The peoples champion
No matter what stands in her way Cindy fights to achieve her goals, not for the accolades but for her own pride and personal bests.
A humble athlete that is always willing to help others along the way to her success, be it raising money for charity, stopping to help someone in need in a race, or just words of wisdom and encouragement to her competitors when they are struggling with nerves.
Cindy has always believed that its not where but how you finish makes a champion athlete. She embodies this in every sport that she has been involved with over her life.
It hasn’t been an easy ride for this every day athlete. Not coming form an athletic family, sport didn’t come natural to her. She did however inherit a strong will and a high standard work ethic, which has shone through not only in her sports, but her career as well.
This woman story of triumphs, heartaches, injuries, mental health struggles and failure will inspire you that you too can achieve the unthinkable no matter how big or small. Her Sporting and career achievements are an Impressive resume
Over her 23 year career as an athlete no once has she asked for assistance or sponsorship, she has supported herself to 12 international competitions with karate, ironman and now kettlebell sport.
She has even gone as far as selling her house to get to Austria for the Half Ironman World Championships.
She has also been the muscle and noticeable extra on the TV series Wentworth. Putting her strong sporting physique to good use.
At the young age of 45, Cindy has achieved something rare in the sporting arena. Selected to represent Australia in 3 sports. Karate, Half Ironman and now Girevoy (Kettlebell sport). 3 completely different sports.
Cindy will become the first Australian woman to compete in one arm Jerk at the IUKL World Championships in Latvia in October this year. It is the first year women have been allowed to do single and double arm at this level. She will also be lifting in the One arm long cycle.
She is also trying to qualify for the IKMF marathon world championships which will be held in Spain at the end of November.
Girevoy (Kettlebell) sport is a unique cyclical power endurance sport. It combines some technical elements of Olympic weight lifting with aerobic qualities seen in whole body endurance sports such as rowing and cross country skiing. Athletes generally compete in 5 or 10 minute events, half marathon (30 mins), marathons (60 mins) and super marathons (120 minutes)
Cindy needs help this time around to get to Latvia in October (as she doesn’t have a house to sell anymore)
Her new career path wasn’t chosen for the $$ but for happiness of helping others.
Anything you can do to help would be appreciated.
If you feel she would be a great ambassador for your brand?
Hire for Inspirational talks?
Have a few $$ you can donate?
Or even an Etihad lounge pass or 2 for the flights it would help her on her way?
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If you would like to know more about Cindy Rella’s story please feel free to contact her on [email redacted].au
Here is her Sporting Resume
Karate 4th Dan
Numerous state and Australian titles (1994 -2010)
South east Asia and Oceania Champion 2003
Minor places International competitions in Australia, South Africa & New Zealand
Winning a Karate World Championship 9 months after major hip surgery and 3 minor medals 2005
**Retired from a severe knee injury.
Semi Pro Boxer raising money for charity retired undefeated 2/0
Fought for Save the kids Foundation & Jockey Trust
Faced a fear of the water at the age of 41 learnt how to swim after signing up to become an Ironman.
Raising over $5000 for charity, BCA and children cancer foundation
2015 awarded Silver All World Athletes (top 5% of athletes in age group 40-44)
Placing 3rd in my first 70.3 race and qualified to represent Australia
Half Ironman World Championship finisher.
Completed 1 x Full ironman finishing top 20 Age Group
Completed 4 half Ironman races
**Retired due to illness
KETTLEBELL SPORT (Started in 2017)
Regional winner Biathlon
Nationals 3rd Place Biathlon
Absolute Winner Long Cycle Victorian Open
Ultimate Girevik cup Winner stage 1 & 2 Jerk
Nationals Absolute Winner one arm Jerk
Nationals Absolute 2nd place 2 arm long cycle
NZ Nationals Absolute Winner Biathlon
NZ Nationals Absolute 2nd place
Australian Record Holder in 68+
16kg One arm Jerk
8kg 2 arm long cycle
12kg 2 arm long cycle
Trekked Kokoda 6 months after major knee surgery raising $7000 for Aids Trust
Trekked Sumatra for the Earth for Orang-utan raising $4000
Apprentice of the year
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