How I Started
I had always been somewhat athletic, but I had never competed until one day at the age of 15 one of my friends had asked me to come down to the track. A coach asked me to try the long jump and I picked up the skill extremely quickly. In my third competition, I came eighth at England Under 17 Championships. It was at that point I decided to focus on the long jump. I quickly improved and began dominating the junior scene. I transitioned into a senior athlete shortly after, and kept improving!
My Greatest Achievements
Becoming British champion in 2011. I was incredibly unwell at the competition, however, I managed to produce a winning distance on my final jump! I felt tremendously proud and glad that all of my hard work had paid off especially since I was able to win despite feeling unwell. It felt great to call myself the champion of Great Britain!
My Greatest Challenge
Balancing university and training as they were not part of the same institution. I would regularly be in California training whilst my classes would take place in London. I had to be very disciplined to make sure my work was completed on time. Thankfully, I was able to conquer this challenge and move onto newer and bigger goals!
In my spare time, I love going to the cinema, dancing and going to funfairs or theme parks! I am a massive film lover, and going to the cinema is a lot of fun. I also enjoy dancing! It keeps me in shape, and is fun! Another hobby of mine is going to funfairs or theme parks and riding rollercoasters. I enjoy the rush and they are always a great day out! My favourite meal is probably a palm oil bean stew with some plantain!
My future goals
My future goals are to finish my International career in great physical and mental health, and to be able to help other athletes progress to the levels I have reached in sport, and beyond! Through mentoring, management and physical training, I hope to aid athletes in finding their path and achieving their wildest dreams!
John Harding-PE Teacher, Disraeli Primary School
Our Sports for Champions visit has been such a success. Not only did it raise a significant sum of money for our school and Sports for Champions, it also left a lasting impression on the children and staff. Our athlete for the day Ezekiel 'Zeeks' Ewulo was brilliant throughout the day. His energy and enthusiasm inspired the children to get active and he was engaging during the question and answer sessions. He highlighted many of the skills needed to be a professional athlete and linked them to skills the children are learning in school. We are still seeing children trying to beat their standing long jump records at break times and all members of the school enjoy reminiscing about the day. It really felt like the event brought our school community together. A big thank you to Zoe who was always in contact and supported our school along the way. We look forward to our next event with Sports for Champions!