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Biography

Name Adrian Diaz (Spanish)
Adrià Díaz (Catalan)
Date of birth 17 September, 1990
Height 1,72cm
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Home town Barcelona, Spain
Profession Athlete
Skating club Barcelona skating club
Started skating 1995, 5 years old
Coaches Daniel Delfa, Montserrat Badesa, Silvia Villellas, Marta Andrade, Daniel Peinado, Andrei Kislowkin, Patrick Capmartin, John Dunn, Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon
Chorepgraphers Romain Haguenauer, Pasquale Camerlengo, David Willson (For this year's free)
Hobbies Sports, videogames, cinema

Favorites

Colors

Black and white

Drink

CocaCola, Sprite, Beer and when I go out Rum-Cocacola.

Sports

Skating, running, cycling

Music

Latin music, reggaeton

Words/Quotes

"Just Do it"
"Lazy but Talented"

Places

Barcelona, Madrid, Montreal, Cape Town

Food

Pasta, pizza, spanish omelet

Seasons

Spring

Movies

Historic and mythological movies like Gladiator or Troy.

Stores

Nike, Adidas, Zara, Antoni Morato

Books

The little Prince... haha no, no I don't read much.

Other Facts

Adrian

What is the correct spelling of your name?

A lot of people ask me this question. I understand it's confusing because in some papers it says Adrià, in others Adrian... The thing is that Adrià is in Catalan and Adrian is in Spanish. Even though I like both, I prefer Adrian, Adri, for friends.

What motivates you?

New things, situations and experiences, but competitions are what motivate me more than anything.

What makes you laugh?

Sara makes me laugh sometimes, but get angry too lol.

What makes you cry?

Helplessness, anger, despair and more bad feelings. Those things make me loose it and cry sometimes.

How do you relax?

I relax when I listen to music lying on my bed or anywhere, or I go for a walk and I think about stuff.

Adrian

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and what would you do?

Well, If I could be someone else for a day I would like to be a champion like Rafa Nadal, Paul Gasol or Jorge Lorenzo. Any of those champions make me keep in mind how much we still have to work to be champions in our sport. I believe they trained and suffered a lot to be where they are now and they deserve the title "champion" for all the work they put in to it!

And what I would do ? I don't know, after retirement I would travel more, go to visit more places around the world.

Imagine that you have the opportunity to travel back through time. At what point in history would you like to stop and why?

I like to travel to the time of the Gladiators, of ancient Rome. I like movies on that part of history and I would like to experience it.

What's the most valuable lesson you learnt from your parents?

All of them are good!!!! I don't know lol "give the best of you and everything you have and you will get what you deserve"

Which is worse, failing or never trying?

By experience, never trying. It is better to fail after trying something than never knowing failure because you never tried.

Adrian

What is the best thing about ice dance?

The best thing about ice dance is you always have someone there that will help you when you need it (I'm talking in my situation).

Sometimes I think that I could not have done most of the things that I have if Sara (my partner) had not been there next to me, both on and off the ice. On the ice you create a relationship that is really special and helps you get through the hard times. You know when you have bad days, you're tired and far away from your friends, family and your house and you just want to leave and stop everything. Well, even when being with good friends is not enough, having a partner that helps you to keep going during the hard moments is when you know that a great partner is one good part of ice dance!

What do you think is your ice dance partners best quality or qualities?

The best qualities of my partner are that she is really patient and a hard worker. She doesn't care how long it is going to take her to do something, she will work until she gets it.

She is a funny, happy and smiling girl, there is no bad inside her. She is a smart girl and good looking. Also she has a strong character that is good sometimes lol.

If you could offer a little skater only one piece of advice, what would it be?

Well I would tell him/her, you better LOVE this sport and be ready to work hard if you want to be good at it because you will be trying to reach perfection and that is not easy lol.

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