This athlete will make you rethink your workout excuses

She knows how to say no to Netflix.

Wheelchair basketballer, Clare Nott has a level of determination that’s hard to find. Starting basketball in 2004, she was on the national squad by the following year. She was named ‘Best New Talent’ in the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League in 2005 and has been ‘Most Valuable Player’ five times. She was also selected in the national team for the Paralympics, winning a Bronze medal in Beijing and Silver in London.
Losing her ability to walk at a young age, Nott admits you need a lot of self-motivation to get through adversity.

Getting to Know You

clare nott, wheelchair basketball, women, Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League, paralympicsName: Clare Nott
Born: Newcastle, NSW
Lives: Wandi, WA
Known for: Wheelchair basketball
Personal motto: do what you love, love what you do.
Success is: knowing you gave it your absolute all and your family is proud of you.
Advice I would give my 20-year-old self: talk to your mother (life is short)
People are surprised that: I can eat so quickly
Im inspired by: my husband and his work ethic
The biggest risk I have taken (that has paid off) is: changing teams in 2015; we ended up winning the national title and I got series final MVP
My most used emoji: 👍

Out and About

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Wake up time: 6.00/6.15am
Morning ritual: cleanse, tone and moisturise!
Desk lunch: Leftover dinner like spaghetti bolognese or sliced up beef roast in a wrap or salad. Delicious!
Last thing I do at night: read my book
Guilty pleasure: chocolate
3 things vital to my day: my wheelchair, food and talking to my husband
Cafe: banana bread
Juice: “Caribbean green” from Boost
Coffee: piccolo latte
Culture stop: Book depository (online shop)
Studio/gym: WAIS High Performance Centre


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Sports top: lululemon (off time), team uniform (comp time)
Sports shorts: lululemon black tights
Shoes: Nike
Sunglasses: Oakley (prescription) or Ray Ban (if wearing contacts)
Watch: my iPhone!
Store: Lululemon & Nike
New season must have: I don’t really keep up with trends, but always like when they bring out things in fun bright colours/patterns

Culture & Tech

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App: The Simpsons Tapped Out
Website: Facebook
Binge watch: Orange is the New Black
Instagram stalk: Rebecca Judd
Album love: Adele

Logging On

Instagram: @clarenott10

Twitter: @clarenott10

Facebook: @clare1086


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