Olympic Games: Gold medals in 2012 and 2016; silver medal in 2016, bronze medals in 2008 (2)
World Championships: Gold medals in 2013, 2015 and 2019 (2); silver medals in 2013 (2) and 2019 (2); bronze medals in 2009, 2015 and 2019
Bachelor of Mass Communications, Queensland University of Technology (2020)
Functions in the field of sport
Member, NOC Athletes’ Commission (2014-); Member, Australian Dolphins Swim Team − Athlete Leadership Group
Why I am running in the IOC Athletes’ Commission election
Athletes are the foundation of the Olympic Movement; without athletes, the Olympics would cease to exist. Unfortunately, there is often tension between the Organising Committees and athletes, although no doubt each party is trying to do what is best for the Olympic Movement.
I currently sit on the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission and have done for the past four years. During that time, I learned a great deal about corporate governance, operations and logistics. I have also developed a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Olympic Movement, the way it operates and how it is funded and supported. But most notably, I have come to recognise how important it is, not only in Australia, but on a global scale.
I believe that the Olympic ideals which are expressed through athletes need to be protected and nurtured for future generations.
If I am elected to the IOC Athletes’ Commission, I will endeavour to listen to my peers’ concerns and represent them to the best of my ability and be guided by the recently adopted Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration.
Original version: English *Results as of 9 September 2019 and only for disciplines on the Olympic programme
I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN STANDING UP FOR ATHLETES’ RIGHTS