Interview Giulia Steingruber

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Gymnast Giulia Steingruber about her ambitions at the World Championships 2019

For quite a long time you did not hear anything from gymnast Giulia Steingruber. After her great bronze medals in the jump - at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 as well as at the World Championships in Montréal in 2017 - a serious injury forced the Swiss talent to take a longer break. The rehab lasted almost a year. Tough times for such a successful athlete like Giulia Steingruber, who had previously been European Champion in the jump discipline, on the floor and in the all-around competitions.

World Championships coming next
But now she's back. And more than just back! At the Swiss Championships 2019 Giulia Steingruber won her eighth all-around title. The form is back and the hunger for further successes is likely to be greater than ever. A few days before the upcoming World Championships in Stuttgart, Giulia Steingruber took the time to answer a few questions for her long-time nutrition partner SPONSER SPORT FOOD.

Giulia, are you doing a kind of «competition diet» in the days before an important competition?

No, I don't stick to a special diet, I mainly leave away the carbohydrates.

What does your breakfast look like in the morning of an important competition?

What I do not want to miss is fresh coffee. In addition to that, there are muesli with fruits, natural yoghurt and a little honey.

Do you have a favourite SPONSER product that should not be missing in any competition preparation?

I mainly use the LOW CARB drink as well as the low-calorie ELECTROLYTES tabs. After the competition I have a RECOVERY SHAKE.

What are your plans for the 2019 World Cup in Stuttgart?

My goal for the World Championships is to do a clean qualification. I would like to be among the top 24 in the singles and in the top 12 with the Swiss team.

How do you celebrate your success?

After the competition I really enjoy a fine dinner! I love to celebrate my success with my family and good friends sitting together comfortably.