STEVENSON Dale < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 01 Jan 1988 in Wonthaggi, AUS
Height1.81 m
Weight 128 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Teacher
Higher education Education, Recreation Management - Monash University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up athletics in high school at age 13.
Why this sport? He likes the fact that it's so self-driven. He loves that he alone has control over his performance.
Club / Team Frankston Athletics Club: Frankston, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Gus Puopolo
Coach from which country? Australia
Training Regime He trains every day at the University of Georgia. He incorporates meditation, yoga and tree climbing into his training.
General Interest
Hobbies Eastern spirituality (theage.com.au, 13 Aug 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal in the shot put at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi despite being the youngest competitor in the final. (saucony.com.au, 11 Aug 2011)
Hero / Idol Australian rules footballer Michael Long, surfer Kelly Slater and cricketer Glenn McGrath. (saucony.com.au, 11 Aug 2011)
Injuries He had hand and wrist problems as a teenager which prevented him from competing in shotput. (saucony.com.au, 11 Aug 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The best learning is through experience." (younguns09.wordpress.com, 07 Oct 2009)
Ambitions To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
(younguns09.wordpress.com, 07 Oct 2009)
Other information MENTORS
His first coach was Paralympian John Eden and he now counts fellow athlete and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Scott Martin as his friend and mentor. (theaustralian.com.au, 30 May 2012; theage.com.au, 13 Aug 2011)