Posted: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:00

GO GOLD Athlete in the Spotlight: Joshua Barsby

Joshua Barsby – a fantastic BMX driver with hidden talents in video editing and filming... and a phobia of snakes! He wouldn't last 5 minutes in the jungle!

1 What is your go to pre training snack?

My go to pre training snack is an apple or breakfast bar

2 Explain your ideal weekend

My ideal weekend is when I compete in Europe racing against people from a variety of European countries

3 What would be your dream job if not a professional athlete and why?

My dream job would be a sports physio helping people in cycling

4 What is your long-term goal in your sport? How do you plan to achieve this?

My long-term goal in BMX is to make a World Championship final I would have to do this by keeping up my training and keep attending the World Championships for the next years

5 What is your favourite 'cheat meal' when not following your training diet?

My favourite cheat meal is pepperoni pizza

6 Have you got any phobias? Or pet peeves?

My biggest phobia is snakes

7 If you were to win the lottery, what would you spend the money on?

If I was to win the lottery I would spend it on getting a BMX track built in my garden

8 What is your favourite holiday destination and why?

My favourite holiday destination is Lanzarote because I love the weather there and I like snorkelling in the sea

9 Do you have any non-sport related talents? Or any talents you would like to improve?

My non-sport talents are video editing and filming

10 If you could play any other sport, what would it be and why?

If I could play any other sport I would do boxing because I have liked watching it from a young age

11 Who is your role model and why?

My role model is Muhammad Ali because he has shown great dedication and discipline throughout his sporting career

12 Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your 18/15/12 year old self?

The advice I would give to my 18/15/12 year old self is: Make sure you work hard to the best of your ability. Always achieve your training goals

13 What major tournaments have you taken part in/ will be taking part in in the last / next 3 months? Tell us about it!

The major events I have taken part in in the last 3 months are: British Championships (4th), National Bmx Series (4th), Midlands Championships (1stRacing up an age) I will also be taking part in the European and World Championships in 2019.

GO GOLD Athlete in the Spotlight: Joshua Barsby

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