BUTLER Hayley < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 21 Apr 1984 in Sydney, AUS
Height1.64 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Son Cooper and husband Stephen.
Other names Hayley Cameron
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team NSWIS: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Penny Gillies
General Interest
Injuries She tore her shoulder during a game of tag rugby and had to have reconstructive surgery. (Daily Telegraph, 24 Apr 2010, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 Apr 2010)
Other information RISE TO STARDOM
She shot to prominence when she qualified for the Delhi Commonwealth Games only five weeks after beginning resuming competitive athletics after a two-year exile. In her first race over hurdles in three years she stormed to victory in the Australia Capital Territory [ACT] championships before winning the 100m hurdles event at the Australian National Championships. "I mean, competitive athletics wasn't an option. Hadn't given it a thought. So as for someone suggesting I'd be representing my country..." (Daily Telegraph, 24 Apr 2010, Daily Telegraph, 24 Mar 2010)

CONTROVERSY
Her B-qualifying standard time of 13.46s she ran at the ACT titles was wiped because she had forgotton to have her named marked off at the check-in zone as part of the marshalling protocol. Despite appealing the decision Australia Athletics refused to overturn the sanction. She later ran under the qualifying standard again without drama. (Daily Telegraph, 24 Mar 2010)

SELF-FUNDED
She funded her route to Commonwealth Games qualification herself. "Because trying to fund my dream was hard. Well, it is hard. But what other choice do I have. You've gotta give it a go." (Daily Telegraph, 23 Apr 2010)