"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."