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Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science - CQUniversity AND Master of Teaching (Primary) - CQUniversity
Bundaberg Athletics Club, Australia
Why did you begin your sport?
As a child, mum was a big believer in opening doors for me and offering me opportunities. I thrived in any sporting scenario, I love it.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Throwing an automatic qualifier in Glasgow, 2014, and going into the final ranked 3rd. I was seen as an underdog, having just scraped into the team, so to perform so well in the qualifying round was phenominal.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My coach, Les Kuorikoski, has been the most influential person in my career. I consider Les one of my closest friends, we are very similar in our thinking and both have a passion for sport. He understands and can relate to elite athleticism, having been an athlete himself, and I find that a great help with my training schedule.
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
I have competed at a state and national level in Soccer and Volleyball as well as Athletics. I still play soccer in my regional league. Away from sport, I love surfing and kiteboarding, or anything to do with the beach. I also love doing anything with my dog, Klaus, who is a Weimaraner.
What is your sporting ambition?
To stand on top of a podium with an Australian flag draped around my shoulders, singing the national anthem.