2014 Roundup – Bring on 2015!!

What a crazy year. In 2013 I made my international debut in Malaysia, next thing its 2014 and I’m in Dubai at the World Championships!!!

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My performance in Dubai made me the number 7 ranked Para-Powerlifter in the world and granted me a spot on the Australian Commonwealth Games team.

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The Comm Games was an incredible experience – I came so close to medaling, missing out on the bronze due to a technical error on my final lift.

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A week after getting back from Glasgow I competed in the IPF Australian Bench Press Championships against able-bodied competitors, lifted seamlessly and won my class.

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Finally in November I traveled to Brisbane for the IPC Australian titles and won my class for the 3rd consecutive year.

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Oh yeah, and I trained my arse off week in week out…

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Never missed a session (unless I was really, truly way sicker than usual)…

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and made sure I ate properly – Every… Single… Day!!

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PS… This cake is almost 100% fruit and vegetables, he’s none the wiser 😉

Most memorable moment of the year? Taking part in the Opening Ceremony at the Commonwealth Games. The enormity of the event was overwhelming.

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Life as an athlete feels pretty normal day to day. I don’t do amazing things every day, I do normal things. When you make it to these huge events it’s really a shock to the system. It’s hard to understand the connection – how can the daily grind of training somehow bring about the cheering and adulation of 40,000 spectators?

With all the success its hard to stay grounded – and I am blessed to have the support of my family and sponsors to make all of this possible.

2014 was full of challenges, difficulties, failures and successes – and I’m only too happy to get into more of the same this year!

Posted on January 12, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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