Famous divers

Australia: Matthew Mitcham, Mathew Helm, Chantelle Newbery, Robert Newbery, Dean Pullar, Melissa Wu, Rebecca Gilmore, Loudy Tourky and Brittany Broben Canada: Myriam Boileau, Philippe Comtois, Alexandre Despatie, Arturo Miranda, Blythe Hartley, Emilie Heymans, Anne Montminy, Beverly Boys, and Irene MacDonald China: Qiu Bo, Fu Mingxia, Gao Min, Guo Jingjing, Hu Jia, Lao Lishi, Li Na, Li Ting, Wu Minxia, Peng Bo, Sang Xue, Tian Liang, Xiao Hailiang, Xiong Ni, He Chong, Chen Ruolin, Huo Liang, Wang Xin, Yang Jinghui, and Liang Boxi Germany: Jan Hempel, Patrick Hausding, Sascha Klein Italy: Klaus Dibiasi, Giorgio Cagnotto, Tania Cagnotto Mexico: Joaquin Capilla, Carlos Giron, Rommel Pacheco, Fernando Platas, Paola Espinosa, Yahel Castillo The Netherlands: Edwin Jongejans Russia: Alexander Dobroskok, Gleb Galperin, Vera Ilina, Igor Lukashin, Ioulia Pakhalina, Dmitri Sautin and Ilya Zakharov Sweden: Anna Lindberg, Ulrika Knape United Kingdom: Leon Taylor, Peter Waterfield, Jason Statham, Tom Daley, Brian Phelps United States: Hobie Billingsley, Phil Boggs, David Boudia, Lesley Bush, Jennifer Chandler, Mary Ellen Clark, Scott Donie, Troy Dumais, Michael Galitzen, Barbara Gilders, Fletcher Gilders, Bruce Kimball, Micki King, Dana Kunze, Beatrice Kyle, Sammy Lee, Mark Lenzi, Greg Louganis, Pat McCormick, Cynthia Potter, Aileen Riggin, Jeanne Stunyo, Laura Wilkinson, Wendy Wyland Venezuela: Jhonmar CastilloMatthew Mitcham (born 2 March 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian diver. He is the 2008 Olympic champion in the 10 m platform, having received the highest single-dive score in Olympic history. He is the first Australian male to win an Olympic gold medal in divi g since Dick Eve at the 1924 Summer Olympics. Loudy Wiggins (nee Tourky) (born 7 July 1979)[1] is an Australian diver. She was born in Haifa, Israel and is of a Palestinian background. She was born to Butros and Afaf Tourky. They came to Australia when Loudy was three. Loudy has commented, "I will always have a bond with Palestine. My life is here but it’s in the back of my mind". Wiggins said she thinks of herself as 100 per cent Australian, although her family stays close to relatives in the Middle East. "All of my immediate family is in Australia, and everyone else back home is safe - we're in contact with them. We keep them updated with my results." Wiggins was a gymnast at the Australian Institute of Sport, then at age 12 began diving at the suggestion of her physiotherapist.[2] Wiggins finished 19th in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.[2] She won bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics 10m synchronised platform, becoming the first Australian to win an Olympic medal in diving since Dick Eve in 1924. She and Rebecca Gilmore were also the first Australian female Olympic diving medalists in the 2000 games. She won bronze in the FINA World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka in 2001. She was named Female Australian Diver of the Year for 2001. (Australian Diving 2001). A year later, she won the nationals. That same year she won gold in the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games in 10m diving. Wiggins won first place at an unprecedented three successive CAN-AM-MEX FINA Diving Grand Prix competitions in 2003. She finished 2nd in the World Championships 10m synchronised diving. Also in 2003, she was named 2003 Sydney University Sports Woman of the Year and also won the Magpie Wests Ashfield Award.