"Trust your instincts and work like crazy. I worked 24/7, but was happy to do so because I was passionate about what I was trying to achieve. You have to make sacrifices if you want to be successful."
"I have learned that it is important to always keep learning – knowledge is power – and to this end I have always read a lot. I love travelling too, so I can learn about and appreciate the world we live in."
"I had a dream, winning an Olympic medal, which I think is vital. Not everybody follows their dream, but don’t give up, even if it’s hard work. Hard work, commitment some talent and support can get you where you want to go, and that goes for anything, not just sport."
“For me, deadlines and keeping to them are vital. It turns a dream into a reality. It makes you focus on what needs to be done and it shows to others you’re serious about this project.”
“A good life is not about what you have, it’s about the contribution you make and who you are.”
“The most important things in life are the ones we really have to work for. Life is a series of experiences that we can learn from, and we often learn more when things aren’t going so well.”