- Further Personal Information
- Athlete, Coach
- Higher education
- Coaching, Exercise Science - University of Canberra: Australia
- Sport Specific Information
- When and where did you begin this sport?
- She began weightlifting in 2012.
- Why this sport?
- She initially wanted to improve her fitness and started out competing in cross training. She coached herself for several years before deciding to focus on weightlifting in 2012 after taking part in a local competition.
- Club / Team
- Strive Weightlifting Canberra: Australia
- Name of coach
- Lyn Jones [national], AUS
- General Interest
- Several injuries bothered her in 2014, including at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, resulting in a need to undergo hip surgery and shoulder surgery after competing at the world championships the same year. (AWF Youtube channel, 10 Sep 2016)
- Other sports
- She has competed in gymnastics and rugby union at state youth level in Australia, and competed in CrossFit at Australia and New Zealand national senior level events. (crossfitbase.com.au, 08 Feb 2014; crossfitsfs.com, 01 Jun 2015)
- Other information
- OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has been involved in coaching weightlifting in Australia, including at national level. In 2009 she started a CrossFit personal business called CrossFit Base. "I'd eventually like to be a strength and conditioning coach for Olympic-level weightlifters and it's essential I do this [coaching and exercise science] degree [at University of Canberra] so I'm qualified and able to move forward in that area." (gc2018.com.au, 01 Jan 2018; wact.org.au, 27 Oct 2017; canberra.edu.cau, 01 Jul 2014; crossfitsfs.com, 01 Jun 2015; AWF Youtube channel, 10 Sep 2016)
HIGHER WEIGHT CLASS
Prior to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, she competed in the 69kg category, but for the 2014 Games she moved up to the 75kg division, where she has remained ever since. "I responded quite well and my strength and everything's gone up, having the extra body weight on me. It takes a lot of stress out not having to worry about dropping weight, so I'm able to eat as normal and drink as normal." (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Jun 2018; smh.com.au, 28 Jul 2014)
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