Used to firing the arrows, archer Semra Ferguson comes under fire for a change
27 May 2016 - 11:30 AM  UPDATED 27 May 2016 - 11:30 AM

What’s your warm up song?

Fighter by Christina Aguilera and Lose yourself by Eminem

What are you watching on TV / streaming right now?


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Favourite other sport?

Downhill mountain bike. My boyfriend does it.

Do you have any tattoos? 

I have 3 tattoos. One on the back of my neck (I had my name tattooed on my neck when I was 16, I want to get it covered up now!!). One on my ribs which says Dulcius Ex Apseris, it means sweeter after difficulties, it's the Ferguson clan motto. And I have "Remember what you're worth" on my inner left bicep. I got this one after a bad relationship.

To play me in a movie of my life I’d want …

Sandra Bullock. I think she's strong and classy.

What do you hope to see from Zela?

Even more coverage of the "not-so-well-publicised" sports. It's hard enough as women in sport to get publicity, but even more so with the not well known sports.

Who was your role model growing up?

My older brother. I always wanted to do whatever he did, that's how I got into archery in the first place.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?

I currently work in the beauty therapy industry and would like to start my own salon. I also want to study to become a dog trainer to train assistance dogs for children with autism.

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I'm just an animal person in general. My boyfriend jokes that if I had it my way, we would own a zoo. I have a cat and a dog who I see as my children. I love them both!