The life of Julia Dujmovits is a prime example of how visions and dreams can become true if you believe in your inner strengths. She is open minded, keeps an urban lifestyle and is interested in fashion, art and people. Her thoughts and ideas are contagious and inspiring. Already at the age of 11, the young girl from Burgenland envisioned her dream: to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. At only 13 she survived the Kaprun disaster, a tragic cable railway accident where she lost her entire team. This traumatic experience made her into the person she is today. After many painful setbacks, she finally reached her goal: in 2014 Julia Dujmovits was crowned Olympic champion in snowboarding-PSL.
When you are 0,75 seconds behind starting at the Olympic Snowboarding Finals your run is supposed to be practice without a chance to win. Julia Dujmovits managed to turn hopelessness into one of the most magical moments in sporting history.
Olympic gold: Globally there is no higher decoration for athletic excellence and perseverance, which further validates her reputation as a top athlete. High performance sport is the stage, it’s the centre of fascination and the focus of attention is trained on the athletes. On this stage every athlete must fight for her place in the spotlight. Here Julia Dujmovits has proven herself: as Woman of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year and as a personality with social clout.
The flair of a big event magically attracts Julia Dujmovits, the next stop: the Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeongchang. She is still the same girl, who back when she was a kid, strapped her boots on and tried out her board on a self-constructed hill.
With the same joy, enthusiasm and insatiable pleasure she accepts and approaches the newest goal. #RoadToPyeongchang: The latest edition of an old challenge which Julia has already conquered – she has the advantage of already living the dream which every athlete longs for. This gives her strength and a sense of serenity. Nevertheless, the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang is a completely new challenge, which has taken Julia already four years of preparation. “Not only do I have the potential to win again, I also believe I will – after all if I don’t believe in my abilities, who will? Until day X, the 24.02.2018, it is my job to embed this thought into my heart and mind, only when this has happened my dream of a second Olympic gold medal will come true ”
For her traveling is more than just a passion. It is part of her lifestyle, an important anchor as well as a source of energy. As a high level athlete, it is important to achieve the right balance. For her this means exploration of new cultures and countries in addition to meeting new and exciting people. “We are all searching for something we haven’t tried before”. Julia Dujmovits’ Motto: “Never refuse an open door, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay an invitation. Just keep your mind open and suck in experience. And if it hurts, you know what
Born: 12/JUN/1987, Güssing
Profession: Professional athlete
Personal trainer: Mag. Peter Eichberger
Trainer: Tom Weninger, Bernd Krug, Kruselburger Manuel
Hobbies: Traveling, snowboarding, surfing, kiteboarding, biking, yoga
Best places to be: southern Burgenland to relax, Hawaii, Kalalau Beach
I like: Las Vegas ;), New Zealand, Maui, Na Pali Coast, Sulz… Italian food, sushi, strawberry juice… waking up without alarm
Best Spots: Las Lenas, Colorado, Matrei, Zauchensee, Tauplitz, Castle of Güssing 😉
IF IT DOESN’T CHALLENGE YOU – IT DOESN’T CHANGE YOU