Further Personal Information
||Brisbane, QLD, AUS
||Forensics - Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started the sport at age 11 at Centenary pool in Brisbane, Australia.
|Why this sport?
||It was a change from competitive swimming. She wanted to combine her love of music, with her love of the water and dance/gymnastics. Her mother called the nearest club and she was hooked from her first session.
|Club / Team
||Gold Coast Mermaids: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
|Name of coach
||Marina Kholod, Anna Nepotacheva
||Ella (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
||Listening to music. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning the bronze medal in the duet at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (olympics.com.au, 18 Feb 2012)
|Most influential person in career
||Duet partner, Sarah Bombell. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||Spanish synchronised swimmer Gemma Mengual. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
||She injured the patella tendon in her knee during preparation for the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She always salutes her duet partner before she performs her full routine. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Proper practice and preparation prevents poor performance." (Athlete, 07 Sep 2010)
||Her brother Joshua is a triathlete and was a member of the Australian team at the 2007 World Championships in Germany. (AOC, 11 Apr 2008)
She and duet partner Sarah Bombell both have a tattoo of the Southern Cross on their right foot. They decided to get the tattoo after they were selected as Australia's duet for the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, Canada. She also has a tattoo of the Olympic motto 'faster, higher, stronger', written in Chinese script under the Olympic rings and surrounded by bubbles near her left ribs. (AOC, 11 Apr 2008; olympics.com.au, 18 Feb 2012)