July 18, 2022
Discus thrower Samantha Hall makes her World Athletics Championships debut today. Staff Reporter Daniel Wheeler had a question-and-answer session with her.
Daniel Wheeler: What songs are on your playlist and what’s your favourite?
Samantha Hall: Mostly songs from Imagine Dragons because they are motivating, for me.
DW: Do you have a word or a mantra that you say to yourself when you’re competing?
SH: I always tell myself to go out there and do my best?
DW: How long have you been dreaming about making it to the World Championships and what is it like to make the team?
SH: It’s been years I have been dreaming about it. This year it has been about [World Athletics] points, so I tried to get in as many meets as possible to get here.
DW: Who is your favourite sports hero?
SH: I don’t have one.
DW: What do you do to calm your butterflies when you compete?
SH: I hum my favourite song. Anything from Imagine Dragons.
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