Five Questions With Floritia Avina

Floritia Avina at LSSAA wrestling - Contributed Photo

Floritia Avina at LSSAA wrestling – Contributed Photo

Floritia Aviña is a 16-year-old multi-sport athlete from Walpole Island.

Avina who competes in soccer, track and field, wrestling, baseball, boxing, and MMA, currently is starring for the UCC Lancers, where she attends high school in Chatham.

A former Walpole Island Elementary School, and St. Elizabeth student in Wallaceburg, Avina has attended OFSAA for javelin, and qualified for SWOSSAA wrestling this year.

Below are Floritia Avina’s answers to CKSN’s Five Questions.

1. What is your career sports highlight/top memory?

Qualifying at OFSSAA West Regionals for Junior Girls Javelin and placing 2nd (my first year trying the sport), or Qualifying 1st-100m, 1st-200m, 2nd-Long jump, and 1st-Javelin for the NAIG 2014 in Saskatchewan for this upcoming summer.

2. Who is your favourite professional sports team and athlete?

The Detroit Tigers and three-time world champion Mary Spencer (female Boxer).

3. If you could achieve one thing/goal in sports, what would it be?

Make it to the Olympics for any sport I progressively become great in; or achieve a university scholarship for sports.

4. Who has been your biggest sports influence and why?

My biggest influences when it come to sports would be my parents because they are always supporting me with everything I do regarding sports, they are with me every step of the way, whether it be on the side lines of a soccer game, or in the stands of a tournament, and no matter the outcome they are always proud of the hard work I put in to the sports I play. My parents also taught me sportsmanship is key to become a successful athlete. And also my coaches because they always see the brighter side of me; and refuse to let me give up, they are always pushing me to do better than my best when at times I don’t see it.

5. What do you love most about playing sports?

I love sports because I am very competitive and I feel it is the best way I can express who I am. I also love sports because of the community you build between other athletes and coaches; it’s just a great thing to be apart of.

Five Questions is a weekly feature on the Chatham-Kent Sports Network. We’ll ask athletes from across Chatham-Kent Five Questions, and post their answers every week. If you know an athlete or coach we should question, or you’re an athlete or coach who would like to participate in “Five Questions,” please email us at ian@cksn.ca.

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    Gretchen 8 years

    Awesome job, Floritia!! Way to go!

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    Margaret 8 years

    Stellar!!!