The Championships: more than sport
It is always curious where the athletes find strength for new starts. The Belarusian junior canoeists Ryhor Maisiuk, Siarhei Kuptsevich, Siarhei Hirei, Dzianis Vashchanka were the second in C4 and were glad to tell us about right recovery after competitions and getting up for water battles.
Healthy catering is very important to make the training process effective. We usually have eggs, porridge, juice for the breakfast. The first eating session should be rich because it is energy for the whole day. But when we have a race, our breakfast is light.
We try to do all our best because after the competition’s day we are exhausted and want just to sleep.
The journalists from Press centre of the Championships have managed to look at the “backpacks” of the American canoeists Shawn Kalei Kaho’Okele, Aaron Mullican, Stanton Collins, Alexander Lee.
—When we go from the hotel to the course we always take oars, cells to listen to music, much water, uniform and check the numbers on our T-shirts. What's the music we listen to? Before the race we listen to something aspirational and to calm down before the competitions we listen to relaxing melodies. Talking about the rest at night we are trying to sleep due to our usual schedule. However we are not able to do it before the competitions, because of being excited. Humor and positive thoughts help us to relax…