In a West Cork Minute with 400m runner Scott Gibson

May 9th, 2016 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Scott Gibson.

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He competed at the 2015 European Junior Championships, but 400m runner Scott Gibson (18), from Bandon and a student at Cardiff Metropolitan University, lost his battle with a table tennis table in France. You win some, you lose some ...

How would your best friend describe you? Eccentric.


Who was your sporting hero when you were 10 years old? Steven Gerrard, my favourite Liverpool player.


Tell us a funny story from your childhood: When I was on holiday in France I climbed on to a table tennis table which was set up in practice mode. It collapsed and I was trapped within the jaws of the beast with my legs hanging out and I couldn’t get out. I had to be rescued and taken to hospital.


Where would you recommend for a weekend away? York - it’s my mother’s home town. It’s a beautiful walled city.


If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring? Sun cream, a kayak and 

Bear Grylls’ survival book.


If you could go back in time, where would you go and why? Venice during the Renaissance Period – I enjoy the Assassin’s Creed saga.


What song best describes you? Bonkers by Dizzee Rascal.


What is your least favourite word? Morning.


What’s your favourite knock-knock joke? Knock-knock. Who’s there? Europe. Europe Who? No you’re a poo.


What’s the world’s greatest invention? Cars.


If you know you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day? Having a BBQ meat feast ... and a nice hot bath after.


A penguin walks into the room wearing a sombrero, why is he wearing it and what does he say? 

The weather’s hot and he says  ‘Alright boys, it’s roasting out there!’ 

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