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Posted: Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:30

GO GOLD Athlete of the Week: Kieran Wheatley

Kieran is a classic example to show how raw hard work does pay off! His consistent daily routine is the secret recipe for success, read about how Joel does it all here:

1. Describe your typical day

A typical day for me starts with early morning training and then home to get ready for university. Depending on when my lectures are, I will either work in my room on my assignments and essays or get ready to in for a lecture. I then have training again in the afternoon and strength and conditioning so it is a late meal, more work and then bed.

2. How would your friends describe you?

My friends consider me to be hardworking, motivated and committed, but with a sense of humour enjoying some banter with my swimming and university friends.

3. What has been your biggest challenge?

My biggest challenge has been starting university. I have had to get used to fending for myself, settling into university life and trying to keep training. As a swimmer I have always had to be organised and this has stood me in good stead starting university.

4. If you could choose one sport other than your to be really good at what would it be?

If I could swap sport and be really good at it, I would like to play American Football. It has been an interest of mine for a long time, but not something I could consider while I am swimming.

5. What is your proudest accomplishment?

It is hard to pick out one accomplishment I am proud of. Getting an unconditional offer from Sheffield Hallam to study would be one, but I think winning a bronze medal in the International Children's Games in Australia would be still my proudest accomplishment.

6. If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would you go?

If I could travel anywhere in the world I would like to go back to Canada (where I swam in the International Children's Games) and maybe into America.

7. Is there anything else you would like to add?

I would like to take this opportunity to thank GoGold for the funding and support you have given me over the years, without which I wouldn't have achieved all that have.

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