How I Started
At the age of 14, my dad took me to the local athletics track where the coaches discovered my talent for sprinting. After struggling for a few years with illnesses, I finally had a breakthrough year when I won a silver medal in the English Schools Athletics Championships over 200m. It felt so good to finally be able to medal, I wouldn’t have changed this experience for anything. It gave me the experience and confidence to go on to medal again!
My Greatest Challenge
My greatest challenge in athletics has been illness. Throughout my career I have battled different illnesses and it’s this that has not only gotten in the way of my career, but also propelled me to new heights. Having to take time off built character for me, it lit a fire in me. I knew that I wanted to make it, and if I could come out of a rut including illness then I could do anything, it was this drive that these experiences gave me that got me to the Olympics in 2020.
My Greatest Achievement
My greatest achievement is undoubtedly becoming an Olympian. Often regarded as the top of the athletics world, the Olympics was something I had always aspired to compete in. It was a dream to have qualified, and even better, I ran alongside some of the top athletes in the world in the Olympics! Stepping up to the plate, in front of millions of fans worldwide put a lot of pressure once, but I also knew I had the drive and skill to compete. It felt awesome!
In my free time I love cooking, spending time with friends and family along with fitness! I love to cook some of my favourite meals like stir fry’s or even simple things such as avocado on toast. Being an athlete leaves me with little free time as I am training full time each week! This means that social time becomes a commodity, so outside of training I try to spends much time with the people I love as possible!