TL Athlete of the Week: GAR’s’ Emmanuel Edoukou

May 23rd, 2017 4:37 pm - updated: 10:33 pm.


School: GAR

Year: Senior

Sport, position: Track & Field, 100m, 200m, 4X100 relay

Family: Marie Attiah, mother

Last week: Seeded ninth in the 100-meter dash, Edoukou shocked the field by walking away with a gold medal in 11.44 seconds. He also ran the third leg for the Grenadiers’ 400 relay team that took home district gold.

What he says: “I was really expecting that (100 meter) performance from myself. It was pretty great feeling to come out on top in the end. … I knew I was in the lead for a little bit and in the end … I don’t really remember much about the race, I just remember finishing.

Coach says: “It was really something. Coming in (seeded) ninth, he overcame a lot of adversity. He had a strong will to win this. It was finally his turn. He’s been running indoors for the last two years. Of anyone I know, he deserves it.” — Stanley Mirin, GAR head track and field coach

Favorite type of candy: Twizzlers

Cats or Dogs: Dogs

When did you start track and field?: Freshman year of high school

Favorite cartoon: “The Cleveland Show”

Last song you’ve listened to: “Fireflies” Owl City

Favorite sports team: Liverpool FC

Favorite chick flick: “The Fault in Our Stars”

Favorite action movie: “The Avengers”

Favorite memory from the season: Winning two gold medals at districts

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Medura, anatomy, biology

Trapped on a desert island one thing you would bring: xx

Favorite ice cream: Vanilla

Favorite Athlete: Lionel Messi

What do you put on your pizza: Bacon

Outside hobbies: Soccer

Favorite book: “The Boy with the Striped Pajamas”

A place you’d like to visit: Belgium

What are you binge watching: “Wentworth”

Future goals: Graduate with my bachelors and go on to something in the athletics field