STRATTON Sharleen < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 09 Oct 1987 in Brisbane, AUS
Height1.57 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Languages English
Higher education Psychology
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.
Training Regime She trains about 29 hours a week.
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Championships
Location Canada
General Interest
Nicknames Shaz (corporate.olympics.com.au, 05 Apr 2011)
Hobbies 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)
Injuries 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)
Ambitions To win an Olympic gold medal. (sharleenstratton.com, 10 May 2010)
Other information RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in 2012. (diving.asn.au, 2012)

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
She is a qualified fitness instructor. (sharleenstratton.com, 10 May 2010)