Filoi Aokuso is our 36th Athlete to speak to us about making the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships Team. Members of the Spark Team will compete in Eugene (USA), from July 22nd to 27th 2014.

 

How did you get involved in Athletics?

Well my mum put me in little athletics and I loved it.

 

When you first heard that you made the team, what was your initial reaction?

I was happy and relieved because I didn’t make it to the previous juniors.

 

Are you doing anything differently in preparation for this competition?

The main thing is that my strength and conditioning programs are more structured

 

What are you most looking forward to about the trip to Eugene (USA)?

I’m looking forward to competing, I’m really excited and determined to do my best.

 

Who has been your biggest inspiration in this sport?

Being a thrower I would have to say Dani Samuels. She is an amazing athlete!

 

What advice would you give to someone who is looking to become a professional Athlete?

Stay true to yourself and never give up

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