PARSONS Tom < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 05 May 1984 in Birmingham, ENG
Height1.92 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Birmingham, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Librarian
Higher education Sport Studies - University of Wales Institute, Cardiff: Cardiff, WAL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? At age 11 at Solihull and Small Heath Athletics Club.
Why this sport? He used to enjoy watching the major championships on television and was fairly good at athletics compared with his peers.
Club / Team Birchfield Harriers: Birmingham, ENG
Name of coach Fayyaz Ahmed
Coach from which country? England
Training Regime He trains 15-20 hours per week.
General Interest
Hobbies Skiing, tennis, reading and supporting English football club Aston Villa. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Representing Great Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Most influential person in career His mother, his physical education teacher Mr Jones for letting him practice in the school gym and always urging him on, his current coach Fayyaz Ahmed, and former coach Mike Dolby. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Hero / Idol British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards. (Athlete, 31 Jul 08)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He often wears his 'lucky' Villa socks when competing. (thepowerof10.info, 28 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Being good is easy. Being great is what counts." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)