Verónica is a retired diver from Argentina. She earned a spot in the Olympic finals with appearances in 1980 (Moscow, Russia), 1984 (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1988 (Seoul, South Korea) and 1992 (Barcelona, Spain), with best finishes of eighth on the platform and 10th on the springboard, both at the 1992 Games. She was the only female competitor to make finals in both events in Barcelona. She is a 12-time South American champion (1980-92) while competing for her native country of Argentina, winning championships on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards and the platform. Ribot-Canales later captured a pair of U.S. national titles in the 3-meter in 1992 and 1993 before retiring in 1996 after her fourth year as a member of the U.S. national team.
Veronica’s journey continued on from being a very driven and competitive diver at the international level, to taking up SUP racing and yoga in her late 50s. Veronica shares more about her life, the challenges she has faced and overcome and how she stays physically active, especially while training in all kinds of weather. At the same time she is also deepening her yoga practice, while opening her heart, experiencing gratitude and abundance, and inspiring others.
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Who is Veronica in her own words
Getting into SUP - doing both SUP yoga and racing in the summer
Her childhood - being born in Argentina and growing up in the Bahamas
Getting into diving and swimming at 8 years old
How she progressed in diving
Potential being able to dive for Argentina in the Olympics!
The Pan American Games
How her diving career progressed
What it’s been like at the Olympics and how it has changed over the years
Competing at the olympic level - and dealing with the stress and pressure
the mental training they did
Positive and negative stress
Perfection and the issues
The biggest challenge she had to face and overcome in her career
Coaching at Cornell
Tips and tricks for coaching
Losing your “who am I”
Suffering from depression
Moving across the country with 2 small children
Going through a divorce
Being the only female diving coach
Starting yoga and how it helped change her life
Deciding to become a yoga instructor
SUP racing and winning!
Plans for 2019
No comparisons allowed
Personal Website - www.olympicheartyoga.com
Yoga Website - www.ithacasupyoga.com
Instagram - @olympicheartyogi
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