GETTING TO KNOW VALENTINA COLLAZOS

Sept. 20, 2012

GETTING TO KNOW Valentina Collazos:

  • WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT AS AN ATHLETE?

I would say it was when I won my first bowling medal when I was 13-years old. Every medal can be important, but the first one is the one that determined what I wanted to do in my life.

  • WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST MOTIVATION? WHY?

My mom and ger craziness. Because for her nothing is bad and everday is a new day.

  • TELL US SOMETHING IMPORTANT ABOUT YOURSELF.

The most important thing after my family and my team are my kids from my foundation back home called "Fundacion Carino". We have 80 kids with economical difficulties that go see us for our daycare services, free meals and education.

The link for her foundation can be found here.

  • IF YOU WERE TRAPPED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD HAVE ANY THREE ITEMS IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE?

1 - Rosary: To dedicate a prayer to God after talking to him
2 - Turtle: Because turtles never lie and they're my favorite animals
3 - Water: To survive!

  • WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT MANY WOULD BE SUPRISED TO KNOW?

That I have very many but funny allergies. I'm allergic to spicy food but I love going to Chipotle. I'm allergic to wearing new clothes and to sit on the grass.