If you ask Nina Brunner (Betschart) to describe herself in just three words, she’d say: dedicated, calm, peace-loving.
If you asked anyone else to describe this dedicated, calm and peace-loving beach volleyball player, you’d need a lot more than three words.
You see, she has a great a track record and long list of accolades anyone else would die for, including two-time U21 World Champion, four-time gold medalist in European Underage Championships, and now EuroBeachVolley and Swiss gold medalist in 2021.
Most people would be happy to kick back and rest on such laurels. But, as far as Nina’s concerned, she’s just getting started, and the best is yet to come.
Originally from the small city of Steinhausen, Nina now calls Bern home. Not that she’s there much, what with a hectic playing schedule combined with a passion for travel. Barcelona, Paris and New York are just a few of her favorite destinations. But her true love is the ocean. For a beach volleyball player, that’s no surprise! As she puts it, “There is nothing like a calm morning or evening at the beach.”
As you might expect from someone so focused and so ambitious, Nina is already lining up her post-athletic career: she’s started distance education in psychology, with the aim of working with children in the future.
The expression “Time is what you make of it” fits Nina’s philosophy to a tee. With a senior European championship already in the bag, it doesn’t look like this young athlete is going to be slowing down anytime soon.