Eduardo García, from Venezuela will participate in the 18th IVF Va’a World Sprint Championships. Strong of spirit and character, his objective is to be part of the 10th overall ranking in Open Men V1-500
Is this your first Va’a World Championship?
No, I competed at the 2016 Championships in Australia. I have 4 years of experience in this sport and I am constantly improving. During these championships, I remember the special moments from the inauguration to the parade of my country. It is at this precise moment that the competition begins.
How did you get involved?
I went for the first time to a Va’a World Championships in South America in Brazil. This experience has made me so much more involved that I have participated every year since.
Since when do you practice Va’a and why did you choose this sport?
I’ve been doing va’a for four years. For me, the sea has always accompanied me in my life, that’s why I chose this sport. It is also an opportunity to live incredible experiences.
Will this be your first trip to French Polynesia?
Indeed, this will be my first trip to French Polynesia. I can’t wait to get to water heaven and the va’a cradle.
How and since when are you preparing for this event?
I train every week, both physically on the water and psychologically. The 3 months before the Championships will be my final phase of preparation in order to be ready.
In your opinion, what are the essential factors to progress in Va’a?
To progress in the va’a, it is necessary to know the water, the environment which surrounds us, to train regularly, it is the key of success to improve its technique and its resistance to fatigue.
In what state of mind do you approach these championships and what are your expectations? Your objectives?
The July championships are a challenge for me, which I would succeed in taking up with the help of many people close to me. I hope to do better than in Australia and be in the top 10 in my category.