Anabelle Smith


Name: Anabelle Smith

Pursuit: Diving

At age eleven Anabelle tried her hand at diving. Twelve months on she is a member of the High Performance Squad at Ringwood Diving Club and is also a member of the National Training Centre Squad based in Victoria and trains for the 2012 London Olympics. In 2008 Anabelle moved into the open ranks and has won several medals for Australia including the 2008 World Junior Championships picking up 2 bronze medals and was invited to the Beijing Olympic Trails. She quotes “To win without risk is to triumph without glory”.

When did you start? In 2004 at age 11

Career highlight or biggest achievement? Winning 2 bronze medals for my country at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Germany

What is your dream? To represent Australia at an Olympic games!

Who or what have inspired you?

Who's your hero? Loudy Wiggins (nee Tourky) and Lance Armstrong

Any other special talents? I'm an all round sports person- i love netball, soccer and AFL

Favourite Music? Kings of Leon, the Kooks, All American Rejects, Simple Plan

Favourite Movie? Step Up, Honey, Wild Child

Favourite Book?

Favourite TV Show? Gossip Girl

Favourite Food? Fruit

How the grant will help you/how will you use the money? For competition fees, travel and accomodation costs

Last words: Quote or Motto you live by? To win without risk is to triumph without glory