In this sculpture I wanted to immortalize a female Olympic champion in the highest of her splendor, expressed with a single gesture, in a frozen movement. But the transition from the idea to the completed work wasn’t that easy as it may seem. The difficulty lay in rendering the airiness of the push and take-off moment, and I’m proud of succeeding in the challenge. This sculpture symbolizes life energy and dynamism. Carrara’s white marble has proved to be a great choice for its pure and noble colour.