I’d like to start by saying that although many people take it for granted, I don’t. I’m proud to call the Mendrisiotto region my home and I see it as a reference point. I travel all over the world on a regular basis for competitions and holidays, but knowing I have a fixed place to return to always fills me with joy.
The thing that really ties me to this region is its crazy side, packed with typical local vitality. Its people, its food festivals and its band The Vad Vuc really reflect the playful and – let’s be honest – party-loving side of my personality.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve always sought to discover every corner of it, exploring the mountains and valleys. Although my life changed at a certain point, I can still discover places with my three-wheeled mountain bike today and my fishing rod today.
It was an amazing feeling to be able to represent my region at the Paralympic Games in Korea in 2018.