Bart Swings

Powerslide Racing Pro Team

Name: Bart Swings

Country: Belgium

Current Location: Belgium

Loving to skate since: 1998

Riding for Powerslide since: 2012

Current Skate Setup: Ultralight McCargo boot, XXX 125mm frame, one20five Matter Wheels

Favorite skate: Ultralight McCargo boot

Favorite frames: XXX frame

Favorite wheels: one20five matter wheels

Favorite bearings: Wicked HCR swiss

Why do you love to skate? When I ride on my own trough nature, feeling the speed and feeling free is why I love to skate.

What keeps you pushing forward in skating? To push myself and find the best version of myself on my skates!

What is your favorite place to skate? Under the ‘brandenburger tor’ towards Berlin marathon Victory :-)

What is your favorite trick? I wish I could do a trick haha.

What advice would you like to give? Love what you do and do what you love!

Any hobbies outside of skating? Ice skating, cycling, I love sports in general.

Do you have a life philosophy or phrase that inspires you? Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

Some more private questions:

What is your favorite food? Italian food

What is your favorite drink? Long Island iced tea

Racing specific:

What is your best marathon time? 56:49

What was your greatest success? Olympic Silver medal PyeongChang 2018 was my first Olympic medal but now winning gold in the mass start event in Beijing Olympic is no doubt my greatest one.

What is your favorite race? Berlin Marathon

Olympic Champion mass start Beijing 2022 World champion 1000m 2019 Berlin Marathon Record Time 56min49sec
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