Anja OSTERMAN (SLO)

SISlovenia
Date of birth:
27 January 1993
Languages:
Slovenian, Italian & English
Federation:
CANOE FEDERATION OF SLOVENIA
Anja OSTERMAN

Biography

Further Personal Information

OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anja-osterman-9281a034/
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Koper
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Koper, Slovenia, where I train over the winter time. From February 'til August my second home are hotels
OCCUPATION
Student (archeology & anthropology). I work part-time in a coffee bar.
HIGHER EDUCATION
Still studying at University of Primorska
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
In June 2003, out teacher took the whole class for a sports day to try kayaking, later that day I came back to Kayak Kanu Klub Adria Ankaran for my first training, one week later at my first race in Italy I got my first medal, silver. 2 months later I become national champion.
HOBBIES
Shopping but mostly watching tv-shows
CLUB
Kayak Kanu Klub Adria Ankaran
NAME OF COACH
Stjepan Janifa
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2017
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Portugal
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
World Cup
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
Montemor
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
For sure the year 2017, I started training with Spela Ponomarenko-Janic under the supervision of Stjepan Janic, we combined powers together in K2 and we won medals in every race we did. 
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
My Dad, my biggest and loudest cheerleader. He always knows what to say to calm me down before the race. 
SUPERSTITIONS/ RITUALS/ BELIEFS
I call my Dad before the race, for some talk
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
I don't really have one, just be and do your best
FAVOURITE PADDLING COURSE
Bohinj, Slovenia. Beautiful lake, surrounded by mountains, clear/ clean water. Hot during the day and nice and chilly during the night. 
FAVOURITE FOOD
All the food my father cooks
FAVOURITE MUSIC
I like to listen to Ed Sheeran
AMBITIONS
I would like to win an Olympic medal
AWARDS AND HONORS
Together with Spela we won in 2017 Athletes of Primorska region and Bloudkova award (highest award in Slovenia)
PREFERRED DISTANCE
500m
OTHER SPORTS
I did judo and volleyball before kayaking