Q&A with Yamile Aldama

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What was your first Olympic Games memory?

Atlanta 1996. I saw the greatest boxer of all time Muhammad Ali.

What has been the best athlete performance even in an Olympic Games?

Bob Beamon 1968

What has been your best ever Olympic Games and why?

Sydney as it was my best performance so far.

How did you find out London was to host the 2012 Olympics and where were you at the time?

I live in Lonon, it was all over the news and a very exciting time.

What are your hopes for London 2012?

To do my absolute best!

Best friend in athletics?

Frank Attoh.

Pre-competition meal?

Anything but has to be 3-4 hours before I compete.

Sporting hero?

Rafa Nadal.

What other sports do you like?


If you were not an athlete what would you like to be?

A pianist.

Favourite film?


Favourite music/group?

Tina Turner.

Favourite food?


Food dislike?

Plain cheese sandwiches.

Favourite subject at school?

Literacy and history.

If you could take 3 people out for dinner who would they be?

My husband and my two children Amil and Diego.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 items would you take with you?

My husband and my two children Amil and Diego.

Who is your dream date?

Rafa Nadal.

Interesting unknown fact about you?

It took me two days to travel to a competition in Congo. I arrived on the day of the competition and won [in] 14.90m.

Do you have a lucky charm?

Eye jewellery brought in Greece

What is in your kit bag when you go out onto the track?

Spikes, music, fruit and a skipping rope.

Do you have a motivational song, if so what is it?

Tina Turner.


Q&A provided by UK Athletics


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First published on: 5 August, 2012 12:00 am

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