Tina Maze just won two gold medals at the 2014 Olympics with the help of her boyfriend Andrea Massi–who doubles as the head of her team as well as her trainer.
The two began dating on October 20, 2012, according to a Facebook announcement by Massi.
Maze of Slovenia does have another coach as well on team aMaze, Mauro Pini, but Massi has been with her for years and remains heavily involved in her training.
Massi is 47.
Whatever they’re doing is working.
She became the first person to win in the downhill and giant slalom ski categories at the same Olympics since 1972.
“This season’s plan was to show my best here,” Maze told AP. “I’m trying to be the best.”
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Massi did note the recent shake-up to the coaching team, which saw Pini replace a recently hired Walter Ronconi, who replaced Livio Magoni after Magoni quit last spring for a position with the Italian women’s team. Massi termed it “a difficult decision.”
Maze was struggling recently, which sparked the change, including going 21 races this year before winning one.
“Maybe she was just keeping it in her pocket for the Olympics,” Massi said.
Maze also earned silvers in the giant slalom and super-G at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.