Hana Basic is our 1st 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 got involved in primary school (year 5). My PE teacher at the time suggested that I join the local little aths club
When you first heard that you made the team, what was your initial reaction?
Since I won nationals with a qualifier, I knew I was automatically in the team however to receive a call to set my place in the team in stone was incredibly exciting as well as a relief.
Are you doing anything differently in preparation for this competition?
I’m looking after my diet a lot more and actually taking into consideration the things I put into my body. I have also had to be weary of my sleep and ensuring I get enough rest each night
What are you most looking forward to about the trip to Eugene (USA)?
I’m excited to compete in the Championships obviously, but also to see the standard of athletes from all over the world
Who has been your biggest inspiration in this sport?
My biggest inspiration would have to be Sally Pearson, who started off competing in World Juniors herself and now has a gold from every major championship
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to become a professional Athlete?
Keep working and training hard to achieve whatever you want to achieve, because results will eventually come