Name: Cameron Pirouet
Q1) What got you into the sport you are competing in at the Commonwealth Games?
Going on Christmas shoots with my dad when I was young and really enjoying it. When I was then old enough to do it properly, I took it up professionally.
Q2) What’s your main motivation for being an athlete?
I like new challenges, beating my targets and other competitors.
Q3) What do you enjoy most about being an athlete?
The social side of meeting competitors from all around the world and sharing experiences.
Q4) What’s the best sporting advice you’ve been given?
The training no one sees is the training that is rewarded.
Q5) What have been your major highlights/achievements in your sport?
My major highlights have been winning a bronze medal in Oldenburg for my first international competition in Germany for the junior squad. I also recently won a bronze medal at the Junior European Championships for Great Britain.
Q6) Who has been most influential to you in your sport development and why?
My dad for being my coach and looking after me on days when it doesn’t go so well.
Q7) How is the Acorn Performance Pathway supporting you in your development?
It sponsored the talks at the Commonwealth Games meetings, for example, the one on drug testing, which was very informative and helpful.
Q8) Who is your sporting hero?
Pele – for staying true to his heritage and style of football even when it was unwelcome at the World Cup of the time. It later helped Brazil to win.
Q9) What international sporting moment really stands out for you and why? E.g. Britain winning gold in…; Mo Farah; Lewis Hamilton winning F1 title?
The London 2012 Olympic team getting a record-breaking number of medals as a team in their own country.
Q10) What’s the most important element of your preparation? (E.g. nutrition, sleep, other…)
Nutrition, especially having enough energy to be fully sustained and to help me concentrate throughout the whole match.