Hello Salomé! Can you tell us what pushed you to practice this sport at this high level?
My brother was a real driving force for me, he always made me want to reach the highest level. His performances made me dream. The competitions quickly worked very well for me, so when you give medals to a 6 year old kid, it's hard to stop her in her quest...
What qualities are required to practice high-level climbing?
I wouldn't say that you have to have this or that qualities. That would close the door to too many people. Everyone arrives as they are and develops their qualities and of course their shortcomings. But let's say that the qualities allowing you to perform at a high level in climbing are specific to each discipline, in general in bouldering and difficulty they are mentality, strength, holding holds, flexibility, commitment, endurance, adaptation.
What is your fondest sporting memory?
My final at the Briançon World Cup, at home.
What is your next sporting challenge? Are you paying attention to your diet? If so, all year round or rather per period? What do you think of Nüttree energy balls?
The balls are very delicious, it’s delicious!
What are your favorite perfumes?
I have a big weakness for chocolate so yes obviously I put these two flavors at the top: apricot-chocolate and choco-coconut! YUM !
What is the place of women in the climbing world?
In competition, men and women are in different categories. Fortunately because in any case physiologically speaking, men are more muscular than us even if we too have other qualities which are less developed in them. Despite everything, the women put on incredible performances. There is real respect between men and women in our sport!
“MY MOST BEAUTIFUL SPORTING MEMORY?
MY BRIANÇON WORLD CUP FINAL, AT HOME "
HOW DO YOU CONSUME NÜTTREE ENERGY BALLS?
For consumption it depends on what my day looks like. If I have a lot of workouts in the afternoon, I'll eat it between sessions. If I only have one, it will be right after, as a recovery.
Taking energy balls often corresponds to snack time, I always feel a little peckish at that time.
In competition it's different: I don't eat a lot, but I snack a little throughout the day so energy balls are ideal for that!