Panny Antoniou
David Hall, an athlete currently studying towards a Physiotherapy BSc at Brunel revealed that his teammates were the main reason for his success He has had a triumphant career in athletics so far, seeing him win Brunel’s Sportsman of the year award at the Sports Federation awards which were held on the 26th of April.. This success has also seen Hall competing in the British University College and Sport (BUCS) Nationals where he placed first in the 400m breaking a decade old BUCS record.
However, Hall argues that whilst his achievements in the 400m were his most successful individual event he measures his success according to his achievements in the event which he is most passionate, the decathlon. As a decathlete, Hall takes part in a gruelling ten event competition which combines four runs, three jumps and three throws. These include a javelin throw, a pole vault and – of course – what some would say is Hall’s best individual event, the 400m. Hall states that his biggest achievement to take was taking part in the World Junior Championships which were held in Eugene, Oregon in the United States.
Despite all this success, Hall has remained humble, asserting that his teammates were the key reason for his impressive performances.
“The guys I train with are my inspiration,” he exclaimed, adding “I’m training with my mates who are all good decathletes so we help each other get to the next level.”
Hall has also lauded the facilities at Brunel, saying that the world class training setup was why he chose to attend our university. Hall argued that “the setup at Brunel is fantastic, the facilities are really good” demonstrating, once again, the significant investment in sport which the university has undertaken which has made Brunel one of the best sporting universities.
Hall has multiple plans for the future and, although he says the Brazil 2016 Olympics are too close for him to make the cut, he still aims to represent Team GB in upcoming international events. Indeed, one of his major aims is to represent his country in the 2020 Olympics which will be held in Tokyo. In the near term Hall is due to compete in the European Athletics U23 Championships which will be held between the 9th and the 12th of July in Tallinn which is the capital of Estonia.