Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||In 2004 in Reading, he got his dad to take him to the velodrome every Saturday morning.
|Why this sport?
||He was watching the Athens Olympic Games and saw Chris Hoy win the kilometre and thought it was the coolest thing ever.
|Club / Team
||City of Edinburgh: Edinburgh, SCO
|Name of coach
||JP. (swarbrick.blogs.com, 27 Oct 2009)
|Hero / Idol
||Sir Chris Hoy (swarbrick.blogs.com, 27 Oct 2009, bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010).
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||He listens to rock music before competing to get him pumped. (bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"It's not just about winning, it's making sure you are prepared to deal with losing as well." (bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
"Everyone has setbacks. The journey to the top is not just a straight easy ride. It's alright when you're winning, but when you're not and things are going wrong, how you deal with that makes a true champion." (bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)
||His dad is also a cyclist. (inthewinningzone.com, 17 Sep 2010)
||His dream is to become an Olympic champion (bbc.co.uk, 17 Sep 2010)