Turkish National Team athletes keep their hard work without a break for the European Youth Olympic Festival 2017 which will host numerous young athletes from all over the Europe. Taking into consideration rising of Turkey’s rise in winter sports, expectations for EYOF 2017 Erzurum is also high.

16 year old Sıla Kara is one of the eight athletes who will compete for the Turkish National Team in Alpine Ski in EYOF 2017 Erzurum which will be hosted by Turkey for the first time. Sıla Kara states that she started sports for fun by the encouragement of her brother and friends but has full confidence in herself and her teammates in EYOF 2017 Erzurum.

Stating that all preparations for EYOF 2017 Erzurum continue without any problem, Sıla also tells about the process since she first started sports:

 “I started sports with the encouragement of my brother and my friends. Although I’ve initially begun skiing just for fun and to learn to ski. But after a while I found myself, preparing for the races. Today I’m preparing for the EYOF 2017 Erzurum. Our trainings goes on very well. I’ve been in overseas camps with the national team and still carry on my training as an athlete of Turkey Olympic Preparation Center. Our current resources and opportunities are very good. There were no such resources or opportunities before. Following 2011 Universiade, local facility constructions speeded up and this become a huge advantage for us.”

Sıla states that after EYOF 2017 Erzurum, her next target will be  PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and she said “All my opponents will be here for EYOF 2017. I’ll do my best. I worked hard and hope I’ll get best results.”

‘My home, my track”

Sıla points out her advantage for EYOF 2017 is Erzurum. Because Erzurum is her home town:

 “I’m from Erzurum. This is my home and my track. As a team, we always motivate ourselves when we go overseas competitions. Here in Erzurum, our friends, families and thousands supports us. So it will be increases our motivation. Here we will be much more motivated and show better performance because this is our country and our home. We have the confidence of this. We are very happy to be in our own city”

‘Next Generation Olympic Athletes Shine Out in EYOF”

“People need to know that EYOF is a huge organization. Athletes who will show up in future Olympics and World Cup, compete at EYOF. Best athletes in the world in my age category will be here. This is also a huge opportunity for Turkey’s presentation. I think this opportunity should be used well. We are ready and waiting.”

'WE ARE READY AND WAITING'

20.12.2016



Turkish National Team athletes keep their hard work without a break for the European Youth Olympic Festival 2017 which will host numerous young athletes from all over the Europe. Taking into consideration rising of Turkey’s rise in winter sports, expectations for EYOF 2017 Erzurum is also high.

HABER RESİMLERİ