Chantelle Newbery

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Chantelle Newbery
Medal record
Women's Diving
Competitor for  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 10m Platform
Bronze 2004 Athens Springboard Synchro
World Championships
Silver 2005 Melbourne 10m Platform Synchro
Bronze 1998 Perth 3m Springboard
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1998 KL 1m Springboard
Gold 2006 Melbourne 10m Platform Synchro
Silver 1998 KL 3m Springboard
Silver 2006 Melbourne 3m Springboard
Silver 2006 Melbourne 10m Platform

Chantelle Lee Newbery (née Michell) (born 6 May 1977 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian diver, and olympic champion. Her first international success was at the 1998 World Aquatics Championships in Perth, Australia, where she won a bronze medal in the 3m Springboard event. Later that year Newbery became a Commonwealth Champion by winning the gold medal in the 1m Springboard event at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She also won the silver medal 2 days later in the 3m Springboard.

At the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games Newbery finished fourth in the Synchronised 3m Springboard Event. But the highlight of her diving career was winning the gold medal in the 10m Platform event at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games ahead of Lao Lishi of China and fellow Australian, Loudy Tourky. Newbery is one of only a handful of women who have tasted Olympic success after becoming mothers.

In 2005, Newbery was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'.[1]

Newbery took time away from diving for almost a year while pregnant with her first child. She gave birth to her son Jet in 2002. In May, 2004, she married Robert Newbery to allow them to compete at the Athens Olympics as husband and wife. Their second son, Ryder, was born in 2006.

In 2009 Newbery told Australian magazine Woman's Day that she was admitting herself to a psychiatric hospital for severe depression. She had also made suicide attempts.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best' </
  2. ^ Fiona Byrne (24 March 2009). "Chantelle Newbery battling chronic depression". The Telegraph (Australia). Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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