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.
Smith at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
3 February 1993 |
|Height||168 cm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Club||Gannets Diving Club
Victorian Institute of Sport
|Coached by||Hui Tong|
Smith competes in the 3 m springboard and 10 m platform synchro events. She has a diving scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport and is a member of Gannets Diving Club. She trains at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre. She competes with Sharleen Stratton, following the retirement of her former partner Briony Cole.
Smith represented Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she earned a bronze medal in the 10 m synchro platform with Cole. 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. At the 2012 FINA Diving Grand Prix in Madrid she and Stratton finished second in the 3 m springboard synchro, scoring 293.58.
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.
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