Saturday 3 December 2016

Equestrian - Elizabeth Mair

Published 17/07/2015 | 15:32

15 November 2014; Elizabeth Mair, Equestrian, Festina Lente Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
15 November 2014; Elizabeth Mair, Equestrian, Festina Lente Special Olympics Club. Special Olympics Ireland Squad and Portraits, Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Ahead of the Special Olympics in LA next month, we are profiling all of our athletes taking part.

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NAME: Elizabeth Mair

AGE: 36

SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES:   Equestrian

CLUB DETAILS:     Festina Lente 

QUESTIONS:

1) WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE AN ATHLETE WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS IRELAND?

I get the chance to meet new people; to go training and to learn new things.

2) WHAT ARE YOUR SPORTS AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH YOUR CLUB?

I have been involved in equestrian for 16 years. I also do Table Tennis and Tennis.

3) WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING AND PREPARATION ARE YOU DOING FOR THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

We do weekly training and monthly with Team Ireland. I plan to do some swimming and I already walk nearly every day.

4) HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT YOUR CLUB AND COUNTRY AT THE LOS ANGELES GAMES?

I was shocked but very happy and delighted.

5) WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS?

My best memories are meeting new people and making new fiends. I love seeing new places. Winnign Gold at National games and being selected to represent Ireland in LA 2015.

6) FINALLY, CAN YOU TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF (HOBBIES, PASTIMES ETC) AND YOUR FAMILY?

I love reading Brian O'Driscoll's new book as I am a big rugby fan. I love cooking and baking cakes and my favourite is chocolate cake. I love listening to the radio when I am on the bus. I am the eldest - I have one sister and one brother.

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