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Inline Speed Skaters in Belgium
An Interview with Britta Vantournout
Part 1 of 3
More of this interview: Part 2 - Part 3

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BRITTA VANTOURNHOUT - PART 1
In December of 2002 I interviewed Belgian inline speed skating champion Britta Vantournhout. Here is part 1 of that 3-part interview


Personal Information

Kathie Fry: Britta, tell me a little about yourself. Have you always lived in Belgium?

Britta: I was born in Oostende, Belgium on December 26, 1983 and I have lived there all my life.



Beginnings

Kathie: How old were you when you skated for the first time?

Britta: I live about 200 meters from the track in Oostende, and as soon as I could walk, my brother took me to the track and taught me to skate on quad roller skates. It was outdoors on the little soccer-square and on the track.

Kathie: I guess that partially answers my next question which is, did you start in speed skating or some other discipline?

Britta: I started in speed, but at first we mostly we just played around on our skates, not really skating laps on the track. I started doing real speed skating when I was 7 years old. So I guess I had already been skating 5 years by the time I started skating in real races.

Kathie: Are there any other skaters in your family?

Britta: Oh yeah, my brother used to skate, but now he's a soccer player. He stopped skating when he was about 12. And then I have my 2 cousins that I train with: Kenny and Jimmy Pierloot. And I also have 2 cousins who are skating: Tania and Petra Everaert. So yeah, we have a lot of skaters in our family.



Coaching

Kathie: Who is your coach?

Britta: My current coach is my uncle François Pierloot, the father of my cousins Kenny and Jimmy.

Kathie: Have you ever trained with anyone else?

Britta: Well, François has been my personal coach for all of these years but I also work with the coach of our club and of course this year with Desly Hill, the coach of Team Bont International.

Kathie: If you could train for a week with any coach in the world, who would you select?

Britta: Well, I'd like to train with the coach of the National Team of Italy, so he can teach me all of his tricks ;-)



Training

Kathie: Do you train with a local club or team in your area?

Britta: I'm a member of the Zwaantjes Roller Club in Zandvoorde Belgium, organizer of the 2002 World Outdoor Speed Skating Championships.

Kathie: Do you do most your training indoors or outdoors?

Britta: The indoor skating in our town is not very good, because we train in a small sports center with a very slippery floor.

Kathie: Where do you do most of your training?

Britta: On the track of Oostende, or just on the road along the canal.

Kathie: How often do you train?

Britta: I don't skate every day, but I am busy every day participating in some kind of sports.

Kathie: Do you follow any special diet?

Britta: Not a special diet, but I do care about what I eat. I try not to eat too much sugar, I eat a lot of spaghetti, etc.

Kathie: Do you train on skates 12 months a year?

Britta: No, I think that is impossible if you live in Belgium, because in winter it rains a lot here, and it's very cold. During the colder months we have to do other sports as a replacement for skating. I cycle a lot, and also do running, swimming for fitness.

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