RIDLEY Robyn < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 10 Dec 1982 in Perth, AUS
Height1.64 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Consultant, Student
Languages English
Higher education Central Queensland University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up shooting at age 16.
Why this sport? She was influenced by her mother who was an international shooter and coach. "I originally tried the sport for something to do after being ill."
Club / Team Kalamunda Rifle Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Tricia Van Nus [mother], Petr Kurka
Coach from which country? Australia
Coach from what year? 1999
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2001
Competing for Australia
Tournament Commonwealth Championship
Location England
General Interest
Hobbies Reading and cross stitch. (Athlete, 10 Jun 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning three national titles in 2007. (NOC, 02 Sep 2010)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (WA Institute of Sport, 16 Jan 2004).
Hero / Idol Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis. (Athlete, 10 Jun 2008)
Injuries In October 2011 she suffered a back injury and withdrew from the air rifle section of the Australian Cup. (shootingnews.com.au, 31 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't believe you can't do anything." (WA Institute of Sport, 16 Jan 2004)
Awards and honours West Australian Shooting Association's Senior Sports Star of the Year in 2009 and 2011. (washooting.org.au, 2011)

She was inducted into the Western Australian Small Bore Rifle Association Hall of Fame in 2002. (wasra.asn.au, 23 Jan 2012)
Famous relatives Her mother Tricia [also her coach] represented Australia at multiple world championships and international events in shooting. (NOC, 02 Sep 2010)