Chris Snode

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Chris Snode
Personal information
National team  Great Britain
Born (1959-03-23) 23 March 1959 (age 58)
Sutton, London, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport Diving
Event(s) Springboard, 3m
Platform, 10m
College team University of Florida
Club Highgate Diving Club
Crystal Palace Diving Team

Christopher Snode (born 23 March 1959) is an English former competition diver who represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics, 1980 Summer Olympics, and 1984 Summer Olympics.[1] He represented England at the 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games, and won four gold medals.

Snode attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he dove for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1977 to 1980.[2] He was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Diver of the Year three consecutive years, received six All-American honors, and won the individual NCAA national championship in the three-metres springboard event in 1978.[2] Snode graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 1981, and was inducted in the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1993.[3][4]

At the first-ever FINA Diving World Cup held in The Woodlands, Texas in 1979, Snode was the gold medalist in the men's three-metres springboard event.

Snode was a member of the British Olympic team in 1976, 1980 and 1984; he placed among the top ten divers in the world in both platform and springboard diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.[1] He was the three-metres springboard and ten-metres platform diving champion at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, and again in both events at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.

Chris Snode has worked as an Olympic television commentator and diving pundit for the BBC and Euro Sport. He is the executive diving consultant on Eyework's "Splash" reality programme that premiered on ABC, March 19, 2013.

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  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Chris Snode. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Florida Swimming & Diving 2010–11 Media Supplement, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 81–84, 85, 86–90, 91, 102–107, 108–113 (2010). Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  3. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Six ex-Gators to be inducted," The Gainesville Sun, p. 4C (2 April 1993). Retrieved 27 September 2012.