Q&A: Getting to know Luvo Manyonga

August 9, 2017
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August 9, 2017 Admin

Q&A: Getting to know Luvo Manyonga

South Africa's Luvo Manyonga in action in the Men's Long Jump Final during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

This will sound a bit cheesy but spending time with my girlfriend. She literally puts me in a state of calmness, I can’t even explain it

  1. What do you fear? ­­­­

I fear not succeeding. I put so much work into my craft that the thought of not making it kills me

  1. What is your pet hate?

I intensely dislike people who think they better than others just by judging them from the outside

  1. What’s the strangest instruction a coach has given you?

It’s was so strange, I can’t even share it…

  1. What is your greatest extravagance?

I have a sweet tooth, so I don’t mind spending money on sweets, chocolate and snacks in general

  1. Which words or phrases do you overuse?

“You know what I’m saying?”

  1. What talent (other than sport) would you like to have?

To sing

  1. What is your most treasured possession?

At this moment, it has to be my Olympic & World Championship Medals

  1. What movie should everyone watch?

Race – it’s about Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history

  1. What is your favourite view?

The view of the ocean, it’s so beautiful, to think that God created something so big always brings me to a place of thankfulness