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    London Spotlight Series: Alysha Newman

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    • Author Jeremy Hick
    • Date February 28, 2020
    • Categories
      Sports & Recreation, Things To Do
  • Alysha Newman has been (quite literally) raising the bar since her record-breaking high school days at Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School.

    Building on her high school success, Newman has continued to vault herself into the national record books and onto the podium at various international competitions, including a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 2016 Olympian is currently Canada’s female indoor and outdoor record holder in the Pole Vault, and is making a run at her second Olympic Games later this summer in Tokyo.  

    5 QUESTIONS WITH olympic pole vaulter Alysha Newman

    Tourism London caught up with Alysha and had the chance to ask her a few questions about her hometown:

    A montage of images of olympic athlete Alysha Newman training and competing

    Tourism London: Where is your favourite place to train in London?  

    Alysha Newman: My favourite place to train in London would be TD Stadium and REV3K.

    Aerial view of a packed TD Stadium during a football game and the interior of REV3K Fitness Centre with people exercising and lifting weights both locations london, Ontario
    TD Stadium and REV3K Fitness Centre • London, Ontario


    TL: Where is your go-to place for a "cheat meal" in London?  

    AN: I love eating Prince Albert’s Diner - I always get the Milkshake, burger, and French fries. 

    An exterior view of Prince Albert's Diner's main entrance and a view of the main dining room London, Ontario
    Prince Albert's Diner • London, Ontario


    TL: Favourite sporting moment that happened in London? 

    AN: My favourite sporting moment and memories in London would have to be watching Mother Teresa Secondary Hockey Team - such sentimental value.

    TL: Favourite patio to grab a drink on a hot day?

    AN: My favourite patio would absolutely be Barney’s - Drink of choice, French 75

    An overhead view of Barney's Patio at night with large groups of people sitting and standing, located in London, Ontario
    Barney's Patio • London, Ontario


    TL: What’s the one thing you tell people that they HAVE to do if they come to London?

    AN: If you visit London, make sure to check out Rib Fest - personal favourite summer memory (&) watch London Knights hockey.

    People lining up to purchase Ribs from various vendors at the annual London Ribfest & Craft Beer Festival held in London, Ontario
    London Ribfest & Craft Beer Festival - Canada's Biggest Party 


    Be sure to follow Alysha on her social media channels to follow along with her quest for her second Olympic team! 

    Twitter: @alysha_newman94

    Instagram: @alyshanewman

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