Un skieur Portugais aux Jeux Olympiques

Help me fund my training to allow me to ski for Portugal at the next Junior Winter Olympics in Liellehammer in 2016

Project visual Un skieur Portugais aux Jeux Olympiques
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11/18/2014
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€16,200
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Un skieur Portugais aux Jeux Olympiques

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My name is Andrea Bugnone De Mello. I’m 15 years old. My father is Italian and my mother Portuguese. I live in Geneva, Switzerland and train in Megève, France.  My most recent result is a 7th place in Super-G of the U16 category (first of my year of birth) at the European Championships (trophéée Scarafiotti) in Val d’Isère. I am a member of the Portuguese Ski Federation (Federaçao de Desportos de Inverno, FDI) and have been enrolled on the Olympic Track to compete for Portugal in the Junior Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 2016 and in the Winter Olympics in 2018. I am a multi-discipline skier, having obtained top results in all of the four ski disciplines (Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Skier-cross) that are open to skiers of my age.

 

In 2011 I ran in my first international competition under the colors of Portugal. In 2012 I won the first medals in an international competition in Portugal’s history. I won two gold and two silver medals at the Trofeu Borrufa in Andorra. I also placed 15th at the World Championships (the « Trofeo Topolino ») in the Giant Slalom. That same year I also competed in the French National Championship where I finished 3rd in Super-G and 5th in Slalom.

 

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In 2012 I was named best young sports talent by the Portuguese Ski Federation.

 

For me to be able to compete at the highest level, I need to spend 130-140 days skiing every year. This implies skiing on average 5 days a week during the winter season and 6-10 days a month during the rest of the year. So far summer skiing takes place on Europe’s glaciers, but traveling to South America will be necessary as of the 2015 summer. In addition to training on the slopes, I also do physical training three times a week, I play in a soccer team and also enjoy playing tennis.

 

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Unfortunately Portugal doesn’t have the necessary infrastructure and financial means to support my training and competition schedule. As I don’t live in Megève, I’m excluded from skiing in its ski club. As a result the cost of training, my equipment and my travel are entirely at my charge. For a full year I need more than €25’000.

 

In order to have a chance at being among the best at the Junior Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 2016 I need to continue training with this intensity during the next 18 months.

 

With your support I will be able to participate in the Junior Winter Olympics in 2016 and give a chance to Portugal to win a medal in the Winter Olympics for the first time in its history.

 

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Here are my main achievements since 2010

 

2014

 

Coupe d'Argent, La Clusaz: 3rd in Slalom

 

Trophée Scarafiotti (European Championship) U16 category: 7th in Super-G (1st of the 1999 year of birth)

 

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No skiing due to back injury

 

 

2012

 

Etoile d'Or: 1st in Giant Slalom

 

Coq d'Or (equivalent of the French National Championship): 6th in  Giant Slalom

 

France National Championshps U14: 3rd in Super-G, 5th in Slalom et 10th in Skiercross

 

Trofeu Borrufa, Andorre: 1st in Giant Slalom and Super-G, 2nd in Slalom and Super-combined

 

Trofeo Topolino (World Championship): 15th in Giant Slalom

 

2011

 

Etoile d'Or: 1st in Giant Slalom

 

Trophée Scarafiotti (European Championships) U14 category: 25th (4th of the 1999 year of birth)

 

2010

 

Etoile d'Or (French Championship for city residents): 2nd in Giant Slalom and 1st of the Parallel Slalom

Allocation of funds

Your contributions will cover an important part of my yearly budget:

 

Ski trainer for the winter season split with two other skiers: €12'000

Summer training on glaciers in Europe: €200 per day. 45 days = €9'000

Physical training for the year: €2'500

Equipment: 6 pairs of ski (2 x Slalom, 2 x Giant Slalom and 2 x Super-G) one pair for competition and one for training: €3'600 ... and approx. €900 for helmets, goggles, ski suits, ski maintenance etc.

Travel for competitions and training: € 1'700

 

Total: €29'700

 

...and not taking into account entry fees, ski passes, ski licence and others.

 

If the amount raised exceeds the targeted amount, the excess will help me in financing a little bit more of my budget and also help me in traveling to South America for the summer training.

Choose your reward

€5

Muito obrigado. My heartfelt thanks because it is with small bricks that one builds palaces. I will keep you informed of my results.
  • 1 backer

€15

Muito muito obrigado. I will send you an autographed picture of me and keep you informed of my results.
  • 2 backers

€30

Realmente muito obrigado! I will send you an autographed picture of me. I will send you a bottle of the excellent olive oil Oliveira da Serra Virgem Extra Classico. I will keep you informed of my results.
  • 1 backer
  • Estimated delivery November 2014

€50

Muito obrigado companheiro. I will send you an autographed picture of me and a t-shirt of the Portuguese Ski Federation with my picture on it. I will keep you informed about my results.
  • 1 backer
  • Estimated delivery November 2014

€75

Obrigado pela sua ajuda. I will send you and autographed picture and a t-shirt of the Portuguese Ski Federation with a picture of me on it. I will send you two bottles of the excellent olive oil Oliveira da Serra Virgem Extra Classico. I will keep you informed of my results.
  • Estimated delivery December 2014

€100

O pà, muito obrigado. I will send you an autographed picture of me and a t-shirt of the Portuguese Ski Federation with my picture on it and three bottles of the excellent olive oil Oliveira da Serra. I will keep you informed about my results.
  • 3 backers
  • Estimated delivery December 2014

€250

Obrigado pela sua confiança. I will send you an autographed picture of me and a t-shirt of the Portuguese Ski Federation with my picture on it. I will invite you to spend half a day with me on the ski slopes of Megève. I will also send you three bottles of the excellent olive oil Oliveira da Serra. I will keep you informed about my results.
  • 7 backers
  • Availability: 23/30
  • Estimated delivery February 2015

€500

Você sabe apostar! I will send you an autographed picture of me and will invite you to ski down the Vallée Blanche on the Mont Blanc glacier with a professional guide, my trainer (former French world cup skier) and myself. I will keep you informed of my results.
  • 4 backers
  • Availability: 4/8
  • Estimated delivery February 2015

€1,000

Nao tenho palavras para agradecer. I will send you an autographed picture of me and will send you one of my six pairs of skis (Rossignol Slalom or Giant Slalom) with my autograph. I will keep you informed about my results.
  • 5 backers
  • Availability: 1/6
  • Estimated delivery October 2014

€2,500

Voce ja faz parte da minha vida. I will send you an autographed picture of me and will invite you to play tennis with Cédric Pioline, (former world no. 4) and myself. I will keep you informed about my results.
  • 1 backer
  • Availability: 5/6
  • Estimated delivery December 2014

€5,000

Vamos juntos à Lillehammer! I will send you an autographed picture of me and will offer you a trip (flights and accomodation) with me to Lillehammer to watch one of my races at the Junior Winter Olympics in 2016. I will keep you informed of my results.
  • Availability: 2/2
  • Estimated delivery February 2016

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