#153 – Nicole Silveira | Adapting to Change and Sport/Life Balance
Nicole Silveira is a Brazilian skeleton skater and former bobsledder. She made her Skeleton World Cup debut in 2018 and has been competing ever since, placing 22nd in the 2020-2021 season. She also represented Brazil at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Lewis and Nicole talk about what skeleton skating is, her transition from bobsledding, her career as a nurse, and what she plans on doing next.
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THIS EPISODE AT A GLANCE
[03:07] Nicole’s journey
[06:32] Transition from bobsled skeleton skating
[10:57] The crash
[12:06] Stages of skeleton skating
[15:38] Unfavourable conditions and the ability to adapt
[23:38] Competing against her partner, Kim
[30:32] Sports fanbase in Brazil
[36:47] The thrill of skeleton skating
[39:21] Nicole’s passion for nursing
[47:18] Learnings from skeleton skating to nursing
[48:41] Nicole’s family
[50:31] Nutrition in skeleton skating
[56:10] Body building VS skeleton skating
[58:54] Pushing your body to the limit
[1:02:38] Parting words