The Water Ski Podcast

hosted by Matteo Luzzeri

EP20: Ski Talk with Manon Costard (Part 1)

The twentieth episode of The Water Ski Podcast is the first of a two-part interview with the 2019 World Slalom Champion Manon Costard.

Manon is the 28yo slalom sensation from France who is the current Slalom World Champion. A true fighter on the water, she can claim several successes including US Masters and several European Championships. Manon sits downs and opens up with Matteo on her skiing, skiing in general, some of the things she learned along the way, and how she sees the sport moving forward. Manon is also the Athlete Representative for the Europe&Africa Region of the IWWF and someone who wants to see the sport continuously improving.

Join Matteo and Manon as they discuss:
  • Manon's early years in the sport.
  • Her initial successes in tricks and how coaches elevated her skiing.
  • Manon's success in the Junior and Under 21 categories and her passion for jump
  • The transition to slalom, and the win at the 2011 European Championships
  • The move to the US for college, Pro Tour, and the decision to become a slalom specialist
  • The choice of becoming Pro full time
  • The 2016 San Gervasio Pro Am and winning on borrowed equipment
  • The win at the 2019 IWWF World Championships in Malaysia.
  • …and a TON more

Follow Manon on Instagram, check out her website, watch this Promo video by Vincent Stadlbaur on Manon, and stay tune for Part 2 next week, in which Manon shares more of her personal journey with Matteo.

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