Questions about Competing

  • What were your early days of competing like? When did you realize you stood out from the rest of the competition?
  • What do you wish people knew about your sport?
  • What was the hardest thing to sacrifice in order to be an Olympic or Paralympic athlete?
  • Describe a time you felt like quitting, and what motivated you to continue.
  • What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment?
  • Do you remember the night before your first Olympic/Paralympic competition? What was it like?
  • What is your best memory of your Olympic / Paralympic experience outside of competition?
  • What role did your teammates play? Are you still in touch with them today?
  • What is it like to be at the Olympics/Paralympics outside of competing?
  • What is it like to meet athletes in your sport from different countries? Have you ever developed a relationship with a competitor?
  • Where do you hope the Olympics/Paralympics will be held some day? Why?