Name: Husayn Rosowsky
Place of birth: Sheffield
Current hometown: London
First senior international major event: 2009 Espinho World Cup
Best international result: 16th in Seoul World Cup 2012
Is this your first Olympics?
How did you feel when the BFA contacted you to tell you that you had been selected for the GB Olympic fencing squad? When I got the call I was speechless and of course very happy!
Where were you when you were given the news?
I waited for the news at home with my family, we were all very nervous.
Who did you tell first?
As they were there waiting with me, the first people I told were my family.
How do you feel to be representing Great Britain in your home country?
Purely the fact that I’m participating in the Olympics is an amazing feeling, but to be representing my country at home is a huge honour!
What aspect of being part of the Olympics are you most looking forward to?
I think feeling the buzz of everyone around you will be crazy, I’m really looking forward to being part of that whole atmosphere.
What do you expect the atmosphere to be like? I think it will be incredible!
The build up has been immense so I can’t imagine how mad the atmosphere will be over the actual Olympic period.
What is your goal for the Olympics?
I aim to win!
What will it be like staying in the athlete’s village?
I can’t wait, it will be amazing to be amongst such great athletes.
Are there any Olympic sports which are known for having particularly rowdy / partying athletes in the village?
Probably most team sports, like football, basketball etc. I’m not really sure though.
How is the team going to be preparing together over the summer?
Our preparation over the summer will involve training nearly every day, both sparring and strength and conditioning.
What will be your main area of focus in the build up to the Olympics?
I think the most important area of focus for me will be fitness.
Is your training routine going to change at all? How?
Training will change only slightly, for example we will be doing a bit more strength and conditioning, but other than that not too much.
Is your diet going to change? What will it be?
With my diet I try to stay as healthy as possible, and I make sure I don’t miss any meals.
Do you have a special breakfast on the morning of a competition?
No I don’t really have a particular breakfast before competitions, just what ever there is there too eat.
What will be key to your success on the day?
I think it will all come down to correct tactics.
Other than fencing, which sport are you looking forward to seeing most at the Olympics?
I’m most looking forward to watching basketball and tennis; they’ll be great to watch.
What will be the Olympic legacy for fencing?
If all goes to plan, hopefully we’ll get some great results, and consequently boost sport and particularly fencing in the UK.