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Kaia Scholl

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Partner Gabrielle Sheehan
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Administrator, Fitness Instructor
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 24.
Why this sport?
"I have always had a competitive spirit. In the sporting world, it began with netball in my younger days, and then representing Queensland in the Women's Wheelchair National Basketball League. I draw strength from being told, 'You can't do this' and respond only with, 'Watch me'. My love for competition has never dwindled."
Name of coach
Simon Bergner [national], AUS
Training Regime
She trains at the National Strength Performance Centre in New South Wales, Australia.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Australia
Location
Kitakyushu, JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Playing musical instruments like the piano, saxophone, violin and guitar. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Making her international debut at the 2018 Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Australian Para athlete and powerlifter Kelly Cartwright. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para athlete and powerlifter Kelly Cartwright. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I have never seen my disability as a barrier, but merely a challenge of physical and mental determination." (gofundme.com, 07 Apr 2019)
Other sports
She has played wheelchair basketball for the Queensland Comets in the Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League in Australia. (Athlete, 23 May 2019; Queensland Comets Facebook page, 08 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games and the Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Impairment
She has proximal femoral focal deficiency [limb length difference] and uses an above knee prosthetic. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)