We Chat to TeamGB stars Perri Shakes-Drayton and Greg Rutherford
Perri and Greg have become much loved household names. Both have represented TeamGB in a range of high profile competitions - most notably London 2012, where Greg jumped into history with a whopping 8.31m, taking home the Gold medal on ‘Super Saturday’. Perri also had a great start to the 2013 season where she won the European indoor 400m title and achieved two personal bests, qualifying for the final round at the World Championships. With both athletes setting UK junior records in their respective sports (long jump and hurdles), they have both gone onto achieve worldwide success and are now gearing up for another fruitful season - with their sights firmly set on Rio 2016.
What Disney character are you most like?
Gregg: Dopey. No I’m joking. I’m going to go with Simba. I like Simba and I always wanted to sing like Simba too. The guys who sang for Simba sang fantastic and I was always very jealous of him.
Perri: Sleeping Beauty. I love my sleep!
What advice would you give your 10 year old self?
Greg: Often I had people telling me I’d never be able to do it. I took it on board and it really upset me at times. Looking back now I wish I’d have ignored it.
Perri: Take every opportunity you can. Anything you want to do try it, try everything that’s out there.
Take every opportunity you can