Despoina Tsesmetzidou Dalavika

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TSESMETZIDOU DESPOINA

Marital status: MARRIED, TWO CHILDREN

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I started doing sports in 1985 at the age of 12 taking my first steps in athletics, where I remained as an active athlete until 1992 with many wins and distinctions in Local, Regional and National level ( Greek National team).

I had the first contact with cycling on winter of 1999, at the age of 27 when I met my husband, an athlete and champion in cycling. On the summer of 2000, inexperienced and without any previous participation, I participated in the National Road Championship where I got the 9th position. This essentially was the occasion to occupy myself with more zeal and to train harder.  Since then I have participated in many races, with an intermediate interruption of 5 years, when I gave birth to my 2 boys. In 2009 I returned, making my first amateur trainings. In 2010 I participated in the National Road Couples Championship where we got first place as a team. Since then I started more intensive training and wins followed in many local, regional and National races in Road and Mountain biking.

2010 to date athlete of the PINEIOS Sports Cycling Club of Larissa (MTB, Road races).

1999 - 2010 athlete of the Gymnastikos Cycling Club of Larissa (MTB, Road races).

MOST IMPORTANT DISTINCTIONS

►4th  in the National Marathon MTB Championship  2016

►2nd Place in the Paracycling European Cup as pilot on 2015.

►2nd Place in the Paracycling Greek Championship as pilot on 2015.

►3rd  Place in the Marathon MTB Greek Championship on  2015.

►5th Place in the Road - Time Trial Greek Championship on 2015.

►3rd Place in the Road Greek Championship on 2014.

►4th Place in the Road - Time Trial Greek Championship on 2014.

►2nd  Place in the Road Greek Championship on 2013.

►4th Place in the Time Trial Greek Championship on 2013.

► 1st Place in the Central Greece Road - Time Trial Championship on 2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017.

► 1st Place in the Central Greek MTB Championship on 2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016.

►1st  Place in the Track running Greek Championship on 1990.

►2nd Place in Mediterranean  meeting  ( Cyprus 1990).

CYCLING COACHING EXPΕRIENCE

2010 till now Cycling coach in PINEIOS Sports Cycling Club of Larissa www.podilatikospineios.gr

2001-2003 Cycling coach in Gymnastikos Cycling Club of Larissa.

JOB  EXPΕRIENCE

2001 till now Owner of  Dalavikasbikes bike shlop (www.dalavikasbikes.gr)

2015 till now Owner of  Cycling Hellas (www.cyclinghellas.gr )

 DIPLOMAS  & SEMINARS

►Certified  with cycling coaching diploma (UCI  Level 2  in Road and MTB skills- World Cycling Federation http://www.uci.ch/wcc/about/training/course-for-coaches).

►Certified  with cycling coaching diploma (UCI Level 1 in Road skills World Cycling Federation http://www.uci.ch/wcc/about/training/course-for-coaches).

►Certified  with mountain bike guide diploma according to MIAS (mountainbikeinstructor.com), international cycling certification of mountain guides.

►Certified  with  coaching Seminar diploma (Athletic Science-Coaching ,  http://www.dualathletescareer.gr/ )

►Certified  with "ΙSSN" USA  Seminar diploma ("Specialization in Athletic Nutrition to Maximize the performance   http://nutrilab.gr/index.php/el/education/course4)

►Certified  with first aid diploma (First Aid Diploma in emergency situations of EPIZO (epizo.gr) and BLS provider - international certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ERC (erc.edu).

►Certified  with Business Administration diploma.

INTERESTS

Travelling, reading, sports, great interest and continuous reading in coaching, healthy nutrition, medical issues, physiotherapy, psychology, lifeguarding, first-aid.

CHARACTER CHARACTERISTICS

I work hard and long, with persistence in order to achieve the goals I set. Elements of my character are ambition, love for sports and cycling, development of cooperation and good relations between colleagues, fellow athletes and younger athletes. Methodicalness, organisation, determination, analytical thought, positive spirit as well as adaptiveness in changes help me develop myself in various environments undertaking initiatives, responsibilities and new ideas.

FUTURE GOALS

More studies in nutrition - diet is one of my next goals.

My ultimate goal is to participate in Road races as the oldest athlete in Masters categories.

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