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Riley Day


Name: Riley Day

Age (in 2019): 19

Sport: Athletics (Sprints)

Coach/s: Paul Pearce


Best result/s: Gold medallist at the Youth Commonwealth Games for the 200m (junior). Placing 9th in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games (senior)

Major goal for 2019: To be a finalist/ medallist at the World University Games

Most memorable sporting moment: Being the youngest female to ever compete in an individual event at the World Championships

Biggest challenge you have faced: Overcoming major anxiety before racing and managing uncontrollable nerves

What do you like most about your sport? The adrenaline rush you experience on the start line is like no other!

Who/what inspires you to achieve your best in sport? Sally Pearson and my Mum and Dad

Favourite food/drink: Pavlova

Favourite song/music: Anything by Luke Combs

Favourite movie: Mamma Mia