At the age of 21, Tuan Vinh left his household and flew to Italy alone to pursue excessive sports activities. In a very overseas nation, he steadily adapts to his new life and burns together with his lengthy cherished ardour.
– This Vinh! Since when do you know you prefer to play these adventurous video games?
I do not know, however it will need to have been since I used to be a child. When I used to be a child, the mango tree in entrance of the home was at all times my favourite toy.
Tuan Vinh smiled and replied.
Journey to search out the dream in Italy
Phan Tuan Vinh (24 years outdated) is a man who’s keen about excessive sports activities. Previously, he was a scholar at CAND University of Technology – Logistics and studied a serious that he was not very desirous about. In August 2018, Vinh determined to skip a 12 months of college to fly to Italy to pursue excessive sports activities.
Vinh studied overseas at a gymnastics college positioned within the South of Italy. For him, Italy is a land that offers him the chance to expertise and study the climbing tradition in Europe, the place the place journey climbing originated.
In the early days of coming to Italy, Vinh confronted many difficulties in communication as a result of he couldn’t communicate the native language. However, due to excessive sports activities, he is ready to talk simply and join with many pals and teammates in Italy.
“I see extreme sports as an advantage for me to connect with many local teammates. My language is from the heart, so everyone understands.”, Vinh shared.
Vinh turned over his pocket book and was fairly shocked when this August twenty seventh was the third anniversary of his arrival in Italy. A very long time handed shortly, however in any case, what remained in him was nonetheless the journeys together with his teammates to overcome many terrains in Europe.
In 3 years dwelling in Italy, he has conquered many terrains akin to Leo moto perpetuo 745m – the longest highway in Southern Italy, Verdon – the outdated mountaineering capital of France within the 80s, Mount Meteora – Greece, Pizzo D ‘uccello belongs to the Appenini vary – the spine of Italy.
Every day in Italy, Vinh usually explores, learns abilities of enjoying excessive sports activities from his teammates and applies the information realized from the University to rearrange his personal train program. Until now, Vinh has performed by means of many excessive sports activities akin to: sport climb (mountaineering), bouldering (climbing with out ropes), trad climb (conventional climbing), multipitch trad – sport (coordinated climbing).
“I don’t train and live like a professional athlete. The way I play adventure sports is more like a traveler’s hobby, both conquering and discovering different destinations. However, in each situation, I choose the right path for myself.”, Vinh shared.
– Playing some excessive sports activities, Vinh will need to have a whole lot of accidents, proper?
– I fall quite a bit, and in accidents, “thief 1 billion times”, typically I get
Tuan Vinh smiled and replied.
Looking again on the pictures taken through the Meteora hike in Greece a 12 months in the past, Vinh virtually mentioned: “This is probably the most memorable climb of my life and also the most painful fall.”
That climb, Vinh slipped and fell to the bottom from a peak of 10m because of a landslide. As quickly as he touched the bottom, he tried to roll a couple of occasions to cut back the pressure of the affect on his physique, however in his thoughts he thought he could not breathe anymore. But luckily, that point he solely broke his knee, with out another critical accidents.
Vinh mentioned he isn’t shocked by accidents when enjoying excessive sports activities as a result of it’s an inevitable factor. But from these accidents, he realized easy methods to defend himself towards the forces of falling, easy methods to join with teammates to help, save one another’s lives when climbing in lots of various kinds of terrain.
Each topic in excessive sports activities at all times brings him many various feelings, normally a sense of aid, serenity, typically exploding with pleasure. “When I push myself to the limit of my mobility to try to complete the climb, my emotions really explode. But after all those feelings, I love this life more than ever.” Vinh shared.
Passion and want to pursue excessive sports activities
“When I was in high school, I used to save money on food my parents gave me every day to have money to go hiking every Wednesday at a discount at the gym.”, Tuan Vinh talked concerning the first days when he began enjoying excessive sports activities.
After a couple of months of climbing coaching on the health club, a French coach supplied to sponsor Vinh to compete in Singapore. Received a sexy invitation, however he refused as a result of he didn’t need his dad and mom to find out about it. But then, this coach got here to the home to persuade Vinh’s household to let Vinh play.
And it was additionally the primary time he was allowed to go overseas and compete in knowledgeable surroundings. “I felt scared and difficult to control myself when I first climbed in outdoor terrain. My legs were shaking, but I knew I had to get over this fear.” Vinh talked about his first professional match in Singapore.
Vinh used to major in electronic mechanics according to his family’s wishes. But over time, he realized that major was not suitable for him. And then he decided to drop out of a year of university to go to Italy to pursue his passion for extreme sports.
“When I decided to seriously pursue this path, even though my father disagreed, he did not stop my decision. It was my father who helped me find a study abroad program between Vietnam and Italy to satisfy my adventure.”, Vinh shared.
Before coming to Italy, Vinh had never been trained in a methodical and professional manner, his climbing maneuvers at first were only instinctive, belonging to his inherent talent. However, it was those instincts that made him decide to seriously pursue his passion.
Time has flown by, so far Vinh has been pursuing extreme sports for 7 years. Everyone asked him why he chose to pursue such extreme sports, but even he himself could not give a specific reason. For him, climbing, conquering different adventurous terrains is a way to enjoy and explore life.
– Tuan Vinh, what do you want to do in the future?
– I want to be an adventurer
– So, what of the world do you want to explore?
– I want to explore Vietnam, where I want to dedicate most of my life.
Vinh wants to use the skills learned from extreme sports to explore the world and develop himself more in the future. In the future, he hopes to train a generation of good and unique adventure climbers. As for the rest of the sports in extreme sports, he wanted to share more experience instead of intensive training. Because he thinks extreme sports are too broad and everyone involved in the game needs to accept a different level of risk and handle it differently, no one is the same.
Sharing about his experience of playing extreme sports, Vinh said that he learned a lot from his mistakes, from teammates and even luck in each game. However, Vinh’s formula for playing extreme sports boils down to: Basic stability, self-improvement, experience and luck. And self-study is an important and indispensable part of extreme sports training.
“My purpose for coming to Italy was to pursue extreme sports. I see this trip as an adventure for me to learn, enjoy living with my dreams and passions every day.”Vinh said.
For Vinh, every new day is a journey of self-discovery and living to the fullest with passion…
Mai Bao Tram