Myriam Soumaré (pictured) was 18 when she first tried running, comparatively old in the world of athletics. And even after winning a gold medal for the 200 metres on Sunday, running is still not her passion in life.
When Myriam Soumaré leaves the running track, she likes to leave the world of athletics far behind her.
Even her 100 metre bronze medal in the 2008 European Championships did not convince her that athletics was to be the core focus of her life.
“In all honesty I didn’t really like it when I started at 18,” she said after running the 200 metres in 22.32 seconds at the Barcelona championships on Saturday, the third fastest speed recorded this year.
“Today it all went well, but I wouldn’t say it is really a passion of mine. Maybe it will never really be a passion. But I like what I have done.”
Date created : 2010-08-02