Sekou Kaba is a 2016 Olympian (his event: 110-metre hurdles) and motivational speaker who inspires students around the country.
When he arrived in the United States from Conakry, Guinea at the age of 10, Sekou didn’t speak any English. But he overcame that hurdle and participated in track and field, wrestling, basketball, and football as a student.
Now living in Ottawa, Sekou competes for Team Canada. Children everywhere will be in awe of what he can do physically and mentally, not to mention his intense will and positive attitude.
Hurdling is a discipline of athletics that requires incredible physical literacy and skills such as agility, coordination, balance, speed, running, jumping, and more.
Get to know Sekou better and help us welcome him to the #AfLfamily.
Q&A with Sekou Kaba
AfL: What is your biggest fear?
Sekou Kaba: My biggest fear is to fall victim of fear itself.
AfL: What is your proudest moment?
Sekou Kaba: Achieving my goal of becoming an Olympian.
AfL: What are your favourite ways to be active with the children in your life?
Sekou Kaba: Playing table tennis, playing tag, first to the door, and walks in the forest.
AfL: What motivates you?
Sekou Kaba: The curiosity of human potential motivates me to break through barriers everyday.
AfL: What is your best tip for parents struggling to make physical activity a priority?
Sekou Kaba: The body is meant to move. Physical activity is the most important thing next to your health.
AfL: Some other little known fact about you that you’d like to share?
Sekou Kaba: I’m am a professional photographer. I’ve shot weddings, corporate events, and other consignment work.
AfL: Please tell us in a few words why you’re excited to be an AfL Role Model?
Sekou Kaba: The youth are the future. The sooner we can guide them to lead better, active lives, the healthier they will be.