Further Personal Information
||Microbiology - Massey University: Palmerston North, NZL
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began competing at age 15.
|Why this sport?
||Both her parents are smallbore shooters, and she says she was also motivated to pick up shooting out of boredom. She enjoys it because it is a sport of individuals that sometimes work as a team.
|Club / Team
||Maidstone Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Club: New Zealand
||She has created a 'training room' in her house where she uses a Russian-made programme consisting of a laptop and a laser attached to a rifle which allows her to trace her shot development. She trains for about 20 hours a week, split between her training room, her rifle range and competition events.
||Sals. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2000)
||Shooting, sewing and reading. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2000)
|Hero / Idol
||Eva Joo, "a great coach, internationally competitive and friendly." (Athlete, 14 Feb 2000)
||She suffered a back injury in a fall in Barcelona while attending the 1998 World Championships. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2000)
||Helen Johnston [sister] competed in smallbore at Oceania level. (Athlete, 14 Feb 2000)