Student Athlete Profile - Uyen Ha

Uyen Ha

 

 

          

 

What is your Sport? 

Freestyle Wrestling, MMA and Muay Thai

 

What degree are you studying at ANU?

I'm in my second year studying a Bachelor of Law/International Relations

 

How many hours per week do you spend training/competing?

22-28 hours a week

 

How do you juggle the committments of MMA and studying?

Studying on a part time load and being under the Elite Athlete program relieves a lot of pressure and allows me to focus on my training

 

Does sport assist you in your academic pursuits?

Sport grounds me and keeps me disciplined, which is crucial to academic development

 

Greatest sporting achievement?

Making the Olympic Shadow Team

 

What is your long-term sporting goal?

My goal is to take out the world title and dominate the MMA scene. I also aim to make the Australian Olympic team for wrestling

 

Who has had the greatest influence on your sporting career thus far?

My greatest influence thus far has been myself, wanting to better myself and continually driving myself onwards to improve and achieve. Others have supported along the way and been by my side, but at the end of the day, I am the one that has done the hard work

 

Who is your sporting idol and why?

Mike Tyson. A superior athlete with a ferocious style

 

Do you have any supersititions or unusual game day preparations?

Pre fight pampering includes getting my hair done and going for a nice massage

 

Tell us something about you people may not know?

I didn’t start training until 3 years ago.

 

More info in an interview I recently did: http://my-thai.org/fighter-interview-uyen-ha-australian-fighting-thailand/