Athlete Spotlight – Saheed Alawiye

Hometown: Airdrie

How were you introduced to the sport? I went to a sports event at age six, played basketball, enjoyed it and stuck with it.

Are you involved in any other sports? Yes I also take part in wheelchair racing. My events are 100m, 200m, and 400m.

Any pregame superstitions/rituals? On the court? Having a mindset that whatever happens on the court stays on the court.

Pregame meal? Sandwich from subway.

Favorite song to warm up to? Knucks – Home

What is your favorite memory playing wheelchair basketball? Playing with my family and friends at previous schools.

What motivates you to work hard? Improving my skills to be able to bring more attributes to the team.

How are you feeling about Canada Winter Games? I’m excited to see where myself and the team can go with the competition.

How have you been preparing for the Canada Winter Games? I’ve been going to all practices. Practicing in and out of the gym. Along with keeping well mentally.

What is your goal for the Canada Winter Games? To enjoy the experience with the team and give the competition my all.

Do you have any advice for someone wanting to get involved with wheelchair sport? It’s a fun sport which anyone with a disability can enjoy.

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