Briony Cole

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Briony Cole
Briony Cole 2010.jpg
Cole at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Personal information
Full name Briony Christine Cole
Born (1983-02-28) 28 February 1983 (age 33)
Melbourne, Victoria[1]
Residence Brisbane
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Country Australia
Event(s) 3 m, 3 m synchro, 10 m, 10 m synchro
Club Gannets Diving Club, Victoria
Coached by Hui Tong (2005 – present)[2]

Briony Christine "Bree" Cole (born 28 February 1983) is a retired Australian diver who won a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, silver and bronze medals at the 2007 World Championships and a silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[2]

As a child, Cole competed in gymnastics, which led her to diving. With Sharleen Stratton, she won gold at the Commonwealth Games in the 3 m synchronised event. She backed that up in 2007 with a silver and bronze medal at the World Championships. Then in 2008, with Melissa Wu she won a silver in the 10 m synchronised platform at the Beijing Olympics.[1][2]

Cole was born to Mary and Wayne Cole and has an elder sister Sian.[2] She has bachelor degrees in teaching and applied science (human movement, 2005) from Deakin University. After retiring from competitions she worked for the Australian Sports Commission as a regional coordinator in the Active After-School Communities program.[3]


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