When and how did you get into climbing? What keeps you interested? What fascinates you?
I started climbing because my father used to. I immediately fell in love for this sport because every move, every route is different and there was not the right way to get to the top but i could search my own solution
Who were your childhood heroes?
My hero was Akyio Noguchi. i have never considered myself a role model, it is still strange when people in the gym or sometimes even at the supermarket congratulate me and ask for a picture
What have been the most important milestones in your life so far, both in climbing and in everyday life? And did you recognize them immediately as such or only later on?
I can point out two important milestones which really changed my life. the first one was in april 2019 when i could join the police sport group and i could tourn my passion in a real job. the second was in september 2019 when i moved from rome to trento. i started living alone, i tarted university and i got the chance to train in the italian best climbing gyms. before living these moment i knew they would change my life but i couldn’t imagine how much.
What were your greatest failures / setbacks / injuries? How did you cope with them and how did you come back from them?
Fortunately I never had a big injury so far. maybe the hardest moment in my climbing life was at the end of 2020 when i had to leave my trainer. i trained with him for 12 years, since i started climbing, so it was hard to replace him. In my career I had to face a lot of failures in competitions, at the beginning i feel destroyed but after some days the failures give me the motivation to train even harder.