Claire is a four-time Australian Senior Trampoline Champion. Claire is a member of the Australian Trampoline Team which strived to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. She has represented Australia at over 16 international competitions, making the finals at World Championships and World Cups in the synchronised event. Claire grew up in the Adelaide Hills with her younger brother and parents. She has been doing gymnastics and aerial sports all her life including artistic gymnastics, diving and trampolining. Outside of the gymnastics world, Claire is currently studying Physiotherapy in her 4th year. Claire works as a physiotherapy assistant and coaches at Gymnastics SA and Blackwood Trampoline Sports. Claire works with the Australian Olympic Committee as an ambassador bringing the Olympic Unleashed Program to primary schools. This program inspires students to find and unleash their passion. In her spare time, Claire loves to travel - her favourite country is Italy where her family is from. Claire returned from Italy only last month following the final Olympic qualification event. She loves to cook, hike, go to the beach and hang out with her friends and family. I’d like Claire to come forward and share her experiences with you.
Claire began by saying she can just remember watching her 1st Sydney 2000 Olympics as a young child and she realised then that it was such a big deal and was so exciting. So began her dream and passion to strive for the Olympics. Claire also shared an amazing video of her trampoline 2019 World Championship held in Tokyo. See Link Here Each trampolinist does a compulsory routine and a voluntary routine. Judges score based on difficulty, execution, time of flight and horizontal displacement.
Claire trains 12x a week and fits that in with study and work. A typical day is 5:30am training, then to Uni, then to work followed by training in afternoon followed by recovery. She unfortunately did not manage to qualify for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She is proud that she had a go and put in a 100% effort. Everyone should find what they enjoy doing and to make your goals around that. In conclusion Kevin thanked Claire for sharing her ups & downs and having a good message for us all.