PhysioHealth congratulates Belinda Hocking on her road to Rio.
Belinda Hocking this year will travel to Rio for her 3rd and possibly final Olympics. Although Bindy has been there twice before , the road to her 3rd games has been anything but smooth .
Since winning the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacs in her favourite event 200 backstroke in 2014 she has encountered a number of obstacles and challenges. A severe burn to her hand, a car accident, shoulder surgery and a dislocated kneecap kept her out of the water for long periods and kept PhysioHealth busy. Her ongoing event management studies and engagement to Max Ireland as well as her part time reception job at PhysioHealth were more pleasant distractions. Nevertheless , with her trademark determination Bindy arrived at the 2016 trials fit and hungry for success.
Originally from: Albury
Journey: Trained at Albury to age 15. Then AIS age 15-22
Current: Nunawading Swim Club. Coach Rohan Taylor
Started Swimming: Age 4 due to asthma
Most looking forward to at Olympics 2016: Going as a confident experienced athlete
Best moment in swimming: Qualifying for 3rd Olympics
Pre-race meal: Pasta
Favourite food (not swim related): Spag Bolognese
Music pre race: None too distracting
Training secret that has helped your 3rd Olympic preparation: Pilates at PhysioHealth
What are you looking forward to post games? Spend time in Canberra with family and plan wedding