PRINCE Danielle < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Rhythmic
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 12 Jun 1992 in Brisbane, AUS
Height1.66 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English
Higher education Physiotherapy - University of Queensland: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age 11.
Why this sport? Her dance teacher suggested she try the sport.
Club / Team Le Ray Gymnastics Academy: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Danielle Le Ray [club]
General Interest
Nicknames Danni (gymnastics.com.au, 04 Jun 2016)
Hobbies Going to the gym, running, baking cakes. (gymnastics.com.au, 04 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning team gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (gymnastics.com.au, 04 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (gymnastics.com.au, 04 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol Australian cyclist Anna Meares. (gymnastics.com.au, 04 Jun 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "I definitely like to have my lucky hand towel and sandpaper close by during competitions." (gymnastics.com.au, 04 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Our greatest successes often come after our greatest disappointments." (gymnastics.com.au, 04 Jun 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (thesaturdaypaper.com.au, 27 May 2017)
Other information FUTURE PLANS
She said the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, may be her last competition. "I've been lured back for the World Games in July [2017], and the Commonwealth Games in April [2018] will probably be my last competition. After that, I will probably look towards finishing my physical education degree, which has taken seven years so far, and also looking forward to staying in the sport, coaching the younger talented girls who are coming up." (thesaturdaypaper.com.au, 27 May 2017)

SPORTING EXPERIENCE
She said starting out late in the sport may have helped her career longevity. "Purely because of the strain the sport puts on your body, and the amount of hours that you have to train per week is incredibly taxing, obviously. But I started quite late in the sport, I was 11, so I think that slightly later start has helped give me longevity in the back half of my career. I returned from Rio thinking I was almost certainly going to retire." (thesaturdaypaper.com.au, 27 May 2017)

TRAINING IN RUSSIA
She has spent time training in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. "My sport is a European sport. If you don't spend enough time over there training with the best and keeping across all the advances, you'll just get left behind." (couriermail.com, 03 Mar 2016)