When and how did you get into climbing and what kept you interested / fascinated in the sport?
being born into a family of climbers, I probably wore shoes and harness even before I could walk. Despite all the weekends at the crag, my love for this sport blossomed much later. Until I was 6 years old, I didn't consider the idea of climbing at all and in my future there was only dance. Then overnight I decided to stop at one of my siblings' training and I understood that this was my destiny. The feeling of freedom that I felt that afternoon is the same that still today leads me to overcome my limits and to challenge the force of gravity more and more
Who was your childhood hero and do you consider yourself a role model now? Does it influence you at all that other people look up to you?
My first heroes ever were Alex Puccio and Sean Mccoll who dominated every edition of the Rock Master when I was little. Today I have to admit that I have a soft spot for Brooke Raboutou.I love her climbing but above all her always positive attitude towards life.
Sometimes it happened that some girls came to me and told me that I was their idol and that one day they wanted to become like me, but I am still convinced they were joking;)
What were the most important milestones in your life so far, both in climbing and in everyday life? Did you immediately recognize them as such or only later on?
I’m a girl who dreams big and is never satisfied and for this reason I don’t feel that I have still reached some great milestones in my life. What I am most proud of are definitely last year's World Youth Championships and the participation in my first two World Cups.
What were your greatest failures / setbacks / injuries? How did you cope with them and how did you come back from them?
In 2019 I had a severe inflammation in my wrists and the doctor told me that my career was over, but stubborn as I’m I didn’t believe him: how could it have already finished that had not even started?! In those years I was a boulderer, but I realized that bouldering was too invasive for my wrists and so my dad suggested that I try climbing a bit on the rock. Thus began my great love for lead and rock climbing since up until that moment I didn't want to know about wearing a harness. Moments like these in the life of an athlete are just around the corner, but they are also those that make you grow more than any training and that make you realize how important all this is for you.