Top 3 Slacklining Memories from Ambassador Victoria OlivaresPosted by Mark Smith on
1- who are you?
I'm Victoria Olivares and I'm 28 years old. I'm a Graphic Designer by profession, I was born in Venezuela, but I've been living in Chile for two years. Since I was a little girl, I have been passionate about outdoor activities. This has made me enter the world of sports at an early age, I have had the joy of practicing several sports and slacklining has certainly been one of my favorites.
2-when did you start slacklining and how did you discover that sport?
I started practicing slacklining on September 6th, 2011 to be exact (I remember it like it was yesterday haha). I first saw it on the beach near my city, at that moment it caught my attention, but that's not when I started practicing it. After 6 months, I met another person who practiced it at the university, and that's when I decided to give it a try and it did not take long until I fell in love with it.
3- why do you like it ?
Slacklining has been a fundamental sport for me, it really changed my life. I had a strong surgery in one of my knees due to a growth issue I had. After that, slacklining literally played a huge role in my successful rehabilitation and has made me break the stigma of things that "I could never do" after surgery. I like that it has many modalities and variations that I can connect with myself at any level.
This photo was taken at Parque Ines de Suarez, Santiago de Chile, in 2021.
This trick is called Elbow Lever and is my favorite. I can say It was a regular Slackline day in the park with some friends but at this moment, I was so happy to play outside doing what I love.
That one was at Unitec University Campus, Valencia, Venezuela. 2013.
I was finishing an amateur competition I organized with other Slackline teammates.
I remembered enjoying my achievements. Some of the people I stand beside are the ones who taught me and pushed me to always be better.
I love this memory at the X-Games 2015, Austin, Texas.
At this moment, I was giving a Slackline exhibition at one of the biggest sports events in the world. I felt so amazed. It was such a huge achievement to be able to participate in such an amazing event, for what it meant for me and the precedent I helped set for the sport, it was an awesome experience.
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