PATRICK Jaele < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 04 Mar 1988 in Lilydale, AUS
Height1.64 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Sports Management - Texas A-M University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She was originally a gymnast and took up diving in 2003 at age 14.
Why this sport? "I love the feeling when you do a perfect dive. It's very satisfying and makes all the sacrifice well worth it."
Club / Team Gannets Diving Club: Australia
Name of coach Matthew Adamson, Jay Lerew
Training Regime She trains up to 30 hours per week.
General Interest
Nicknames Jae (VIS, 18 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Relaxing with friends, dancing. (VIS, 18 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (diving.asn.au, 10 Jul 2013)
Hero / Idol US diver Greg Louganis. (olympics.com.au, 27 Jul 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She always wears odd socks. (aggieathletics.com, 31 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Practice doesn't make perfect, it's perfect practice that makes perfect." (aggieathletics.com, 31 Dec 2009)
Awards and honours She was named the 2012 Most Valuable Diver for the Texas A-M women's swimming and diving team. (aggieathletics.com, 30 Apr 2012)

She was named the 2010 Big 12 Diver of the Year while competing for Texas A-M in the United States. (Australian Commonwealth Games Team Handbook, 2010)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (diving.asn.au, 10 Jul 2013)
Other information BREAK
She took several months off diving after the 2012 Olympic Games in London due to being diagnosed with mild depression. "There are no words to describe how flat you feel. I definitely went into a depressive state. You have this dream, you achieve your dream, and then you ask 'what's next?'" (diving.asn.au, 10 Jul 2013)

TATTOO
She has a tattoo of a butterfly on her hip. (olympics.com.au, 29 May 2012)