Name: Eleonora Kapetanaki
Socials: Instagram : @eleokapetanaki TikTok : @eleonorakapetanaki
Current Age: 16 years old
How did you get into BMX?: I was about 13 years old when I decided to get a BMX bike. The only experience I had with BMX was some videos I had seen on the internet. When I got the bike I just rode around the city because I didn’t think I could be like one of the people who did so many nice tricks. After a while, I decided to sell my BMX bike because I didn’t do anything with it until one day, I met George who did a lot of tricks and he told me to go BMX together and that’s when I started learning my first tricks. Day by day I liked BMX more and more and slowly it became not just a bike but a way of life. That’s how I started doing BMX.
What languages do you speak? Greek and English
What are your top three parks? I haven’t travelled to many places yet. My favorite places in my city are the Frangolimna square of Kalamata, the central square of kalamata and a faraway spot on the beach of Kalamata.
Top three songs to get you pumped?
- Show Me How to Live by Audioslave
- Shadow on the Sun by Audioslave
- Lit by NEFFEX
Three people who inspire you and why. These people inspire me because I like their style, the way they do their tricks, and the tricks they choose to do. I admire them for pushing their abilities every day to the best.
- George Ntavou
- Kevin Peraza
- Mike Gray
What is a trend in BMX you want to stop seeing? I want to stop seeing this new trend with the BMX seat post that can rotate.
How do you spend your days off your bike? On the days I’m not riding my bike, I’ll be relaxing with my friends, doing silly things or I’ll practice trampoline gymnastics.
Favourite person to ride or train with? George Ntavou
Favourite shoes to ride in? Vans Wayvee Shoes
Most inspirational quote? Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will
Best advice given to you? NEVER GIVE UP
Your biggest fear? My biggest fear is getting injured and not being able to ride again
Your proudest accomplishment? My proudest accomplishment is that I surpass myself day by day
Your worst habit? My worst habit is forgetting to brush my teeth every night
If you could hire someone to help you in some sort of aspect of your life, what would it be? I would hire someone to help me not forget birthdays and other important days of my friends.
What is an amazing experience you had that couldn’t have happened without BMX? Meeting people who have the same way of thinking as me and who love the sport that I love too.
Your top three future goals you want to achieve?
- Travel to different places
- Meet lots of people who also do BMX
- Land a bunch of new tricks