The key to the Maialen medal It has been knowing that you can believe to the end, perseverance at work and the illusion of dreams. We have made good choices in this life. She has looked every day for the best possible conditions and then to be for her best manga. And it went well, because he had this silver at 38 years old. This was the dream. Behind the Rio 2016 gold, When you are an Olympic champion, you suddenly have many obligations. All that bothered him internally and externally. He was dizzy and broke two ribs. She was in poor health for two years, she and I were clear that we had to get to Tokyo The postponement was even good for us, because Maialen was able to be more convinced and found the canoe she wanted.
Maialen does not like fame as such. She does not have social networks, or anything … She does not want to sell products, or values. She would like to be loved for working with children and making them happy. He is passionate about sports, shoveling, enjoys with relatives and family. Externally she is not expressive. We haven’t talked about Paris 2024 yet. She is already beginning to look and think about the next day, the next month. But we have reached an agreement: “We will not decide anything for a month and a half.”
-Xabi Etxaniz Peña is Maialen’s coach and husband, and for years he was responsible for whitewater at the RFEPiragüismo-