Doping is simply morally wrong. It is so dangerous and irresponsible. And it is just unfair to see what effort we clean athletes are putting in.Aline Focken | World wrestling champion women 2014, participant of the 2016 Olympic Games, supporter of the NADA Initiative
My grandpa said all his grandchildren who don't wrestle have to go to the children's home. But I don't think he expected a girl to be the craziest one.Aline Focken | Wrestler and World Champion 2014
With Aline Focken #forpureperformance
Aline Focken, wrestler and participant of the 2016 Olympic Games, has shouldered a lot for the dream of the Olympics and for her sport: "Give up birthday parties, put on weight when others eat cake. When others partied, I was trained." In addition to sports, the 2014 world champion works as a sports therapist at medicoreha Welsink GmbH in Neuss. "The triple burden of sport, study and work was of course very high sometimes". But she never looses sight of the continuous development of a professional future. "One does not fall deeply, if something goes wrong and that is extremely important.
Aline Focken is committed to clean sport as part of the NADA initiative "GIVE EVERYTHING, TAKE NOTHING". In three videos, the joint campaign #forpureperformance focuses on the athlete's everyday life, dealing with the subject of doping and the dual career as an important element of doping prevention. The campaign starts on 11 July 2016 and will run for the next few weeks. You can find out more on www.alles-geben-nichts-nehmen.de.
Trailer of the campaign #forpureperformance
Aline Focken from Krefeld has taken on a lot for her sport: "Give up birthdays, put on weight when others eat cake. When others go to the disco, I lways trained."
The 25-year-old 2014 world champion in wrestling is therefore working together with NADA for clean sport. For her, doping is "morally wrong. And it is so dangerous and irresponsible from a health point of view. Why do such people have to work with such means? That is not necessary. And it is also simply unfair to see how much effort we put into it."
As part of the joint video campaign #forpureperformance, NADA shows what the everyday life of an Olympic participant looks like, what she gives up for her big dream, how important it is to have a professional foothold alongside sport and what Aline thinks of doping.
The #forpureperformance campaign starts on July 11th at www.alles-geben-nichts-nehmen.de.
Aline Focken - her way into competitive sport
Aline Focken, world wrestling champion in 2014 and participant at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, talks about her life as an athlete.
QUALIFIED AND PASSED E-LEARNING COURSE
Now it's official: Aline Focken has qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. To prepare for this, she already went through our e-learning short module at the outfitting in Hanover and informed herself about all important regulations for clean performance. For the entire period of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro from 24 July to 21 August 2016, the specifications of the International Olympic Committee apply.
Here are a few impressions of Aline's visit to our stand in Hanover.
If you would like to try out the e-learning short module yourself, you can find it under the following link: rio2016.gemeinsam-gegen-doping.de
ALINE AND FAMILY TIES
"My grandpa said all his grandchildren who don't wrestle come to the children's home. But I don't think he expected a girl to be the craziest one," says Aline Focken, wrestler and participant at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Grandpa was the trigger for Aline's wrestling career and the dream of Olympia: "When I saw Olympia on TV, when I saw that you can get such a beautiful jersey with an eagle, I wanted that relatively early. From then on it was all about curving your way through NRW and all that next to school. None of this would have happened without my family ties." Her father has been her coach ever since and her mother supports her in all her sporting endeavours.
The Olympic Village is open and the very last preparations for the Olympic Games are underway. "This will definitely be a big thing," Aline Focken is looking forward to the time in Rio de Janeiro: "My goal is to deliver my best performance in Rio.
Her greatest success was the world championship title in 2014 for seniors. "And last year the bronze medal, that was also a super good result. Because it also meant the Olympic qualification for Rio," said the wrestler from Krefeld. "I am happy that I was able to get the qualification so early."
ALINE FOCKEN - THE WAY TO RIO
Aline Focken has taken a lot upon herself for her dream of the Olympics and for her sport: "Give up birthday parties, put on weight when others eat cake. When others go to the disco, I always trained." Doping was never an issue for her: "Doping is morally wrong. It is so dangerous and irresponsible from a health point of view. And it's also just unfair to see how much effort we put into it." Find out more about her way to Rio in the film.
With family and friends #forpureperformance
There isn't much time left for friends and family to dream about the Olympics: "Your whole life is geared towards it, even we as friends are geared towards it," says friend Jasmin Sefidroudi. "The best thing about Aline is that she always enjoys it, that it hasn't become a job or a profession," says her friend Lisa Hug. "With training twice a day, working in between, which I also do in training pants - there are no hours where you just go somewhere, put on some jeans, make up or just go out," says Aline Focken: "Of course I'm exhausted at the end of the day, but it's fun and it's what I like to do and love. I'm glad I can do it that way."
Her parents support her on her way to Rio and to practice a doping-free and clean sport: "Sport is a sporting achievement and not who dops best," says Aline's mother, Ulrike Focken. "I was warned about it from an early age. It is important for me to follow the rules of the sport," says Alien Focken: "It is morally wrong.
COUNTDOWN ON - BIG DAY IN RIO
The countdown is on - the big day is 17 August 2016. Aline Focken starts in Rio de Janeiro. The competition will start around 15 o'clock German time. Together with her club, KSV Germania Krefeld, there will be a public viewing at her hall in Steinstraße 73 in Krefeld. Then it's time to keep your fingers crossed! #GIVEVERYTHINGTAKENOTHING #forpureperformance
GIVE EVERYTHING IN RIO
Aline Focken gave everything today in Rio de Janeiro. She made it to the quarter finals and was cheered on by her team mates and friends of KSV Germania from home. The gallery gives an insight into the public viewing of her fight. #forpur#forpureperformance
Aline Focken – after Rio
Aline Focken gave everything in Rio de Janeiro. But what comes next? "It is important to me that you do what you want. I want to get up every day and do what I enjoy doing," says the 2016 Olympic participant. Before Rio as part of her dual career, she had already built up a second foothold as a sports therapist at medicoreha Welsink Rehabilitation GmbH in addition to sports. "The triple burden between sport, studies and work was, of course, relatively high at times," she says. But the Krefelderin took this load on itself for a good reason: "One does not fall deeply, if something goes wrong. And that's very important," says the athlete from KSV Germania Krefeld. We wish her all the best for the future.