Ned Weatherly is our 1st Athlete to speak to us about making the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships Team. Members of the team will compete in Colombia, from July 15th to 19th 2015.
How did you get involved in Athletics?
Through primary school I was always kind of ummmmm lumpy during primary school so naturally fitting the big kid does the shot put and with some luck I made it to the national champs for primary schools and have loved it ever since.
When you first heard that you made the team, what was your initial reaction?
Hahah well I got the text while doing an exam during school so I kind of had to stay quiet regardless I was over the moon about making he team.
Are you doing anything differently in preparation for this competition?
I had a body cleanse at the start of my prep so I could drop a few Kgs and move faster over 100kg I don’t move to well under 100kg I do really well speed and fitness wise that is the only real change I made to myself and training.
What are you most looking forward to about the trip to Colombia?
The Weather I’m sick of Melbournes crap weather.
Who has been your biggest inspiration in this sport?
Marcel Lomnicky a hammer thrower from Slovakia he is my height and shows that a smaller guy can throw big distances in the hammer.
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to become a professional Athlete?
Its a lonely sport, don’t make everything so serious and remember why you started in the first place the love it :)