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Elena Baltacha

Elena Baltacha: My dad is my Olympic hero


Elena Baltacha does The Tennis Space Olympic quiz.

Apart from tennis, the events I hope to watch during The Games: Athletics, gymnastics and basketball.

The Olympian I would most like to meet during The Games: Usain Bolt.

What the Olympics means to me: It means an awful lot, especially as my dad was a medallist in 1980. I’ve wanted to be an Olympian all my life.

If I wasn’t a tennis player, I would like to have competed in this Olympic sport: Table Tennis

But definitely not this one: Diving.

My Olympic hero from past Games: My dad Sergei Baltacha.

The question that tennis players are most likely to be asked by other athletes: Where have you just been playing?

  • Pavel

    It’s Sergei Baltacha actually, the only tiny difference between the two being the fact that he was an amazing player