Leandro Dongo | Suriname – Pro Basketball/Wrestler | DL
Twitter: @LeandroDongo | Instagram: @leandro07dongo
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: My biggest accomplishment is where I have won the Carribean King of the beach wrestling tournament in Barbados by wrestling against 5 countries in 1 day with an injury. My whole team had given up on winning the tournament but I didn’t give up and won the title for the first time in my country’s history. Me and My brother Being selected for the first ever WWE Latin american tryouts 2018. I was also 5 time basketball national champs.
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A:The 2020 pandemic had a bad influence on my career. I Couldn’t train optimally but still found a way to work hard every day for my dreams of becoming a professional athlete. What i have learned from this adversity is that even in bad situations we still find a way to survive and to reach our goal.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: I have a major in fire science and I am a firefighter in my country Suriname(South America). If football doesn’t work out, I will still follow my wrestling career and train to become a professional athlete.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: I never played Football but always loved it and watch it and study it.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenge is taking care of my two beautiful children and wife and going to work every day and still find a way to work for your dreams of becoming a pro athlete.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: I would compare myself with a little of Ray Lewis and Lebron james. I am 6’7″ and weighing 270lbs but can still manage to be flexible and light on my feet for my weight.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength is my mind, motivation and discipline that I have and never stop working to become a professional champion.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: My preparation for the 2021 National Scouting combine is hard work and doing drills every day and my goal is to get noticed and be an interested Athlete for a scout or Professional Team or leagues.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement is when I would be seen by scouts and get a chance to play for any professional team there is out there in the pro leagues and become champions with them.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: Boxing, wrestling, basketball and weight lifting.
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be?
A: A positive impact that I could make is to open a charity for people who are poor and don’t have the same opportunities as others.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: My mother and my father are the most influential persons in my life because of what they have been through and still manage to keep me and my brothers away from crime and negativity in our neighborhood and country.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: Unique about me is that I always motivate another to be the best of what they can become in their life.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream Job is to be a professional athlete and do the sport that i like.