ALEXANDER Ayanna < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Trinidad & Tobago   
Gender Women
Born 20 Jul 1982 in Arima, TTO
Height1.52 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Human Resources - Mary Mount University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age 13.
Why this sport? Her brother recognised her potential and encouraged her to take up athletics rather than cheerleading.
Name of coach Emmanuel Jackson
Coach from which country? United States
Coach from what year? 2009
Training Regime "A full day would consist of weights in the morning. Then, a jump sprint workout in the afternoon with my coach."
General Interest
Hobbies Fashion, food, friends, family. (guardian.co.tt, 16 Oct 2011)
Most influential person in career Her mother who she describes as her "backbone". (guardian.co.tt, 16 Oct 2011)
Hero / Idol Jonathan Edwards. (guardian.co.tt, 16 Oct 2011)
Injuries In 2010 she sprained her ankle which by her own admission took her 10 months to fully recover from. She said that she used the time to prepare herself mentally for competing again. (guardian.co.tt, 16 Oct 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She cites her religious beliefs as being crucial to her motivation to succeed. "I am grateful for the gifts God has blessed me with and I will continue to jump as long as he gives me strength to," she explains. (guardian.co.tt, 16 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You must sow excellence in order to reap an excellent harvest." (Twitter Profile, 11 Jun 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games. (guardian.co.tt, 16 Oct 2011)
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