|Name (as you would like it to appear online).
|Where do you live?
|97.5 kg (official)
|70 kg (official)
|137.5 kg (official)
|Clean & Jerk PR:
|How did you come to powerlifting or Olympic lifting?
|I was interested to start competing as a master athlete.
|Do you have any previous athletic or lifting experience?
|Mostly track & field and ultra-distance road running.
|Do you compete? Why or why not? If you compete, what do you like most about the competitions?
|I have competed in IPF events in South Africa and the World Masters Championships.
|Equipped or Raw?
|Do you have a coach or trainer? In person or online? How did you find your trainer/program? Do you have any advice for women looking for a trainer?
|I am coached online by Nick Benerakis of BigBenchas.com. If possible, look for local gyms and trainers specializing in powerlifting in your local area.
|Where do you train? Gym, garage?
|I train in my local Virgin Active gym and do the technical work in the high performance area of the University of Stellenbosch.
|What is the hardest part about beginning lifting as an older woman?
|Getting used to the attention when lifting heavy in gear! Achieving a good balance between recovery and effort.
|How has lifting affected your health?
|Lifting definitely improved my mental and physical condition overall, as well as nutrition.
|What would you tell women just beginning this journey?
|Just do it! And never be afraid to ask.