In per­fect sync with Olympics

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

hard work, here in WA ac­tu­ally have the most girls on the Olympic train­ing squad.”

Af­ter study­ing busi­ness law and fi­nance at UWA, Tsai was awarded a $3000 schol­ar­ship last year .

She said the univer­sity had been sup­port­ive of her 30 hour a week sport sched­ule.

“My de­gree was com­pletely un- re­lated to sport how­ever I man­aged to take sev­eral sports sci­ence units as elec­tives as I thought they would help me un­der­stand my­self as an ath­lete bet­ter and some of the dif­fer­ent aspects of my train­ing from a sci­en­tific per­spec­tive,” she said.

The fi­nal squad will present two team rou­tines at the Olympics, a tech­ni­cal rou­tine, with set ele- ments to be per­formed in or­der and a free rou­tine.

“Our free rou­tine is based on the theme Aus­tralian an­i­mals, and is a de­vel­op­ment of the con­cept we have with our rou­tine last year, which was all about Red­back spi­ders,” Tsai said.

“It’s very dif­fer­ent to what we’ve done be­fore.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d451025

Deborah Tsai, of Water­ford.

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