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Olivia Piana

Disciplines: Women’s SUP Distance Race and Technical Race

Age: 26

Nation: France

Titles: 4th place at the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games; winner of the 2016 ISA European Championship of both races, technical and distance; ISA Women’s SUP Distance Race and Technical Race Silver Medalist 2013 and 2016. 

About: I grew up in the French Alps. I became a water sports addict when I tried windsurfing. I've been a pro windsurfer from 2006 to 2010 (Slalom discipline). 

I discovered SUP racing in 2011, and I have been paddling ever since. SUP is so polyvalent. You can be on the water every day and under every condition. I especially love downwind.