Name: Georgia Miansarow
Georgia aspires to row for Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games. Last year Georgia left her family in England to move to Australia to pursue her sporting career. Georgia demonstrates remarkable determination to do whatever it takes to reach her ultimate goal. Her only form of transport to training is a bike. After early morning training she rides home, goes to University through the day, rides back to training in the afternoon, rides to her paid coaching job and then home for the day for dinner, recovery and study. Training up to 27 hours, this pattern is repeated six days a week. The Foundation grant will allow Georgia to focus solely on her study and training, recovery and performance.
When did you start?
Started rowing at school at 14 but x country rowing was my main sport so I competed in both until 17 when I committed fully to rowing.
Career highlight or biggest achievement?
Winning a gold medal at National Schools Championship Regatta in the Pair in England in 2010
What is your dream?
Medal at the Olympics
Who or what have inspired you?
Who's your hero?
Any other special talents?
Long Distance Running
Favourite TV Show?
Seafood and Lollies
How the grant will help you/how will you use the money?
It will help me pay for the trip to Nationals in Perth in March. I will also use it to pay for race entry fees, equipment and to pay the rest of the money back for our January training camp.
Last words: Quote or Motto you live by?
It is better to do something and risk regretting doing it, rather than not do that thing and regret not doing it.