“I meet my Strength and Conditioning coach and tech coach in these sessions. On Thursday I work a full day from 8.30am until 7.00pm dealing with clients. Work is good as it occupies my mind and stops me from over-analysing things.
“I work part time now as I have decided to give javelin much more time in the lead-up to Rio. I train on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for approximately three to four hours spilt in the day.”
“Then, when I got older, one day I just started field events, that’s when I found the javelin, so I have being throwing javelin from the age of 16. I have played basketball, GAA and I was also an 800m and 1500m runner, until I found the love of spears!
“My dad introduced me to #athletics,” she began. “He was involved with Dublin Striders and myself and my brothers trained there from about the age of eight.”
Nearly six months of recovery following vital shoulder surgery could have had a devastating effect on an athlete, but for javelin star Anita White, her own strength and determination has driven her forward to recovery and further success.