From an early age, Michela Moioli knew that she wanted to make the Olympic Games.
“I grew up with something like an energy in me.
“(It said), ‘You can do whatever you want.’”
It wasn’t long before the Italian team contacted the talented teenager to join their snowboard cross team.
“In that moment, my eyes started shining because when he said ‘Olympic Games’ – (it was) like my dream was really coming true. I will remember that day for the rest of my life.”
Her dreams of taking home an Olympic medal at her first Games were shattered – in fact, her whole career was on line.
She crashed in the final at Sochi 2014 and tore a cruciate ligament in her knee.
Moioli made it back from injury to take gold at PyeongChang 2018 and is now one of the stars of the Olympic Channel’s Against All Odds series.
Directed by Peter Porta
Executive Producers Olympic Channel: Yiannis Exarchos Mark Parkman
Co–Executive producers Olympic Channel: Federico de Mojana di Cologna Gregory Groggel
Commissioning Editor Olympic Channel: Mariano Amiune
written by Sara Beltrame
executive producer mediapro: Joan Úbeda
senior production manager mediapro: Pilar Razquin
production manager mediapro: Anna Salvany
cinematographers: David Arasa - Peter Porta
editing: Sara de la Rubia Peter Porta
sound mix: Miguel Arrieta
colorist: Sara de la Rubia
graphics: Asier Lasa - Sara de la Rubia