GESSLER Amaka < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 24 Apr 1990
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Auckland, NZL
Occupation Student
Higher education Psychology, Sports Science - Massey University: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began competitive swimming at age eight.
Why this sport? Her sister came home with swimming medals and she decided she wanted to swim as well. She also says she has always had a love of water and the idea of swimming up and down a lane appeals to her.
Club / Team Motueka Swim Club: New Zealand
General Interest
Awards and honours In 2011 she won the Extramural Award for achieving outstanding results in her studies at Massey University while competing. (Massey.ac.nz, 10 Oct 2011)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (stuff.co.nz, 25 Oct 2010)
Other information FROM NIGERIA TO NEW ZEALAND
Born in Nigeria where her family was living at the time, she moved to New Zealand at age four. (stuff.co.nz, 23 Apr 2011)