Darren Smith

Lisa Nordén: a new balance

Lisa Nordén: a new balance

The World Champion and Olympic silver medallist tells us how she felt she needed a change in order to continue performing at her level without completely sacrificing her personal life. 

Her calf tore. She felt it. But there were only a few metres left on the blue carpet to be crowned champion of the world for the first time. She crossed the finishing line in fourth place and claimed the points she needed to end a dream 2012 with Olympic silver. Lisa knew at that moment that it was a turning point in her life. Behind the smiles for the cameras, “I’d had enough of living on the road. I just wanted to go back home,” Lisa admits earnestly from the other end of the telephone line in Gold Coast, Australia.

Lisa Nordén: un nuevo equilibrio

Lisa Nordén: un nuevo equilibrio

La campeona del mundo y plata olímpica nos cuenta cómo sintió que necesitaba un cambio para poder seguir rindiendo a ese nivel sin sacrificar su vida personal por completo. 

El gemelo se desgarró. Lo sintió. Pero solo faltaban pocos metros sobre la alfombra azul para coronarse, por primera vez, campeona del mundo. Cruzaba la meta en cuarta posición y sumaba los puntos necesarios para cerrar un 2012 de ensueño (deportivo) con la plata olímpica. Lisa supo en ese mismo momento que se trataba de un punto y aparte en su vida.