Sam’s full commitment
Sam Webster’s level of commitment is the reason behind his world success, and that’s according to the person who knows him best.
Webster’s mum Meren says her son showed this earlier on in his life when he was trying out different sports; even before he realised cycling was for him.
Webster, 25, discovered track cycling while attending Auckland Grammar School. He is now one of the best in the country, winning medals at several global events.
‘‘He is a very committed person. I remember when he was growing up, he and his brother tried out different sports and even then, he always gave it his all,’’ Meren says.
‘‘It was only after he tried cycling that he realised that that was the sport for him. And in true Sam fashion - he committed himself fully to giving his all to the sport.’’
Webster’s missed four birthdays away from his family and taken a break from completing his business degree to focus solely on his training for the Rio Olympics.
‘‘I am really, really delighted with him and proud of everything that he has achieved. He’s really looking forward to Rio,’’ Meren says.
‘‘I know that whatever happens in Rio, I don’t think he can give anymore because he’s given 110 per cent to this sport for many years.’’
Webster will be competing at his first Olympics in Rio.