Q&A with Holly Bleasdale

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What was your first Olympic Games Memory?

Kelly Holms winning double gold.

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

Bolt’s three world records in Beijing 2008.

What has been the best ever Olympic Games and why?

2008 – Beijing It was the first Olympic Games I fully watched and I enjoyed supporting the GB athletes.

Favourite athletics venue?


Do you have any pre-competition superstitions?

I don’t have any as I’ve forced myself not to create any as you don’t need excuses for anything psychologically.

Best friend in athletics?

Helen Clitheroe.

Pre-competition meal?

Chicken and vegetables.

Sporting hero?

David Beckham.

What other sports do you like?

Football and gymnastics.

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

A police woman, PE teacher or a physio.

Favourite film?

I love lots of films but Lord of the Rings.

Favourite TV programme?

Friends, Celebrity Juice and Made in Chelsea.

Favourite music/group?

Coldplay and Michael Buble.

Favourite foods?

Chocolate, gammon and cheesecake.

Food dislikes?

Carrots and salmon.

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

David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston and Michael Buble.

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

iPhone, hamper full of chocolate and my pillow.

Dream date?

With my partner in Mauritius on the beach.

Interesting unknown fact about yourself?

I have a screw in my foot.

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

Spikes, glue, tape, towel, socks, jelly babies and my iPhone.

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

Miley Cyrus – The Climb.


Q&A provided by UK Athletics


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First published on: 8 August, 2012 12:00 am