Georgia Griffith is our 10th Athlete to speak to us about making the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships Team. Members of the team will compete in Eugene (USA), from July 22nd to 27th 2014.
How did you get involved in Athletics?
I’ve always enjoyed running as well as all the school athletics days, so when I moved to Melbourne a couple years ago I took it as an opportunity to start training more regularly. I found a really great coach and squad and discovered this was something I really liked, which has lead to my involvement in the sport.
When you first heard that you made the team, what was your initial reaction?
I definitely think I was in a bit of shock when I found out I made the team, it felt unreal! I was absolutely ecstatic though, I’m pretty sure I was shaking a little! It was without a doubt the best phone call I’ve ever received!
Are you doing anything differently in preparation for this competition?
I am definitely training more consistently, making sure I don’t miss any sessions. I also think I have a lot more focus in training, and am really conscious to try and work as hard as I can, as I know it will pay off in Eugene!
What are you most looking forward to about the trip to Eugene (USA)?
I think it will be great to meet people who have a similar enthusiasm for athletics, as well as experiencing the atmosphere at the track up in Oregon!
Who has been your biggest inspiration in this sport?
Charlene Rendina, I think it’s really impressive how she has held the Australian record for 800m for over 30 years.
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to become a professional Athlete?
Probably to keep training hard and consistently.