Natasha Perdue

Further Personal Information
Residence
Swansea, WAL
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Welsh
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up weightlifting at age 28.
Why this sport?
She initially competed in karate, but switched to weightlifting after her father died in order to try to emulate his achievement of competing in the sport at the Olympic Games.
Club / Team
KSC 07 Schifferstadt: Germany
General Interest
Nicknames
Tasha (Facebook profile, 03 Nov 2015)
Hobbies
Karate. (britishweightlifting.org, 13 May 2013)
Most influential person in career
Weightlifting coach Karl Grant and karate sensei Anthony Myhill. (britishweightlifting.org, 13 May 2013)
Hero / Idol
Great Britain weightlifter Terry Perdue [her father]. (dailymail.co.uk, 31 Jul 2012)
Injuries
She injured her back and suffered a leg spasm during her second lift at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She still completed the event, finishing 12th overall. (bbc.co.uk, 02 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not how you fall, it's how you pick yourself up." (bbc.co.uk, 01 Feb 2012)
Other sports
She was a national karate champion before switching to weightlifting. (bbc.co.uk, 11 Jun 2012)
Famous relatives
Her father Terry competed for Great Britain in weightlifting at the Olympic Games in 1968 and 1972, and her older brother Terry represented Wales in the sport at the Commonwealth Games in 1994, 2002 and 2006. (telegraph.co.uk, 24 Jul 2012; melbourne2006.com.au, 23 Mar 2006)