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Cristine Ashcroft

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Administration, Finance - Department of Defence: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2015 while serving in the Australian military.
Why this sport?
"To help me recover from post traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], depression and the loss of my [military] career."
Club / Team
Kingdom Gym: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Jess Dumay [personal], AUS

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Nicknames
Crissy (Team Invictus Australia Facebook page, 09 May 2016)
Hobbies
Reading, swimming, going to the movies. (gc2018.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in second place at the 2017 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and finishing the Hawaii Ironman in the United States of America. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her father, her family, and Australian Para powerlifter Jessica Gray. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Australian triathlete Greg Welch, Australian distance runner Robert de Castella, US wrestler and actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Improvise, adapt and overcome." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Other sports
She represented Australia in swimming at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, FL, United States of America. She also competed in triathlon at the 2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon in Auckland, New Zealand. (Team Invictus Australia Facebook page, 09 May 2016; triathlon.org, 31 Dec 2012)
Impairment
She suffered muscle loss after a military injury. She is also deaf. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2016 she was a contestant on the reality television show 'The Voice Australia'. She says singing has helped her recover from post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD], which she was diagnosed with in 2011 while still on active duty. (The Voice Global YouTube channel, 22 Apr 2018; who.com.au, 05 Jun 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00kg Final 2017-12-02 12