Jessica Gaudesaboos

オランダ大会などで優勝経験があり、さわやか笑顔が可愛くて気になるスケーターでしたが、その Jessica Gaudesaboos さんのインタビュー記事が所属チームの CadoMotus のサイトに掲載されました。何と! 双子で、姉妹2人ともに CadoMotus National チームのスケーターです。

Interview with Jessica Gaudesaboos (BEL), CadoMotus National

Jessica Gaudesaboos

Jessica Gaudesaboos
CadoMotus National Netherlands
Age: 18
DoB: Feb. 20, 1989
Nationality: Belgian
Lives: Varsenare, BE
Skating Club: Rolschaatsclub Wuustwezel
School/Work: School, Economics - Modern Languages, in Bruges, BE (for this year)
Results Highlights:
World: I only raced one, so 17th
Other International:
  • Gross-Gerau (International Criterium): 3rd
  • Zandvoorde (3-days of Zandvoorde): 2nd
  • Padova (Grand Prix Padova): 1st
  • French inline cup: two times 1st
    National:
  • 5 times silver and 1 time bronze (in juniors last year)
  • 2nd on 42 km (this year)

  • Are there other skaters/athletes in your family?
    Jessica (right) with twin sister Sabrina in France earlier this season.Yes, 1 Brother (Robbie Gaudesaboos) and 1 twin sister (Sabrina Gaudesaboos, also of CadoMotus National)
    How did you get started with skating?
    The neighbor used to rollerskate (with the old rollerskates, 2 times 2 wheels beside each other) and we used to skate in our street when we were little. She told us there was a club in Bruges and there we started as recreant and after a few months, we changed to competitions (we were then 9 years old) We loved it and just keep on doing it.
    What are your ambitions/goals in skating?
    I would like to combine it with further studies as much as I can, and I want to go to the European Championship next year (maybe this year). I also want a top 10 place in a WIC. For the rest, we’ll see.
    Why do you choose to do speed skating? Why not something else?
    Because it’s the only thing I like so much from sport, I can do it with my family and I just love it.
    What are your life ambitions/goals?
    Jessica leads CadoMotus National teammates  (sister Sabrina, and Margo van de Merwe)I want to get my degree (after 3 years from now, because now I still have to start it, so next year I start that) and then find a job and that kind of things.
    What has been your best, or favorite, skating moment so far?
    In 2002, when I had my first European medal on the relay.
    What has been your worst skating moment so far?
    The last race of the European championships, the marathon, the last lap, I fell when I raced alone (and the race wasn’t that good). I had to go to the hospital for stitches. The race was bad, I stuffed it up and then I fell.
    What is your favorite type of skating, or your favorite event?
    My favorite events are Trois pistes and the French Inline cup

    Winner of the France Inline Cup event in Goelo

    Winner of the Klim van Steenwijk in the Netherlands
    What do you think is the best/strongest thing about your own skating?
    I never give up.
    How do you imagine the 'perfect race' is for you?
    From the beginning of a race, just be with a teammate a bit before the group and that distance only becomes bigger. The whole race with 2 or 3 from the same team, the group doesn’t catch you any more and you don’t have to sprint either (But that almost never happens :p)
    What is your advice to skaters who dream of racing in the world cup... how do they get there?
    Just never give up, keep on training, even if it’s not going that well.
    Who is another skater/athlete that you look up to, and why?
    I don’t really look up to anyone.
    Who is a young skater (from anywhere) that you think has a big future in the sport (who is your tip to be the next champion)?
    I don’t know their names, but the 2 Columbian girls who were at Trois pistes (I think they were 14/15 years old) CadoMotus News: These were 2 skaters under the coaching of Colombian former World Champion Luz-Mery Tristan.

    CadoMotus News: Athlete Profile: Jessica Gaudesaboos (BEL), CadoMotus National (Jun. 4, 2007)

    CadoMotus Ladies in the Netherlands: Brakel season opener in 2007

    今年、4月にはチーム Bulex で3位に・・・そこでスカウトされたのか、5月には CadoMotus のスキンスーツ着てました。まだ18才ですから、今シーズン経験積んだら来年は凄いでしょうネ。
    Jannitta with Jessica Gaudesaboos (BEL) before the startHilde Goovaerts takes a mid-race point from Linda Schellekens (FRA)
    1. Hilde Goovaerts (BEL) CadoMotus World
    2. Angeline Thomas (AUS) CadoMotus World
    3. Jessica Goodesaboos (BEL) Bulex
    4. Anniek Ter Haar (NED) Time Out Sport
    5. Elma DeVries (NED) Touchstone
    CadoMotus News: CadoMotus Ladies in the Netherlands: Brakel season opener (Apr. 15, 2007)

    Skater Profile: Sabrina Gaudesaboos (BEL)


    Sabrina Gaudesaboos
    CadoMotus Ladies National Team

    Are there other skaters/athletes in your family?
    Yes, 1 brother (Robbie Gaudesaboos) and one twin sister (Jessica Gaudesaboos - also a member of the CadoMotus National Ladies Team).

    Can twins read each other's minds? It certainly seems so with these two. A conversation that includes both Sabrina and Jessica will almost always have sentences being started by one of the girls, only to be finished by the other - with a transition between the two of them that is so seamless, you barely even notice... and the girls certainly don't include a pause!

    How did you get started with skating?
    When we were little we skated a lot in our street. Our neighbor had also skated and she said there was a club in Bruges, so very close. We went there to see if we liked it, and yes, we liked it very much. We started with the recreants for a little less than a year and then tried to skate competition. We liked it very much, so we just kept going on with skating.


    Yes, it is hard to tell them apart...
    Sabrina (left) and sister Jessica (right) at the Belgian Championships, 2007

    What are your ambitions/goals in skating?
    For the moment, the only goal I have is to get back to my old level of skating but I still have a long way to go. If I have my old level of skating again, I want to improve, as everyone I think. I also would like to combine this with my further studies, if I can do this, I’m really happy. But for now, I just hope that I can keep on skating without being injured.

    Why do you choose to do speed skating? Why not something else?
    I choose to do speed skating because this is the only sport where my heart in is! I love this sport more than anything and for now, I can’t imagine my life without speed skating.

    What about your ambitions/goals in life?
    I want to get my diploma and find a job I like. I want to make a journey around the world too one day. But I don’t know if that will happen (we will see).

    What has been your best, or favorite, skating moment so far?
    The best moment so far is when I was Belgian champion on the track! Its already been a long time since that have happened (when I was 9 years old) but I have not yet skated any European- or World Championships, so… I hope this will change soon.


    Sabrina takes off from the start line in the 300m Time Trial
    Belgian Championships, 2007

    What has been your WORST skating moment so far?
    My worst skating moment so far is definitely that I couldn’t skate (or do any sport at all) for 8 months last year because of an injury. I was all the time stressed, because I couldn’t skate, it annoyed me a lot but now I hope it will never happen again, 8 months is just too long!

    What is your favorite type of skating, or your favorite event?
    My favorite event? I don’t actually got a favorite event, I just love skating and I’m real happy if I can skate a race, doesn’t matter which one.

    What is the best/strongest thing about your own skating?
    I have actually no idea, but maybe it’s that I always keep on trying. Even though sometimes it has been really difficult because I’ve already been injured a lot. But that’s just what I think of course.

    How do you imagine the 'perfect race' is for you?
    My perfect race is actually to skate a super 300m, so sprint. I like more long distance, but 300m is a lot of fun! If I’m not to stressed, I can skate a good 300m . So, at the startline, there would be me real concentrated (but not stressed) with super legs (so a great feeling). Then a start, as fast as I’ve never skated before with a last lap where I could hardly follow my own legs. Perfect, isn’t it!?

    What is your advice to skaters who dream of racing in the world cup... how do they get there?
    The only thing I can say: never give up and keep on trying! Sometimes it looks like you’ll never get there, but I’ve made it (not yet a lot of World Cups, but it’s a good start to try!). Someday, they maybe will have the chance to get in a great team like I did!


    CadoMotus Ladies (L to R)
    Jannitta Spigt (World), Jessica Gaudesaboos, Margo van de Merwe & Sabrina Gaudesaboos (National)

    Who is another skater that you look up to, and why?
    My sister is the one I look up to! Why? Because I think she already has raced beautiful races, I know the most important time is yet to come (so, as a Senior) but still, she’s a real good skater (I think) who has the right goals in school, sports and life. For skating, she has (for me) the right mentality and I just know that she will achieve some good results!

    Who is a young skater (from anywhere) that you think has a big future in the sport (who is your tip to be the next champion)
    I would say Jore Vandenberghe, from Belgium (Jore won the 1000m and Elimination events in Cadet Boys at the European Junior Championships this month). I don’t know so many skaters, but I think he’s a good skater! Of course the Colombians will be producing some of the next champions too!
    Cado Motus Pure Skating News: Skater Profile: Sabrina Gaudesaboos (BEL) (Jul. 18, 2007)

    Jessica Gaudesaboos within reach of FIC Title

    CadoMotus National's Jessica Gaudesaboos (BEL) maintains her chances of winning the French Inline Cup overall with just 2 races remaining in the FIC series. The Belgian youngster was again on the FIC podium in the Besancon Inline Cup and Lyon Inline Cup (Lugdunum).

    Twin sister Sabrina Gaudesaboos also had 2 great performances, finishing 4th in Besancon, just off the podium, and 5th in Lyon.

    Besancon FIC Marathon Femmes Results (26 August 2007)
    1. 01:20:21 Jessica Gaudesaboos (BEL) CadoMotus National
    2. 01:20:21 Livia Meier
    3. 01:20:21 AnneSophie Petitprez
    4. 01:27:05 Sabrina Gaudesaboos (BEL) CadoMotus National
    5. 01:27:07 Gaelle Luttenbacher

    Lyon FIC Marathon Femmes Results (2 September 2007)
    1. 1:18:45 Letitia LeBihan (FRA)
    2. 1:20:01 Jessica Gaudesaboos (BEL) CadoMotus National
    3. 1:20:01 AnneSophie Petitprez (FRA)
    4. 1:20:01 Chrystelle Bouchet (FRA)
    5. 1:21:04 Sabrina Gaudesaboos (BEL) CadoMotus National

    Cado Motus "Pure Skating News": Jessica Gaudesaboos within reach of FIC Title

    In 2009 season, Twin sisters, Sabrina and Jessica Gaudesaboos belong to the RAPS Bont team in Europe.

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