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Donna Lobban

Donna Lobban (Urquhart) (squash) is a three-time Commonwealth Games medallist from representing Australia at three Games. Making her debut at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, Lobban, then Urquhart, paired with Kasey Brown to win bronze in the women’s doubles event. At the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, she paired with Rachel Grinham to win her second career bronze in the women’s doubles, then going on to partner with her cousin Cameron Pilley to win gold in the mixed doubles event. Hailing from Yamba, New South Wales, the cousins won the gold in front of family and friends who made the short journey to the Gold Coast. Lobban, winner of seven titles during her professional career, now resides in Sheffield, England.

Sport / Discipline

Squash

Birth Place

Yamba

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

19/12/1986

Age

34

Delhi, 2010

Glasgow, 2014

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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Additional Information

Languages Spoken:

No

Why did you begin your sport?

My mum played and introduced to squash at the age of 6

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

No

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Commonwealth Games bronze medal, Delhi 2010

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Stephanie Gilmore - she is a 6 time Wolrd Surfing Champion and she is inparational Australian female athlete. she is amazingly talented at what she does. I met her randomly while we were both waiting for the same flight at LA airport. David Palmer - former World Champion and Australian squash player. I have always admired his mental strength and despite being the best in the world he was always very humble and a nice person. He has been my doubles partner and coach,

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

My mum because she introduced me to squash and has always supported me.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

I love surfing when I'm back home in Australia.

What is your sporting ambition?

Commonwealth Games gold medal. To be a World Champion.