Name: Belle Brockhoff
Pursuit: SnowBoard Cross
My dream is to be the best ever and the best in the world at this sport, to achieve what no women has done in snowboard cross. My short term goals is to achieve a medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games and also to win the overall world cup title for the 2013-14′ season. My long term goals are to consistently podium at world cup races, to win the 2015 World Championships and win gold in the 2018 and 2022 Olympic Games. Snowboarding at the World Cup level is a very expensive and financially draining. In order to achieve the results I am aiming for I find it difficult to work as I am constantly travelling overseas where I am either training or competing.
When did you start?
I started skiing when I was 3 years old and snowboarding in when I was 10 years old. However, I was competing in multiple disciplines such as Skiing (Alpine Giant Slalom and Slalom, Skier Cross), Cross-country (Classic and Relay) and Snowboarding (Boarder Cross, Snowboard Giant Slalom and Slalom). I decided to focus in Boarder Cross in August 2011 and 5 months later and earned my first World Cup start in Boarder Cross 21st January, 2012.
Career highlight or biggest achievement?
I achieved my first World Cup podium at Montafon (3rd place) in Austria on 7th December, 2012.
What is your dream?
My dream is to achieve a gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games and be the best (no. 1) in my sport.
Who or what have inspired you?
In sport, it is Maelle Ricker (Canadian female gold medallist in SnowBoard Cross) and Kelly Slater (American male; 11 times World Surfing Champion).
Who's your hero?
Ellen DeGeneres for her incredible talent, care for humanity as well as animals, kindness, generosity, honesty, sense of humour, confidence and success.
Any other special talents?
Photography, filming and occasionally a juggling pro.
Sub Focus, Pendelum, Lorde and MSMR
The Surfers Mind by Richard Bennett
Favourite TV Show?
The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Family Guy
Sushi and Green Tea Ice Cream.
How the grant will help you/how will you use the money?
The money will go towards my travelling expenses and equipment which needs to be changed regularly due to wear and tear.
Last words: Quote or Motto you live by?
‘Keep pushing your limits’ – Personal quote