympic Games was in Beijing in 2008. I have finished school and I am now studying architecture. I was once a volunteer teacher at a sailing school and have helped many new athletes take their first steps with windsurfing equipment.
I am very happy and proud to be a Young Ambassador. I believe our role in the YOG is very important since I have been to an actual Olympic Games and have seen how some professional athletes lack the abilities and attitudes we will be helping to develop in the young athletes going to Singapore in August. I believe the activities promote a very healthy competition atmosphere and are based on very important values, such as teamwork, strategy building and friendship.