Monday 18 December 2017

Gymnastics - Aoife O'Sullivan

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

NAME: Aoife O’Sullivan

AGE: 25

SPORT COMPETITION AT GAMES: Gymnastics – Rhythmic

CLUB DETAILS: Owenabue Gymnastics Club

QUESTIONS:

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

Before I joined Special Olympics I was not an Athlete.  At the moment I enjoy being an Athlete and it has changed my life.

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

Gymnastics – I have been doing it for over 20 years.

Badminton – I have been doing it over 16 years.

Swimming – I have been doing it over 22 years.

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

I do 4 days extra Training with Owenabue Gymnastics Club and I do one day a month with TEAM IRELAND.

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

I got a shock and a surprise when I received the letter telling me I had been selected to go to LA. I couldn’t believe it!  I am looking forward to representing myself, my country and my Club.

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

I got to see my favourite soccer player from Real Madrid – Kaka.

I have a lot of memories and moments that inspire me and I always enjoy every minute of it.

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

I am interested in everything with the likes of Music and Sports.

I adore my family, relatives and friends.  I am sporty and like to keep going.   In the past I have always enjoyed my soccer and break dancing.  I am known as a B-Boy because my friends got me into it.  I am a female Rapper as well.

 

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