I was born and raised in Cyprus. I have an English mother and a Cypriot father, so it’s two completely different cultures. I mean everything’s different –- Christmas, Easter and things like that, so it’s very interesting. The food is different. It’s the traditional souvla and haloumi and then obviously the English one is Turkey and gravy and potatoes, so it’s quite a different feeling between the two Christmases.
I’ve been traveling since quite a young age, so I feel like that has helped me to become more of a well rounded person by finding out about more cultures or meeting new people and getting to know new people as well.
I also have quite a lot of pets. I have like 14 cats and a couple of dogs have a hamster as well. So I feel like, being able to take responsibility for those – it’s basically like having lives depending on you – taking care of them and everything, I feel like that has helped me to become who I am today.
I feel like everyone has had memorable experiences that taught them some great life lessons. I feel like for me, the first time I traveled on my own with school to Lithuania was quite a unique experience. It actually helped me realize how you have to be responsible for yourself and take care of yourself. It was the first time I’d been to Lithuania, because when we travel, we mainly go to England to see family.
We followed up with Sofi during the Games to hear about her experience in real time. Here’s what she had to say!