Recent Posts by Marayke

About: Marayke

Marayke is an unusual name, where does it come from​

Both my parents are of Dutch heritage and Marayke is a typical Dutch name. However in Holland it is spelled Marijke, and my parents changed the spelling because they thought Australians would pronounce my name wrong. So I might...

What is your favourite colour

I like hot pink and lime green, turquoise, purple- and I love wearing green and gold for Australia...

What is your Favourite food

Feta cheese and greek salad...

Do you have any pets?

I LOVE animals and growing up had many pets- fish, chooks, cats, dogs, a bird, mice, rats, guinea pigs- even a hermit crab. My favourite was my dog Sally. She was a west highland White Terrier and she would...

What is your dream holiday

I am fortunate enough that I’ve already had my dream holiday- traveling around Europe, the UK and Egypt after the Paralympics in 2004. Now I fantasise about snorkeling on the Great Barrier reef and an over water bungalow in...

How many medals do you have

Heaps. I don’t even know how many. From the Paralympics I have 2 bronze medals (2004) and a silver (2008). I have 2 world championships silver (2002) and one bronze 2010....

Where do you keep your medals?

My two Athens paralympic medals are hanging on a giraffe statue in my loungeroom. It’s kind of a joke. One day when I was trying to decide where to display them I hung them there– and they’ve been there...

Which countries have you been to

Thailand, New Zealand, Holland, Germany, England, Scotland, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Monaco, Vatican City, Greece, Singapore, America, Argentina,Austria,Malaysia, China....

What are your hobbies

I like reading biographies and auto biographies, making cards and jewelry, shopping for clothes, kayaking , handcycling....

What music do you like?

Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue,Madonna, U2, ABBA,Midnight Oil, Savage Garden....