Ariella Kaeslin

Successful gymnast: European Champion, Vice World Champion, Olympian and three-times Sportswoman of the Year
Sport is my Life

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Ariella Kaeslin has been studying sports sciences at the University of Bern since 2015. Her areas of interest outside sports include psychology and social topics. As someone with an innate urge to be active, she is familiar with a wide variety of disciplines; switching from the cross-country run to the badminton court, and from running and cycling to swimming with ease. Sporting challenges provide her with counterbalance to her studies. After retiring from gymnastics, Ariella Kaeslin discovered a passion for endurance sports. She has already completed three IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons and has plans to do more. In der presentations, she talks compellingly and in a humorous manner about her transition from artistic gymnastics to triathlon.

A successful gymnast, Ariella Kaeslin (born on 11 October 1987) not only looks back on career highlights but also lets her audience take a closer look behind the scenes of elite sports. A bout of depressive exhaustion forced her to retire from top-tier sports in 2011. How did this crisis happen? How did she get through it to rediscover life beyond gymnastics? Ariella Kaeslin explores these issues in a very engaging fashion in her presentation. 

Open, honest, with a sense of humour and an enthusiastic zest for life, this authentic speaker passes on her insights in a relatable and gripping manner – based on her experiences as a top-class sportswoman and enriched with theoretical, tactical and mental knowledge. She illustrates her content with descriptive techniques that invite her audience to reflect.

Pressure, stress, motivation, success and defeat, setting and reaching targets and making strategic decisions in a fraction of a second are topics which Ariella finds enduringly fascinating. In der presentations, she introduces her audience to 'her' world of elite sports and explains how to deal with the aforementioned issues in everyday professional and personal life.

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