Further Personal Information
||Engineering - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [RMIT]: Australia
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began weightlifting at age 17 in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
|Why this sport?
||She was encouraged to take up the sport by her teacher.
|Club / Team
||Hawthorn Weightlifting Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
|Name of coach
||Anthony Dove [club], AUS
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Setting a 58kg snatch Commonwealth record in 2008 in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (commonwealthweightlifting.com, 01 Jul 2018; gc2018.com, 18 Aug 2017)
|Most influential person in career
||Coach Anthony Dove. (results.gc2018.com, 18 Aug 2017)
|Hero / Idol
||Australian sprinter Peter Norman, Chinese weightlifter Yang Xia. (gc2018.com, 18 Aug 2017; olympics.com, 20 Jun 2012)
||She sustained a chronic hip injury in mid-2014. She returned to full fitness in August 2015. (Australian Weightlifting Federation YouTube channel, 28 Aug 2015)
She underwent ankle surgery in 2011. (abc.net.au, 01 Aug 2012)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Well, it's better than a kick in the teeth I guess." (olympics.com, 20 Jun 2012)
||Her relative Vivian Lee has also represented Australia in weightlifting, and competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (gc2018.com, 18 Aug 2017)