Thursday, April 20, 2006

Doc sticks it to rivals

This is a doctor I could relate to :-)

She's more accustomed to mending bones than breaking them but look out if Dr Andrea Wheatley has a rattan stick in her hands.

The Adelaide osteopath has recently caned four men into submission in six fights at the NSW Stick Fighting Championships.

A 2nd dan black belt exponent of Filipino stick fighting, Wheatley arrived in Wollongong this month intending to fight only women.

However, her opponents withdrew for a variety of reasons so she entered the men's 75kg division and only lost the gold medal to a sixth-dan master Craig Hayward.

A non-threatening 172cm and 58kg, the quietly-spoken doctor won the double stick division and silver in the single stick. "


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