Birth Date:  22 Apr 1987
Place of Birth:  STIRLING
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  30
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  157
Weight (Kg):  47

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
SHO Shooting Women's Skeet 9

Laura COLES - Schedule

Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 9:00
Women's Skeet Qualification

Biographical Information


Yoga, walking with my dog, squash (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)

Occupation: Personal trainer (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Education: Exercise and sport science and exercise science and rehabilitation at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia
Languages spoken: English

PERSONAL: Glenn COLES (AUS) (father) (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
NATIONAL: Adam VELLA (AUS) (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)

Position style: Right eye, right hand (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Sporting relatives

Australian long jumper Fabrice LAPIERRE is related by marriage. (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)

Reason: "My grandfather Ray WORTHINGTON gave my dad a shotgun and dad decided to try clay target shooting at our local club in Busselton. I went with him the next time. I was terrible at it but liked the challenge and the people at the club." (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Ambition: "I would really like to successfully defend my Commonwealth Games title and win a medal at the next Olympics in Tokyo." (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Memorable: "Winning the women's skeet gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow." (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Hero: Tennis player Roger FEDERER (SUI) because he has been so successful but remains humble. (Athlete, 30 Jul 2017)
Influence: Father Glenn. “He has been there through every step of my sporting career and is probably the closest thing I have had to a coach." (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Ritual: "I always like to eat salmon for dinner the night before my comp and try to get an early night." (Athlete, 30 Jun 2017)
Additional information

Lost appeal against her non-selection for Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which she claimed was because of her age. "I know it will not change me not going to Rio, but the selection policy that is in place ahead of the Tokyo Olympics (2020) will be a major factor in whether I decide to continue competing until then." (, 16 Mar 2016;, 18 Apr 2016)

Runs a business called Hot Shots Shooting, which offers clay target shooting for parties, corporate activities and team building. (, 11 Jul 2017)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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