Advice and motivational words to the inspiring and budding athletes who all are your fans, they shall like to know from you, what they should do for their climb to ladder of success in the field of sports?
Things that I would tell the budding athletes of today would be: Stay true to yourself. You know your body and your mind better than anyone, always remember that. Don’t overthink or be too hard on yourself… you have the most success when things are fun and everything comes together when & as it should. You won’t have to force it when it’s meant to be.
You didn’t even know what the lanes were for when you went to your first track practice at the age of 12 and were able to beat everyone. As a child this must have been an eye-opener to the world of sports, never to look back. What would be your advice to young girls regarding sports?
I’d tell young girls who are interested in sports to try them all. I played softball, basketball, I did dance (Jazz), but I found that I had the most fun in track and field. Don’t be afraid to go out there and sweat! We (women) can do whatever we put our minds to. Do not limit yourself.
Your greatest success so far was at the 2012 Olympic Games, where you ran an excellent third leg on the USA’s 4x100m Relay Team, which not only won gold going away but shattered the world record, which had been held by East Germany since 1985. Looking back how would you define that success.
Winning the 4×100 and setting a World Record at the London Games in 2012 was a summation of all of the hard work I put into my craft beginning at the age of 12. Going out there that day, I just remember feeling so light and so happy and just proud to be competing for that top spot at the Olympics. I did not know it would result in a world record, so that was just the cherry on top of one of the greatest competitions I was able to be apart of.
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