Zambia Athletics national team star Sydney Siame has expressed happiness over his performance in the just ended season where he broke two national records in 100 and 200m races.
And Siame says he id looking forward to breaking his season best records in the oncoming season that starts November, 2018.
In an interview with Goal Diggers! Siame reflected on the national records he broke and all the international competitions he participated in.
“It has not been an easy road and it keeps going. I’m happy with my performance in the just ended season and I look forward to breaking more national and international records. I have a good seasonal best in 100m with a time of 10.6 seconds and breaking a 200m national record with 20.18 seconds. It is not easy to break two national records in one season, I’m just so happy about it,” he said.
“I’m also hoping in the next season,I can reduce the time to 10 seconds flat. We have a very experienced coach at national level who ensures we train within time. This allows me to balance work and personal life. We train in accordance with the programme. Our coach understands we also have other pressing personal issues but athletics is my life. He is the reason I will achieve my goal of winning the world championships. I have already competed with world record holders and could reach the semi finals so am heading somewhere.”
The sprinter is ranked fourth in 200m in Africa and fifth among Commonwealth countries.
He further highlighted his achievements from athletics.
“All that I have now is because of athletics and that is the reason I give it my all. I was educated because of it, got a job through it and even my Nike sponsorship is totally because of it. Because it has brought me this far, I now have a big dream of wanting to be ranked first in the world in all my races. Success in this field does not come there and then but when it comes, it is worth the wait. There are no shortcuts and upcoming athletes should not for a second think of doping. It will just end their careers. They should work extra hard and work inertly. Discipline, hard work and determination will take them far. There is so much talent in Zambia,” advised Siame.