|Born||17 May 1979|
Michaela Alica Breeze MBE (born 17 May 1979) is a British weightlifter. Breeze was born in Watford and raised in Cornwall and educated at Wadebridge School. She started weightlifting under the guidance of PE teacher Dave Allen. Breeze then went onto Bodmin Community College before attending the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
After nearly eighteen months of starting weightlifting she was put in touch with a new coach, Ken Price. She sustained a back injury in 2000, which saw her miss international competition and training for over a year.
Breeze is currently a PE teacher at Ivybridge Community College in Devon. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to weightlifting.
- Bronze medal in the Clean and Jerk at the World Junior Championships held in Savannah, USA in 1999.
- Winning the European Junior title in Poland in 1999.
- Gold in the snatch and silvers in the Clean and Jerk and combined total at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
- Bronze medal in the 58 kg class at the European Senior Championships in Greece in 2003.
- 9th position in the 58 kg class of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
- Gold medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
- 10th position in the 63 kg category at the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships.
- 5th position in the 63 kg category at the 2008 European Weightlifting Championships.
- 15th position in the 63 kg category of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
- Won a Silver medal at 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India in the Women's 63 kg Category.
Notes and references
- "Michaela's last minute Games call | This is Cornwall". thisiscornwall.co.uk. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
- "Weightlifters and Powerlifters announced in Wales’ quest for 2010 Commonwealth Games glory". www.disability-sport-wales.org. 8 Gorff 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- The London Gazette: . 11 June 2011.
- "Devon people recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours". BBC. 11 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- "BREEZE Michaela". International Weightlifting Federation.
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