Sport for Women

Liesl Tesch in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Silver at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games,

Greatest achievement off the field: Setting up an NGO called Sport Matters – using sport for development – to change people’s lives using sport.

Who is your sporting heroine? Cathy Freeman!

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 20+ depending on what phase of competitions I am in…

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? I have been an athlete for my whole adult life, so I am automatically disciplined about what I eat. And I eat according to my training and competition regime.

What do you love about your sport? It is a whole new level of concentration for me. I love having a really steep learning curve, and outside in the breeze!

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? I would really like to be able to book the wind speed in advance – so I can put into practice all the things I learnt yesterday!

What motivates you? My skipper Dan Fitzgibbon is an awesome motivation to perform! Aand the fact that I have two Silver Medals and a Bronze Medal. I need to complete the set.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? High School Teacher, Co-founder of Sport Matters and Motivational Speaker.

Three words that describe you: Passionate, determined & fun-loving.

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Just go and do it – you will never regret it!

Top 100 Sportswomen Nomination

Six time paralympian two sports and 4 medal 2 silver 1 bronze and gold in London.

- Jarrod Vero