Alysha Koloi has been a successful recipient of a Tier 3 Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.
Alysha is still relatively new to diving having made the switch from been an elite gymnast.
While mastering a double back handspring may be different from an inward two and a half, the aerial awareness is one skill that Alysha found transferable.
Alysha is honoured to train alongside Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Maddison Keeney and Commonwealth Games synchro 3m springboard Champion, Georgia Sheehan in Brisbane. They are some of the best 3m springboard divers in the world, it is a great training environment for Alysha to hone her skills and aim towards being one of the best.
Alysha is one of the youngest members of the Australian National Squad however, that does not stop her in her quest for success. She recently claimed the national title at the 2020 Diving Australia World Cup trials in the 3m synchro with partner Georgia Sheehan and won bronze in the 3m springboard at the inaugural Junior World Championships.
Alysha speaks of her selection within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program:
“It is an honour to be selected among these world class athletes from all different sports. To receive the financial assistance of a Tier 3 Scholarship will go a long way to helping me towards training and travelling to competitions.”
Disciplines: 3m Springboard, 1m Springboard, 3m Synchro
First started: 2015
First Club: Chandler Diving Club
Current Club: Brisbane Diving
Aspirations after sport: Study nursing
Rankings – as at Oct 2020
Snr National: 4
Jnr International: 3
Jnr National: 1
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2020: World Cup Trials – Gold, 3m Synchro (Senior Nationals)
- 2020: FINA Grand Prix, Madrid – Silver (Senior International)
- 2018: Junior Worlds – 3rd, 3m Springboard
Last updated 1/10/2020