Interview with disability powerlifting athlete Ali Jawad
Lives: Tottenham, London
Ali has won the British championships twice and set British junior and European junior records. He is currently ranked number 2 in the world in the under 23 category.
Ali Jawad and I do Powerlifting.
Q How did you get into your sport?
A Well one day my friend took me to a gym across the road from my school and it started from there. The coach said I had potential and after that I continued with it.
Q What do you enjoy most about your sport?
A Competing - I like the buzz which is good.
Q What does a typical day in your sport involve?
A Well training, I go to the gym, obviously you warm up and do your session and then you've got all the other assistance exercises you have do do to get yourself fitter and stronger.
Q How do you relax when you're not competing or training?
A Going out maybe to the cinema I like going to the cinema.
Q What do you hope to achieve in your sport in the future?
A Well obviously go to London which would be very good.
Q What advice would you give to someone wanting to take up your sport?
A Firstly find a gym and then hopefully ?? support??