Interview with Denton Conteh before the World Street Workout Championship 2014 in Moscow

Athlete Information
Name: Denton Conteh
Age: 18
Country: England

What is your daily routine?
Going to college then spending most of my free time training.

Tell us something about your experience?
My experience in street workout have been pleasant, ever since I have started it has completely changed my life by making me become more mentally and physically stronger. In addition, I have become very ambitious.

Do you prefer to work in a team or individually?
I am mostly train by myself but I do prefer to train with friend’s as I get more motivation.

What is the strangest thing that has happened to you since you started doing street workout?
The amount of strength I have gained in such a short period of time.

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as a bar athlete?
Coming second in a UKBC competition and qualifying to compete in Moscow 2014

What’s your most memorable moment?
My first ever UK bar event as I had met a lot of new friends and top UK bar athletes.

Do you have any rituals or a mantra that you use to pump yourself up before a competition?
Not really, all I think about is executing my routines.

How do you mentally prepare yourself to do such complicated routines before you compete?
I try my best to not get over aroused, I stay focused and positive by picturing me doing the routine in my head and succeeding it.

Do you think Street Workout should be an Olympic sport and if so why?
Yes I think it should, as its growing and becoming more popular it will be more noticed which will attract more people to do participate. It may even motivate people further to train.

What do you expect from World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation in future?
Getting a lot more recognition as it deserves it in my opinion.

What was the first thought in your mind when you qualified to Street Workout World 
Championship to represent your country?

I was just privileged.

This year rules are split in categories and in order to win World Championship you must be perfect in static, dynamic and mixed elements. How do you perceive these changes in rules?  
I agree with these rules because a champion must be good at everything, not just one thing.

This Street Workout World Championship will bring together national champions from 65 different countries. How would you rate your chances to become a world champion?
I’m not really sure as I don’t know most of the participants I will be up against.

What’s next for (athlete name)? Competitions? Hard Moves?
I will be taking part in any upcoming competitions and I will be training for more advanced strength moves as well.

Any advices for someone who wants or his goal is to compete in the Street Workout World Championship?  
I will recommend being good at everything and by everything I mean strength, endurance and power. Also clean form

What can you say to all the participants before the championship?
Staying positive. As positivity is the key to success.