GREATER THAN GOLD: ANNABELLE WILLIAMS
Written on the 16 August 2016 by Laura Daquino
AFTER achieving the height of sporting glory, Annabelle Williams continues to live the Olympic dream as the in-house lawyer for the Australian Olympic Committee.
"People probably wouldn't realise I'm a one-woman show without a team of lawyers behind me."
Even before graduating, Williams had notched up a lifetime of achievements, including as a stunt double for Charlize Theron in Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Yet it is her sporting achievements for which she is best known.
"Quentin Bryce said something that has always resonated with me: 'You can do it all, just not all at the same time'. I've tried to approach things like that."
Williams says that type of routine doesn't really come naturally for anyone and, in moments of doubt, she was lucky to have a support network that encouraged her to keep up the momentum.
"We were such unlikely winners in that relay and such outsiders to even win a silver or bronze," she says.
"We won by 0.03 of a second there were four teams on the wall in less than 0.2 of a second, so it was very hard to tell whether we won or came fourth.