BS: With the keywords being ‘healthy diet’, you’ve just told me that the olive oil for our salads – which is sitting on the table – is pretty much unavailable in Venezuela along with others. Can you tell us a bit more?
GE: Many foods are no longer available due to the strict regulations in place from our government, but that is the least of our worries in Venezuela. As a Venezuelan, it was so hard to book my flight from Porlamar to Hamburg. Windsurf tourism in my home town of El Yaque is almost non existent.
My good friend André Paskowski and I used to travel a lot together. We went all over the world, Brazil, Sardinia etc for training. Now, that sadly he is no longer with us, I am pretty much always in El Yaque.
Getting back to my ‘turning point’, here in El Yaque I’m now training hard with my personal coach, I have a healthy diet and feel fitter than ever before. It’s safe to say, that I’m proud of my World Cup title result.