How I started
I started athletics at the age of 13. It was a secondary school PE teacher that inspired me to join the athletics club and begin sprinting. I remember my first competition, and it was invigorating! After competing, I was enthralled by this passion and burn. I wanted to do better, and with every competition that passed by, I kept on feeling inspired to better myself and continue growing.
My greatest achievement
My greatest achievement is undoubtedly breaking the British record and qualifying as an Olympian. When I qualified as an Olympian, I felt relieved and thrilled, it was a fantastic feeling, and nothing compares! It was always a dream since I had begun competing, and it felt right when I was handed the spot!
My greatest challenge
My greatest challenge came from when I had surgery on my knee. Following the surgery, I had to relearn how to walk, which put me in a difficult situation; so many of the things I could once do were stripped away from me instantly! I overcame this by focussing on what I had. I had a great support structure and a strong belief that I would beat this and go on to compete again. This helped me immensely, and it was at that point, I began to block out everything I couldn’t do at that point and focused on the things I was learning in my physio sessions one step at a time. I took each day in my stride and stopped pressuring myself as these things take time, and it did. Thankfully I overcame it, and as a result, I am stronger than ever!
My hobbies include skating, editing videos and film! I have loved film since I was a child, and recently I got the chance to be an Amazonian warrior in Wonder Woman. It was like a dream come true! I enjoy editing my films in my free time, along with cooking! I love chicken wings, but they must be a treat! So I typically make myself bacon, scrambled eggs with avocado plantain.
My future goals
In the future, I aim to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Still, I would love to start a coaching academy and train the next generation of Olympians and Winter Olympians!