Emmanuel Matadi will be representing Liberia at the Olympic in August 2016. As he prepares for his trip to Rio de Janeiro, the Olympian had a quick conversation with C Liberia Clearly.
What is the selection process to represent Liberia at the Olympic?
Liberia don't have an Olympia trial like the United States because we are few. There is a standard used and I met the standards for the men's 100 and 200 meters.
How long it took to prepare?
I have been training for this year's Olympic since October of 2015.
How confident are you about your performance?
I am very confident that I will be bringing home the gold medal and I am very excited about that. This is my first Olympic and I am well prepared.
Which one of the race do you prefer, 100 or 200?
I prefer the 100 meters because it is more enjoyable and honestly, it is shorter.
Do you have any message for your fans?
I appreciate all the support I am receiving. It is important that if someone is doing well, we share their story.
We wish Emmanuel a successful experience.