Born in: I was born in a city called Kriens. Soon after we were moving to a beautiful small town called Schenkon. It is next to a really nice small lake.
Family and friends: I have a 4 year older brother and a 2 year older sister. They are both studying. Both started Inline-Skating but I was the only one that made the switch to the ice. My parents are both teacher.
Schooling: I have an education
Hobbies: Lots of things: I love hanging out with friends
Other sports: Cycling and specially Inline-Skating
10 PERSONAL QUESTIONS
What can make you sad in life and how do you handle that?
If I have a bad race. I talk to people that are important to me and after I feel better again.
Can you share a situation with us in which you can be very shy?
I am almost never shy.
How many minutes do you spend in front of the mirror each day? And how do you ‘dress to impress’?
1h at least :P
If you could change your life, which person would you like to be for one day? Why?
Roger Federer probably
Is there something that you often dream of achieving?
What is your biggest motivation in life?
The drive to win and success something. Proving myself and other people wrong.
What is your biggest worry for the future?
I don't want to think about it but of course I don't want to get injured and loose my sport.
Is there a motto in your life that will 'keep you going'?
Never look back.
When you have finished your speed skating career do you have already know what you will do?
Moving somewhere with my awesome girl.
Is there anything in your life where you are the most proud of?
Being able to do what I do. Not many can dream of already doing what I can do here right now. Im proud of doing it but I wanna do more out of it.
If there was one part of yourself that you could change, what would it be?
I am the way I am. If i would like to change myself I wouldn`t be here. Don't worry I am not perfect.
FAVOURITES AND BESTS
What do you eat for recovery: Herbalife of course.
Favourite Movie: There are so many good ones but THE GODFATHER PART II is awesome.
Favourite Music: I like all kind of music.
Favourite Book: Easyiest question here... HARRY POTTER
Favourite Car: So many awesome cars. I just would love to have one.
Favourite Country: Switzerland.
Best compliment: You were pretty good last night ;)
Best memory: Every time I finished a race and I was happy.. Does not happen very often but it did sometimes and that feeling is why I love this aswell so much.
Best person to be stuck on a deserted island with: My girl
Favourite Speed Skater: Me.
Favourite Athlete in another sport: Roger Federer of course.
Favourite Ice Rink: Inzell and Salt Lake City.
SPEED SKATING AND COACHING
Coaches: I had some coaches on Inline and Ice but the two that have and had the most influence were my dad in the start and from couple years ago Kalon Dobbin took over. I do not want the change the way it is now.
Started Skating: With 7 years I started skating on Inlines and with 18 I tried the first time ice.
Training Time: a lot
Skates: I use Viking boots and Maple blades right now.
What was your first important speed skating event and how did you race?
European Champs in Hamar 2 years I go. OMG I was horrible.
Are there any highlights in your career that are the most special for you?
It is always those first ones you remember.. I have only been successful yet on Inline. But the first time I won at Junior Inline Euros was absolutly unforgetable. As well my first medall in senior on my hometrack in Geisingen was so nice. There is more unforgettable moments but these two stuck in my head and for once I like to think back.
Which personal skating result would you like to forget and why?
There are some but like I said I dont look back normally.
What would you like to develop as a speed skater?
I just want develop my own way.
How many hours do you sleep per day? And can you sleep easily during important events?
Probably not enough.
Is there anything that you would you like to say to your fans?
Thanks for all the support. It is awesome to touch the feelings of the people that love the same sport I do.
Will you be an Olympic Champion one day?
YES. My secret ;)
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Name: Livio Wenger
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Eye colour: blue-grey
Shoe Size: 41