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Caroline Pileggi, 2005

Toni Wilkinson

inkjet print (image: 131.0 cm x 120.0 cm, frame: 141.0 cm x 120.0 cm)

Weightlifter Caroline Pileggi (b. 1977) represented Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and went on to win three medals - a gold and two silvers - at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in the Women's Over-75kg class. Her career took a body blow in 2004, when the Australian Sports Drug Agency found her guilty of refusing to submit to a drugs test. Pileggi appealed against her omission, claiming the drug testers didn't follow protocols as they did not inform her she was required to take a test. She was however handed a two-year ban from the sport - a punishment that saw her removed from the Athens Olympics. Pileggi is currently considering whether she will resume training and return to her sport later this year.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006
© Toni Wilkinson

Accession number: 2006.86.c

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Toni Wilkinson

Caroline Pileggi (age 28 in 2005)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

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Toni Wilkinson (5 portraits)

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Introduction The National Portrait Gallery’s photographic exhibition Flash: Australian Athletes in Focus explores various interpretations of Australian sporting men and women.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.