Further Personal Information
||Adelaide, SA, AUS
||Health Science - University of Adelaide: Australia
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began swimming in primary school in Tanzania.
|Why this sport?
||She wanted to join the school swimming team and compete with her friends.
|Club / Team
||Clovercrest Swimming Club: Adelaide, SA, AUS
|Name of coach
||Jill Doyle [club]
||She trains for between 16 and 20 hours every week.
||Missy (Mix102.3 Facebook page, 20 Jun 2016)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Competing at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2014)
|Most influential person in career
||Her mother. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2014)
|Hero / Idol
||Tanzanian track athlete Suleiman Nyambui. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2014)
||She suffered a shoulder injury 10 days before the 2012 Olympic Games in London, although she was still able to compete at the Games. (adelaide.edu.au, 28 May 2014)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Smile." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2014)
Her mother is Australian and she grew up in her father's native Tanzania, where she started swimming. "We didn't know what we were doing and my mother coached me from books." (Mix102.3 Facebook page, 20 Jun 2016)
Her mother Helen started a crowd-funding site to raise funds to fly to Rio de Janeiro and watch her daughter compete at the 2016 Olympic Games. (adelaidenow.com.au, 05 Jul 2016)
She would like to go back to her native Tanzania and use her degree from the University of Adelaide to work in physiology or public health. "Diseases like malaria are still a big problem there and what I like about public health is that the work you do can influence potentially millions of lives." (adelaide.edu.au, 28 May 2014)
She is studying for a PhD in medicine at the University of Adelaide. (adelaidenow.com.au, 05 Jul 2016)