Athlete Profile: (Stelios) Alex Koukouravas

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Name

(Stelios) Alex Koukouravas

Course

MSc by Research in Oncology 

College

Linacre

Sport

Basketball

Club

University of Oxford Basketball Club

Highest Performance Level

International

Best Achievement

Winning bronze at European championships and being selected as part of the All-Star Five or being part of the winning team at the 'BBL all-stars' tournament

Short Term Aspirations

Lead Oxford University to get promoted and continue to raise Basketball Wales' inter/national recognition

Long Term Aspirations

Captain Wales in the Commonwealth Games

How did you get into the sport?

My dad played high level basketball so I wanted to be like him from a young age - then I fell in love with the game

What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?

Planning times you can do each of your obligations including rest times/days where you take it easy. Be self reflective and honest with where you can improve with time management also

How have you managed training during lockdown?

Tried many different types of training and have adapted my training goals