Chelsea Edghill, a two-time Commonwealth Games medallist and one of Guyana’s most successful athletes, finds inspiration in her role as a role model. Named after Chelsea Clinton and Aretha Franklin, she credits Guyanese female Olympian Aliann Pompey with igniting her desire to compete in the Olympics.
Edghill recalls the moment she watched Pompey in competition and decided she wanted to emulate her. She has since had the opportunity to meet Pompey at the Commonwealth Games and describes her as friendly and encouraging. Their conversations have been a source of inspiration for Edghill, who values the ability to inspire the younger generation, particularly young women.
In her role as a pioneer and a role model, Edghill emphasizes the importance of perseverance and dedication. By setting a positive example, she hopes to inspire and empower the future generation of athletes. She also learned from Pompey the importance of continuing to fight and improve in her sport, which has had a significant impact on her career.