FEENEY Alexandra < Back  
Sport Archery
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 03 Jul 1989 in Penrith, AUS
Height1.58 m
Weight 51 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation Student
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She first tried the sport as a ten year old while on holidays in Fiji.
Why this sport? She became interested in the sport around the time of the 2000 Olympic Games. Watching Australia's Simon Fairweather win a gold medal gave her an extra bit of motivation to take the sport seriously.
Club / Team Burilda Archery Club: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Oh Kyo-Moon
Coach from which country? Korea
Training Regime Her weekly regimen combines 20 hours of shooting, four hours of cardiovascular training and three gym sessions on weekdays. She trains for two to three hours each day on the weekends.
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Lexie. (liverpool.yourguide.com.au, 13 Dec 2007)
Hobbies Cycling, reading, going out and listening to music. (archeryworldcup.org, 13 Dec 2007)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal at the 2006 European Grand Prix meet in Sassari, Italy. (AIS, 17 Oct 2007)
Most influential person in career Mr Lee for giving her an opportunity, Matt Lee her "awesome" coach, her family for their support and Mr Oh for getting her where she is today. (AIS, 17 Oct 2007)
Hero / Idol The members of her family for all the sacrifices they made for her. (AIS, 17 Oct 2007)
Injuries A shoulder injury hindered her at the Australian Institute of Sport Archery International in January 2008. (liverpool.yourguide.com.au, 20 Feb 2008)

In 2003 she dislocated the growth plate in her right elbow while playing softball. (AOC, 04 Apr 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Life is 10 per cent what happens and 90 per cent how you react to it." (AOC, 04 Apr 2008)
Awards and honours She was the first Australian woman to win a medal in the open recurve class of a major international event. She did so at the 2006 European Grand Prix in Sassari, Italy. (AOC, 04 Apr 2008)
Famous relatives Her father competes in archery and furthers his involvement in the sport through his role as the New South Wales and national High Performance Coordinator and coach of the NSW junior team - a role he has held since 2003. (AOC, 11 Mar 2008)
Ambitions To become Australia's first female Olympic gold medallist in archery and to study management at university. (AOC, 17 Oct 2007)
Other information AIS FIRST
She became the first female AIS scholarship holder to win an international archery medal when she won silver at the 2006 European Grand Prix meet in Sassari, Italy. (AIS, 13 Nov 2007)

She is a qualified level one archery coach. She spends time coaching junior archers at her club in Sydney. She does so with the intention of giving back some of the support she has received during her sporting career. (AOC, 11 Mar 2008)