Carolina Bittencourt is part of the powerhouse of riders growing in Brazil right now, in fact, she and Duda Penso have been working hard the past few years to rack up the points for Brazil in order for one of them to be sent to the Olympics. Who is Carolina? Here’s a quicker interview for you to check out!
Name: Carolina de Souza Bittencourt
Current Age: 22
Hometown: Porto Alegre- Rio Grande do Sul
Sponsors: Tk3 Track, Alienation BMX
How did you get into BMX? I started riding BMX during the pandemic with the support of my father who was a professional rider during the 80’s, he is the one who has always motivated me to pursue this path.
What languages do you speak? I speak Portuguese and a little bit of English
Your top three parks?
- Centro de Treinamento BMX Freestyle
- Unit 23
- The FISE Montpellier course 🙂
Top three songs on your playlist?
- STAY by Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI
- O Que Que Tá Acontecendo by Mc Arizinho (Brazilian song)
- Reggae das Tramanda by Armandinho (Brazilian song)
Three people who inspire you and why?
- Nikita Ducarroz – Because I love the way she rides and her consistency.
- Perris Benegas – Love her flow, she rides absolutely BEAUTIFULLY!
- Cecília (my sister) – Because of her strength, dedication and persistence in everything she does.
What is a trend in BMX you want to stop seeing? When some guys on BMX underestimate the potential of the girls only because we are girls :\
What do you do when you’re not riding? I go to the gym, I punch niddle sometimes, I like to play with my cat Flip, and I like to listen to music and dance and go out and have fun with my friends.
Favourite person to ride or train with? I don’t have one person hahaha. I like to ride with Debinha, my boyfriend, Batata, Perna, Caio Rabisco, Sandova, Bala Loka and some many others!!
Favourite shoes to ride in? Definitely, the sk8hi VANS are ALWAYS THE BEST
Best advice given to you? “You have to believe in yourself and not care about what other people think about you or what you doing, and most importantly, you have to trust the process, you are here for a reason, just enjoy the things that are coming and this journey.” -Cauan Madona
Your biggest fear? I think it’s to lose people that I love the most.
Your proudest accomplishment? Third place at the 2022 Pan-American Games in Lima
Your worst habit? Self-sabotaging
If you could hire someone to help you in some aspect of your life, what would it be? Someone who can help me with my routine because I’m a procrastinator 🙂 I do what I have to do but in my time hahahahha
What is a memorable experience you had that couldn’t have happened without BMX? Probably all the trips and all the places I’ve seen that I never imagined going so soon and the people I’ve met too.
Your top three future goals you want to achieve?
- I want to be National Champion
- Top 10 UCI world ranking
- Be in the Olympics!