Katherine Diaz Interview

Name: Katherine Diaz
Socials: @Kattybmx
Current Age: 33
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Sponsors: Rats Protection, Bee Hi, Squirt Cycling, Enemy Bikes.

How did you get into BMX? I first saw it in a video game (Matt Hoffman) PS1 when I was 11 years old, I fell in love with the sport since then, but I got to practice it when I became 18 because my mom wouldn’t support it. On the other hand, my dad helped me by buying my first BMX bicycle and I haven’t stopped riding it since that moment.

What languages do you speak? Spanish and English.

Your top three parks?

  1. La Poma BikePark
  2. Skatepark Costa Verde
  3. Serignan Bike Park

Top three songs on your playlist?

  1. Timmy Trumpet Set by Tomorrowland 2023
  2. Caracas Way by ManyBeat
  3. Costoso by Neutro Shorty

Three people who inspire you and why? My dad, because he has ridden a bike all his life and the Villegas twins because I’ve seen their evolution and it moves me.

What is a trend in BMX you want to stop seeing? I want to stop seeing bikers ride without helmets.

What do you do when you’re not riding? I like to read and cook.

Favourite person to ride or train with? My friend, Gomita.

Favourite shoes to ride in? Nike AF1 or Jordan style.

Best advice given to you? “The only difference between doing something now or tomorrow is the time you wasted. Do it today” Maligno

Your biggest fear? Not being able to ride BMX.

Your proudest accomplishment? Winning the 2021 Pan American championship.

Your worst habit? I like to sleep a lot.

If you could hire someone to help you in some aspect of your life, what would it be? I want to improve and manage my anxiety.

What is a memorable experience you had that couldn’t have happened without BMX? My whole life.

Your top three future goals you want to achieve?

  1. Winning the 2023 Pan American Games.
  2. Riding 2024 Olympics Qualifying Series.
  3. Qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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