How I started
I began sprinting at the age of 14, but before that I was a part of the Football academy in school. I always played on the wing, which includes a lot of running on and off the ball. If you have ever played football then you will know that it is a very harsh game. I began sprinting after that stint at the age of 14 and immediately found I was quite suited for sprinting. I enjoyed sprinting and soon found myself attending school championships where I won three at the start of my career!
My Greatest Achievements
I believe my greatest achievement is when I won back to back Italian titles. These both brought me great pride as Italy is my heritage and I am so proud to be able to represent my country as their champion. It was an amazing feeling that inspired me to achieve even more in the future! And with myself heading to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics this year, it certainly did inspire me to push myself even further!
My Greatest Challenge
The greatest challenge I have come across in my career has to be the threat of injury. I have always been prone to injury so it can be a looming concern when training. Especially as we edge closer to events and championships, the threat of injury almost swallows you up. It’s a really difficult hurdle to clear. You just have to focus on the task at hand, this can help you to distract yourself from the anxiety that comes with an upcoming event. Keeping a clear head is always great. I find that going to the gym clears my head and gives me a massive sense of achievement too!
I am a big fan of music, film, fitness and documentaries! I love listening to all different kinds of music, I have an eclectic taste and love dissecting some of my favourite albums! I also love films, it’s great seeing new films and also the classics! Being an athlete, I also love fitness. It is one of the greatest things in life and I really enjoy being at the gym or out on a run whenever I can be. Just like my love for film, I also love documentaries. Knowledge is one the most important things in life and I think that learning new things is a great way to spend your own time! As for my favourite foods, I love Chicken, it’s high in protein which helps you build muscle. I do also love chicken wings, but they have to be treated as a reward for hard work. Not before events, but after. This helps to keep me ticking over and gives me something to look forward to!