Georgia Sheehan is a diver who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2016 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, and was paired with Natalie Cook OAM as her Mentor.
Georgia was born in Everton Park, Queensland, in 1999 and joined Diving Australia’s National Talent Identification program at age 9 after watching Matthew Mitcham win gold in Beijing. Her background in gymnastics served her well in her new sport and was she was named Most Outstanding New Talent in 2011.
Since her first International meet in 2011, where she placed first and second in her events, Georgia has gone on to represent Australia, as an individual & a synchro diver, on a number of occasions – including at the FINA World Junior Diving Championships in Russia where she won a Gold, Silver & Bronze medal, including Gold in the individual 3m event. She also won silver at the senior FINA 2015 Madrid Grand Prix in the Women’s 3m Springboard.
Georgia impressed national diving coaches throughout 2012 and 2013 and joined the National Junior Squad in 2014. She then became the youngest member of the 2014 Commonwealth Games team at age 15, and placed fourth in the women’s 1m Springboard in Glasgow. In April 2015, Georgia qualified for the senior National Squad for the first time due to her success at the Open National Championships.
Georgia then returned to the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and won gold in the Synchronised 3m Springboard with partner Esther Qin, and won a silver medal in the 1m Springboard. Meanwhile, Georgia combined diving with studies in Interior Design at QUT Brisbane.
Honours & Achievements
- 2014: Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 1m Springboard – 4th
- 2018: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Synchronised 3m Springboard – Gold (284.10) (Partner Esther Qin)
- 2018: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 1m Springboard – Silver (264)