Further Personal Information
||Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began diving in 1999.
|Why this sport?
||She was identified as a promising gymnast at age 10, but by age 12 she had grown tired of gymnastics. When a talent identification programme came looking for ex-gymnasts to try out for diving, she got involved in the sport.
||She trains about 29 hours a week.
||Shaz (corporate.olympics.com.au, 05 Apr 2011)
||Listening to music, shopping, fashion, watching films, talking to her friends on the internet, laying on the beach. (Diving Australia ,17 Jan 2007)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning a gold medal in front of her home crowd at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and winning a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (NOC, 27 Mar 2008; aimforthestars.com.au, 29 Mar 2011)
|Hero / Idol
||Chinese diver Guo Jingjing. (aimforthestars.com.au, 29 Mar 2011)
||She had a nagging shoulder injury that required surgery and kept her out of diving for six months in 2011. (heraldsun.com.au, 03 Jun 2011)
She suffered a stress fracture in her L5 vertebra in 2001, forcing her out of action for six months. (NOC, 27 Mar 2008)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Think you can, think you can't - either way you're right." (sharleenstratton.com, 10 May 2010)
||To win an Olympic gold medal. (sharleenstratton.com, 10 May 2010)
She retired from the sport in 2012. (diving.asn.au, 2012)
She is a qualified fitness instructor. (sharleenstratton.com, 10 May 2010)