Brittany Broben

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Brittany Broben
Brittany Broben being interviewed by Fox Sports News reporter Adam Curley at the Welcome Home parade in Sydney (1).jpg
Broben being interviewed by Fox Sports News at the Welcome Home parade in Sydney
Personal information
Nickname(s) Britt
Nationality Australia
Born (1995-11-23) 23 November 1995 (age 18)
Gold Coast, Queensland
Residence Gold Coast
Height 160 centimetres (63 in) (2012)
Weight 48 kilograms (106 lb) (2012)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Diving
Event(s) 10 m platform diver

Brittany Broben (born 23 November 1995) is an Australian diver. She won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 10 m platform diving event with a score of 366.50, behind Chen Ruolin of China

Personal[edit]

Nicknamed Britt, Broben was born on 23 November 1995 in Gold Coast, Queensland.[1] She grew up in the Gold Coast of Queensland[2][3] and still lives there as of June 2012.[1] Brittany is a student at Marymount College, located in Burleigh Heads.[2]

Broben is 160 centimetres (63 in) tall and weighs 48 kilograms (106 lb).[1]

Diving[edit]

Broben is a 10 m platform diver.[2][4] She has a diving scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport.[1] She trains at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.[1] As of 2012, she is coached by Xiangning Chen.[1]

At the 2008 Australian Open Championships, Broben earned first place in the 1 metre & 3m springboard events.[1] At the 2009 Australian Junior Elite Championships, she finished first in the 10 metre platform. At the 2009 British Junior Elite Championships, she finished first in the 3 metre platform, second in the 10 metre platform and synchronised platform, and bronze in the 1 metre.[1] At the 2010 World Junior Championships in Fort Lauderdale, she came in second in the Girls B 10 metre Platform event. At the 2010 Australian Open Championships, she finished first in the 10 metre platform.[1] She competed in the 2011 FINA World Championships. That year, she competed at the 10 metre platform at the USA Grand Prix, Fort Lauderdale where she won a gold medal. She went on to earn a bronze medal at the 2011 Australian Open Championships in the 10 metre platform.[1] She earned second place at the 2012 Australian Diving Championships in the 10 m platform.[3][5][1]

At the 2012 London Olympics, Broben won a silver medal in the 10 m platform diving event.[2][4][3] She was sixteen years old at the time of the Games.[6] Going into the Olympics, her training schedule started at 4:15am, where she and a parent would drive from the family home on the Gold Coast to the Brisbane Aquatic Centre where she trained.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Brittany Broben". Diving Australia. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Craddock, Robert (30 June 2012). "Big is beautiful for Opals". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b c Williamson, Brett (4 April 2012). "Diving into life". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Big stage to benefit 'show pony' Mitcham". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Wiggins misses individual Olympic dive". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  6. ^ "Leading diving medal contenders". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-08.