• Australia's Olympic weightlifting rep, Tia Toomey (Supplied)Source: Supplied
As the Olympics looms over us, we want to profile the outstanding individuals who are standing as the world's best athletes. Tia Toomey started out in Cross Fit and has pushed herself into Australia's representative for Olympic weightlifting - no wonder we want her to be guest editor for Zela.
Tia Toomey

7 Jul 2016 - 1:20 PM  UPDATED 8 Jul 2016 - 12:10 PM

Hi Guys,

It's been great to be asked to share my experiences and give my opinion on women in sport today and what it means to me. I hope you enjoy some of the stories that me and Team Zela have come up with. 

As an Australian Crossfitter and Weightlifter, I believe that it's important for women to stand proud and follow their passion in whatever it maybe.

In order for an individual to feel successful and satisfied in life, there needs to be a goal. Sometimes there are barriers that we need to overcome, like body image, but combating those barriers are what makes the end result more rewarding. Enjoy the journey, follow your dreams and don't let anyone or anything hold you back.

Embrace the power of determination and desire to succeed.


Australian Olympic Weightlifter, Tia Toomey is guest editor for a special edition of Zela articles. Tia has written, commissioned and created content for readers around her passion of sport and her broader interests.

Tia Toomey – a whole new approach to raising the bar
Zela guest editor, Tia Toomey may only be 22, but so far has had a remarkable athletic career. Find how this outstanding sports woman went from Hurdles, to Crossfit to the Olympics - for weightlifting.