Proud tradition for Amie and Coe

Weightlifter Amie Coe in the gym room, where all the hard work takes place. Picture: Martin Kennealey d429172
Weightlifter Amie Coe in the gym room, where all the hard work takes place. Picture: Martin Kennealey d429172

The 14-year-old continues a proud family tradition. Her grandfather Rodney Coe has represented Australia and her father, Adam Coe, broke numerous Australian records.

Amie has trained with her father for the past two years and has already won an Australian title for her age and weight division.

‘Many of Adam’s records remain unbroken and he has always trained Amie with the intent of her creating her own mark,’ Amie’s mother Julie Coe-Rutley said.

The Thornlie Senior High School student also represents her school in dance and cheerleading at State level and Ms Coe-Rutley said the school staff had been encouraging and supportive of Amie competing.

‘To me, her proud mum, it is just a thrill that she has been invited to represent her country in an event that has a global audience,’ she said.

‘The pride I have felt for her to have the confidence to compete in a mostly male-orientated sport, and take it to top grade, cannot be expressed.’

The championship will take place at the Sydney Olympic Showgrounds, Nov 21-24.