Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started diving at the age of eight.
|Club / Team
||Wellington Diving Club: New Zealand
|Name of coach
||Steven Zhu, James Hardaker
||She divides her training between diving practice and gym work. She mainly focuses on her abdominal muscles and legs, as they are the most important areas to train.
||Diving, playing the violin and piano. (whpa.co.nz, 01 Sep 2010)
|Most influential person in career
||Coaches Steven Zhu and James Hardaker. (whpa.co.nz, 01 Sep 2010)
||To compete at the 2012 London Olympic Games, FINA Grand Prix, FINA World Championships and World Cup. (whpa.co.nz, 01 Sep 2010)
At age 12 she won the Australian Junior Elite Championships. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 2010)
YOUNGEST TEAM MEMBER
Gabrielle was the youngest competitor on the New Zealand team for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 2010)
PLAYING THE VIOLIN TO EASE THE BURDEN
Whenever she has time, Armstrong-Scott would play her violin on the streets to earn some money to reduce the "pain on her parents' wallets". (stuff.co.nz, 17 Jul 2010)
PARENTS DIGGING DEEP
Since diving is underfunded in New Zealand - as it is deemed a "minority sport" - Armstrong-Scott's parents would on average, contribute $45,000 to help pay for their daughter's trips to international events that qualified her for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. (stuff.co.nz, 17 Jul 2010)