Toni and Seun

Today is a travelling day for Toni, Jess and the Ratingen team. They’re also picking up their Team GB kit for Rio when they land in Birmingham but we’ll pick up on that another day. For now, it’s time to meet another one of the team.

Seun Okome is, according to Jess, the gentleman of the group. I haven’t seen any behaviours from Toni or John to challenge that title.

After his attempts at an English Institute of Sport version of Through the Keyhole it’s Toni’s turn to become interviewer although whether he’s more James Corden than Larry King is for you to decide:

To supplement some of the information Toni didn’t get to, here’s Seun’s responses to our questionnaire:

What’s the first thing to enter your mind when you wake up on a training day?

The first thing that comes to mind when I wake up is how I will survive the session

Tell me your favourite Toni story.

There was a bird in on the track at the EIS, and Chell felt the need to become a pigeon whisperer which weirdly enough he seemed to be good at. Eventually the pigeon was led outdoors due to his remarkable yet weird skill.

Who trains and who complains the hardest?

No comment, I love life ūüôā

What’s your favourite / least favourite¬†type of¬†training?

Favourite type of training is technical training for triple jump.

Least favourite is RUNNING!!

If you could have any superpower – what would it be?

Super SPEED.

What’s your typical meal and snack line up¬†on a training day?

I never eat before training, maybe the occasional rice cake or nuts.  

What’s your usual pre-jump routine?

Warm up with uplifting music, while telling myself “You have a goal to achieve, and NO one can stop you except yourself”.

Describe the perfect 2016 for you.

To achieve a high 15m+ jump.

To attain a higher level of focus not just in sport, but educationally.

Quick-fire round:

Favourite training music?

Kevin Gates – On My Own

Favourite chocolate bar? (If you have one!)

Ferrero Rocher

Favourite film and why?

All Marvels films

Biggest inspiration?


What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever received (that you’re able to share!)?

Always PRAY!! and have faith in your God-given Talent.