Further Personal Information
||Sport Studies - John Kitto Community College: Plymouth, ENG
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began diving at age 10.
|Why this sport?
||She used to do gymnastics but broke her elbow in a competition. Doctors thought that her elbow wouldn't be able to bear weight again so she looked for another sport. "It [the transition from gymnastics] was hard, there are similarities but itís still very different, so it was hard to change my technique, but I soon picked it up."
||Twainy, Tonnie, Tonnikins (Athlete, 20 Mar 2007; dailymail.co.uk, 30 Jul 2008)
|Hero / Idol
||Canadian diver Emilie Heymans. (swimming.org, 28 Jul 2013)
||She dislocated her knee in January 2014 but was back in competitive action in April 2014. (bbc.co.uk, 25 Apr 2014)
She suffers from recurring tendinitis in her right knee, a problem that limited her preparations ahead of the 2011 British Championships in Leeds, England. (thisisdevon.co.uk, 14 Jun 2011; dailymail.co.uk, 18 Jul 2011)
She moved from gymnastics to diving after dislocating her elbow in 2000. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"To have fun and enjoy yourself. If you enjoy what you do, you work hard." (swimming.org, 28 Jul 2013)
She retired from the sport in November 2017. (bbc.com, 21 Nov 2017)