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Sport Weightlifting
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 15 Nov 1982 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.59 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Engineer
Languages English
Higher education 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
General Interest
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)
Injuries 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)
Famous relatives 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)