What inspires you?
What inspires me is my family. My parents came to the United States with very little and created an environment for me to grow and learn. I wouldn't be the strong independent woman I am today if it weren't for them.
What is a technical aspect of your sport you are focusing on or have previously improved?
Mechanics are every thing in this sport, so a millisecond of error can be the difference between a medal and sitting at home.
This week, we had the great opportunity to catch up with aspiring track and field sprinter Antoinette Padilla. She is a driven athlete who despite the challenges that may distract her from her goal, remains encouraged and perseveres towards her dreams.