Emma Philippe is our 27th 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?
I got involved in athletics through little athletics which I started when I was under 8’s.
When you first heard that you made the team, what was your initial reaction?
I was so happy, really excited but also nervous at the same time thinking about the comp and how important it is!
Are you doing anything differently in preparation for this competition?
Mostly the same preparation as always with a few extra sessions working on some technical stuff.
What are you most looking forward to about the trip to Eugene (USA)?
I’m looking forward to competing the most! But also the aspect of being a part of the team and meeting new people from around the world.
Who has been your biggest inspiration in this sport?
Umm someone like Cathy freeman who took the world by surprise when at the Olympics she won was really inspiring.
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to become a professional Athlete?
I would tell them to not give up and continue to work hard everyday and in every session to achieve their goals!! Also not let anyone get in their way or tell them that they can’t do it!