CHOO Leanne < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 05 Jun 1991 in Adelaide, AUS
Height1.67 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education Architecture - Monash University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing at age eight.
Why this sport? Her parents played the sport and she and her brother would watch them play. "Since I was in primary school, badminton has allowed me to have fun, travel Australia and the world, and meet great people from many countries, all while competing as an elite athlete striving for my Olympic dream."
Training Regime She trains six days a week at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, spending four hours training on court and four hours for conditioning.
Handedness Left
General Interest
Nicknames Choo, Lee and Choobuka. (badminton.org.au, 20 Aug 2010)
Hobbies Mixing music, dancing, playing the piano, drawing. (badmintonsa.org.au, 03 Mar 2012)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (Facebook page, 25 May 2016)
Hero / Idol US basketball player LeBron James. (badminton.org.au, 09 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I got here because of hard work and it's important to realise that nothing is handed to you on a silver platter. I have taken this attitude and applied it to the rest of my life and I know that if I'm determined to do something I can and I will. It's also so important to have fun along the way!" (studyadelaide.com, 11 May 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and achieve a world ranking in the top 10. (gofundme.com, 10 Nov 2015)
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