I don't know him but, despite a first freezing moment, I never thought that the next day he would not come to the appointment. And in fact, the next day, he arrives on time, smiling and cold, in the lobby of the magnificent hotel that hosts us, greeted with enthusiasm by staff and small fans.
He is worried that his coughing might disturb the shooting; we take a cappuccino and start with the interview.
"I started skiing in my home's garden"
From his uncle's bodywork to the uniforms of the Carabinieri Sports Centre, to crown his dream of becoming a champion.
Peter, but tomorrow parts for your fourth Olympics, you have influence and we are 'annoying' you, how can you be so serene? And with the light in his eyes he starts to tell of the family, the secret of his success and above all of his happiness.
His wife and children are his "powerbank", when he is at home, he accumulates the energy he needs to get down at 140km/h (his wife and mother to his children covers her eyes) on tracks around the world. He lives in a beautiful house with a view and tries to spend as little time away as possible from his wife Manuela and little Leon and Noah. He also reenergizes with gym time.
The hard training of Peter Fill
One is missing. There's always a lack of one medal on an athletes' shelf, one that you haven't won, just the one that motivates you to compete again.