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Anabelle "Belle" Smith (born 3 February 1993) is an Australian diver. She competed in the 3 m springboard synchronised event at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal in 2016, placing fifth in 2012.[4]

Anabelle Smith
Anabelle Smith 2010.jpg
Smith at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Personal information
Nickname(s) Belle
Nationality Australia
Born (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 24)
Malvern, Victoria[1][2]
Residence Melbourne
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)[3]
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Diving
Club Gannets Diving Club[1]
Victorian Institute of Sport[4]
Coached by Hui Tong[2]

DivingEdit

Smith competes in the 3 m springboard and 10 m platform synchro events.[5][6] She has a diving scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport[2] and is a member of Gannets Diving Club.[2] She trains at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.[2] She competes with Sharleen Stratton, following the retirement of her former partner Briony Cole.[7]

Smith represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she earned a bronze medal in the 10 m synchro platform with Cole.[2] Competing with Stratton she won a bronze medal in the 3 m synchro springboard at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships with a score of 306.90.[7] At the 2012 FINA Diving Grand Prix in Madrid she and Stratton finished second in the 3 m springboard synchro, scoring 293.58.[5]

Before the 2014 Commonwealth Games Smith severely injured the middle finger on her right hand, when it was squashed by metal plates of a weight training machine. She returned to diving after three months and wore a hand brace for another five months. She did not fully recover the mobility in that finger.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Anabelle Smith. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Anabelle Smith". Diving Australia. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Anabelle Smith. rio2016.com
  4. ^ a b c Anabelle Smith. nbcolympics.com
  5. ^ a b "Lane 9 News Archive: Cubans Spoils Clean Sweep for Chinese Divers at FINA Diving Grand Prix Stop in Madrid". Swimmingworldmagazine.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wiggins misses individual Olympic dive – ABC Grandstand Sport". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Diving duo gets Australia off the mark". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012.