MADUAKA Joice < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 30 Sep 1973 in London, ENG
Height1.72 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Great Britain
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Woodford Green and Essex Ladies: Woodford, GBR
Name of coach Loren Seagrave
Coach from which country? United States
Training Regime She does not train between competitions on the European circuit to keep her body fresh.
General Interest
Hobbies Shopping, sleeping. (losseveter.nl, 19 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement "All of my sporting moments are the best." (summergames.lenovo.com, 31 Aug 2010)
Injuries She had corrective surgery on her eyes. She says the improvement in her vision helps to lessen the stress she normally feels when competing. (optimax.co.uk, 21 Aug 2007)
Other information FAMILY
Her parents are Nigerian. (IAAF Handbook, 2001)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
She was a regular ambassador for the Sporting Champions Scheme, where she promoted physical activity in schools. (nuff-respect.co.uk, 12 Dec 2003)

FACEBOOK REVIVAL
After injury cancelled her chances of representing England at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she appeared to be on her way to retirement. But after posting the quote, "when people show you their worst side, believe them", she received a reply from renowned coach Loren Seagrave, who liked the quote. Maduaka kept in contact with Seagrave, who eventually became her coach in Atlanta, Georgia. (spikesmag.com, 31 Aug 2010)