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Year Awarded: 2009
Sport: Diving
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Anabelle Smith - Diving

For Anabelle, 2008 was a magnificent year, gaining invitations from Diving Australia to contest the Beijing Olympic selection trials. As a direct result of her performance she was selected to represent Australia at the Fina Italian Grandprix in June.

Following on from this, Anabelle was selected to represent Australia at the Fina World Junior Diving Championships, held in Germany in September, where she put in a fine performance and was rewarded with 2 Bronze Medals. In December she won gold at the Pacific Schools Games in Canberra.

In the 2009 Open Victorian Diving Championships Anabelle won both the 3 metre and 1 metre springboard events. At the 2009 Open Australian Diving Championships Anabelle was 5th (3rd Australian) in the10m platform, 7th( (4th Australian) in the 3 metre springboard and 4th in the 1 m springboard.

Anabelle was selected in the Australian team for the FINA Grandprix events in April and May, 2009 - FINA Grandprix Canada (Montreal), FINA Grandprix USA (Fort Lauderdale) and FINA Grandprix Spain (Madrid)

Anabelle was named 2008 Australian Female Junior B diver of the year, is a member of Diving Australia's 2009 National Development Squad, and a '2012 and Beyond' Victorian Institute of Sports scholarship holder. Her main goal is to represent Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 2012 London Olympic Games and beyond.

Facts
DOB: 3 February 1993
Place of Birth: Malvern
Height: 161cm
Nickname: Belle
Education: Exercise and sports science at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
Coach: Club/National - Andy Banks (ENG)
Reason: Inspired after watching diving on television during Athens 2004 Olympic Games. "It's different and challenging and not many people really know about it"
Ritual: Yummy breakfast, good sleep

 

Awards, Results & Honours
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - 3m Synchronised Springboard - 7th (224.31) (Partner Maddison Keeney)
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - 1m Springboard (336.90) Bronze
2017 Budapest World Championships - 3m Springboard 11th
2017 Budapest World Championships - 3m Synchronised Springboard 4th 
2016 Bronze Medallist Rio Olympics - 3m Springboard Synchronised
2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games - 3m Springboard 8th
2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games - 3m Synchronised Springboard 3rd
2013 Barcelona World Championships - 3m Springboard 9th
2012 London Olympics 5th - 3m Springboard Synchronised
2011 Shanghai World Championships - 3m Springboard 28th
2011 Shanghai World Championships - 3m Synchronised Springboard 3rd
2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games - 10m Platform 7th
2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games - 3m Springboard 4th
2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games - 10m Platform Synchronised 3rd

 

     

Last updated 27/04/2018

Mentor:  Debbie Watson OAM
Hero:  Catherine Freeman OAM

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