Sport for Women

Support from Caroline Buchanan

Top 100 Sportswomen Nomination

I've never met anyone with such drive to be the best they can possibly be. Such an inspiration to other females, no matter what their passion is in life

- Emma

Caroline Buchanan in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: 2 time Mountain Bike World Champion

Greatest achievement off the field: Finalist in the young Australian Of The Year Awards

Who is your sporting heroine? Layne Beachley 7 times World Surfing champion

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 8-20 hours a week roughly 2 hours per session and 1 hour for recovery sessions is a typical week.

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? PowerBar and the ACT Academy Of Sport all help me with my nutrition. I have never been on a diet I am trying to put on size and muscle so I am always making sure that I eat healthy and that I never have a calorie deficit.

What do you love about your sport? I love that I can travel the world and it is always a great thing winning a race but what is the greatest feeling is winning whilst overcoming odds. Rising to the challenge and surprising myself with my abilities.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Female recognition and support: Not getting the recognition that elite athletes in other sports get, and not getting the recognition that men in BMX and mountain biking at the same level get. The mountain bike industry/market is European based and for BMX it is all about America so being Australian it is very hard to get the major $/product support. I have the same traveling expenses and the same training expenses as the guys but the prize money is nowhere near the same and most sponsors want the guys.

What motivates you? Rising to a challenge and achieving it!

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Full time athlete

Three words that describe you: Caring, competitive, determined

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Extreme sports are intimidating at first so... Put on some body armor and a helmet and just give it a go. I'm sure that you will fall in love with it too.

Caroline Buchanan on Twitter

Top 100 Sportswomen Nominations

I'm nominating Caroline because she is an outstanding athlete, and now Olympian. She has achieved world champion level in BMX and Mountain Biking, but offers her support back to the community through charity work and training camps. She is always having t

- Alice Watkins-Dolley

Because is an amazing woman who has brought women's mountain bike and BMX in to the spotlight, she is a leader and she will be a gold medal olympian! She is an aspiration to all women in sport especially male dominated sports!

- Allison Hartley

Caroline Buchanan Supports Sport for Women Day