Sport for Women

Kimberly Forge

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Curling
Location: Australia

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: 5th place 2010 World Curling Championships (mixed Doubles Event) held in Russia

Greatest achievement off the field: Mother of 3 healthy and happy children

Who is your sporting heroine? Sandrea Schmirler (A great Canadian curler who was an Olympic Gold medalist and a 3 time world champion in her sport. She who was also a mother of 2 girls and lost her battle with cancer at the age of 36. Kim Clijsters – Tennis champion

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? On average 10 hours per week, but as much as 40 hours/week before a competition.

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? Healthy well balanced meals with snacks in between.

What do you love about your sport? It is a sport that can be played by all ages and requires mental toughness, strategy and endurance as well as physical ability.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? That is easy. I would love to have dedicated curling facilities in Australia. To properly train we go to New Zealand and Canada. This requires a huge commitment from our athletes and their families.

What motivates you? The thrill of competition. Trying to perform at the best of my ability every time I am on the ice.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Yes I am a teacher. I also assist my husband farming on our property near Yarrawonga in Victoria.

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