Athlete: Idriss Coulibaly Availability status: Available
About Idriss Coulibaly
My goal is to combine my academic studies and my athletic talent. In my country I do not have this opportunity. I have the motivation to work hard in the two so that I can make an impact at the college I represent. I will give everything to get there.
Sport: Track and Field
Citizenship: Cote d’lvoire
Height: 1m 94
Date of birth: 02/04/1993
National Championship (2014): 1st with 1m85
What makes you different?
Firstly, I love competing and I get to make progress with my training. Sometimes I have to go a few months without training from a coach and my workouts are reduced to just jogging but even without the coaching I’m always in the top 3 of the best jumpers in height.
When I like something I immerse myself in it and I do everything to achieve my goals because I love challenges. Many coaches have told me that I have a lot of talent but in my country I am limited with opportunities to excel in my sport. That is why I know with the training in America and the opportunity to compete more, I will do great.
All that I have to say is that if I have this opportunity to study while playing sports I know I can do something great and I am sure of that.
Why do you want to compete in college?
Being part of a college in the US would be a dream come true for me. This will allow me to achieve my goals in sport. In an American college I would be able to have good workouts, training and quality studies. Living the American dream will be a rewarding experience for me and I will always do my best.
Track and Field and life Goals?
I would like to fly the national jump record height in my country, be an African champion and be the new record holder. I would also like to participate in major competitions such as the World Championships and the Olympic Games and I would love to win a medal.
After sport I would like to have an agency like Athletes USA and help Africans and athletes worldwide achieve their dreams.
Anything else we should know?
I attended two enhancement courses for high jumps and the trainee teachers told me that I had talent. I also play soccer and I like dancing and singing. I also like drawing, painting and art in general.
I want to earn a diploma, be well trained and have knowledge worthy of the USA for a managerial career.