KZ: Hey Kaarle! Do you have any pre-competition traditions that help you focus?
K: I find it really helpful to focus on my breathing because I always feel quite nervous! My heart feels like it is beating so hard and fast! When I focus on my breathing, I can calm myself down!
KZ: When you were a child, did you have any hobbies that gave you useful skills for ?
K: I played every sport that I could when I was at school! I loved to have days off to go play sport with my friends! I think the sports that I wasn’t very good at taught me to work hard and try and improve and that’s my best quality now! I am always trying to be better!
KZ: Other than cycling, is there a skill you have that deserves a gold medal?
K: Sleeping on the plane! I am normally the first person asleep before the plane even takes off!
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