The Courier-Mail

DIAMOND ADDS SPARKLE TO FITNESS GOAL

- DAMIEN STANNARD

LIVING an active and healthy lifestyle has been more of a genetic compulsion than conscious choice for world champion netballer Kim Ravaillion.

Long before Ravaillion, now 22, was earmarked for Queensland Firebirds and Australian Diamonds selection, she and twin sister Jess were school and back- yard rivals who were given constant encouragem­ent by their sports-mad father Warren.

“Dad was a soccer coach, and was involved in cricket and athletics, so he knows all about it,” said Ravaillion, who on Sunday will tackle her first Bridge to Brisbane fun run.

“My sister and I would always race each other at school but we’d get a bit uptight about beating each other. So most of the time we’d organise to cross the line together.”

Ravaillion, a member of the World Cup-winning Diamonds team, is now an ambassador for The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane Day. She is an elite athlete, personal trainer and coach.

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