The second interview from our still quite recent all girls team trip to Kitzsteinhorn, Austria is now live online at Onboard Magazine. Yalda Walters doesn't let Elena off easy but grills her on tricky topics like her Hight Hopes journey to the Olympics webisode and last year's ESPN spread.
Here's one of her smart replies but you can read the full interview online.
"Growing up in the culture we have today, there is an idealism of what the perfect girl body is and part of me wanting to do that was to show that I’m by no means the ideal girl. I had body issue images, but I feel that I’m finally coming to a space where I’m happy with myself as I am. If I could just empower one girl to believe that, no matter how you are, you should love and accept yourself, then that was worth it."
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