PHILLIPS Amanda < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 04 Jul 1981 in Brisbane, AUS
Height1.64 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Queensland, AUS
Languages English
Higher education Biochemistry - University of Queensland: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started aged 13 in Australia.
Why this sport? Her talent was identified through Capalaba High School.
Training Regime She trains between ten and sixteen hours per week.
General Interest
Hobbies Reading - especially non-fiction, biographies and murder mysteries, sleeping and watching television. (QWA, 11 Feb 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement Performing six out of six, and a personal best at my first Junior World Championships in 1997, the Senior World Championships in Greece in 1999 and being nominated for the Olympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 29 June 2000)
Most influential person in career My coach, Mike Keelan. He drags me through the lows of injury and early morning training and celebrates with me in achievement. (Athlete, 29 June 2000)
Hero / Idol "My coach, Mike Keelan, for his endless amounts of energy and positive attitude in face of adversity and Michelle Kettner, an extremely dedicated lifter who will always succeed due to her love for the sport." (Athlete, 29 June 2000)
Injuries She tore ligaments in her back in the run-up to qualifying for the Sydney Olympic Games. (Athlete, 29 June 2000)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs I always pack my training bag in the same order, the night before the competition. My stretching routine also helps me focus. (Athlete, 29 June 2000)
Awards and honours