Sophie Yorke

Sophie Yorke
  • Sport:
    Age:
    20
    Town:
    Cheltenham
    Region:
    South West
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Key Achievements

  • 2017European junior championships , 100m hurdles, 5th

  • 2017British indoor Championships, 60m hurdles, 3rd

  • 2017England age group championships , 100m hurdles, 2nd

Interview

How did you first get involved in your sport?

I first got involved when I joined secondary school. I attended a few sessions with a friend and at that point I knew I wanted to achieve the best I could in the sport. After a year or so in the starter group, I joined the sprint and sprint hurdles group with my current coach where I upped my training and commitments.

What does a typical week look like for you?

My week consists of speed specific sessions, acceleration sessions, hurdle rhythm sessions and speed endurance sessions. These are mostly all followed by gym training. In the gym I complete Olympic lifting & general body circuits sessions. I spread this training over 4-5 days during the week.

What motivates you to continue in your sport?

I love improving in my sport. Having all my hard work pay off during my season is what drives me to want more and more to reach the best level I can.

Who is your sporting hero and why?

I don't have any specific sporting hero's like some may have. Instead there are a number of athletes I look up to and strive to be like. I feel those in athletics set such a good example to younger ones wanting to achieve the same level as them. Some of my favourites are Jessica Ennis Hill, Kendra Harrison and Bianca Williams.

What do you do in your free time?

I like to socialise and have my down time when I am not training or competing. I like seeing my friends and going out for food or shopping!

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