Ana Cláudia Lemos Talks on Being a High Performance Athlete

By | January 29, 2019
ANA CLAUDIA LEMOS
Photo: Caio Guatelli

Ana Cláudia Lemos Silva born 6 November 1988) is a Brazilian track and field athlete who competes in sprinting events. She emerged on the international scene with gold medal wins at the 2010 South American Games and 2010 Ibero-American Championships. Lemos Silva is the reigning South American Champion over both 100 m and 200 m.  Her goal for 2019 is to became a sub10 sprinter and to brake her PB in 200m (22.48). 

Namita Nayyar:

You started off with football but soon realized that you had potential for athletics. What motivated you to make this switch?

Ana Cláudia Lemos:

I chose Track & Field because my first coach told me that I was talented. I compete for the first time representing my school without any training, although I ran 13.85 s barefoot. Soon I started to train and winning competitions. Then I realized that I could have a career on Track & Field.

ANA CLAUDIA LEMOS
Photo: Caio Guatelli
Namita Nayyar:

What is the best part about having your father as your coach?

Ana Cláudia Lemos:

Well… My father is not a coach. My real coach is Katsuhico Nakaya and he is like a father to me. I guess that the relationship between coach and athlete is pretty similar as father and daughter. It`s a relationship based on trust.

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