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Annett Gamm (born May 28, 1977 in Dresden, Sachsen) is a German platform diver.[1] She is a two-time Olympian (2004 and 2008), a multiple-time German diving champion, and a four-time consecutive gold medalist in the women's synchronized platform at the European Aquatics Championships (2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008). Gamm is also a member of the diving team for Dresdner SC, and is coached and trained by Frank Taubert, who competed in the men's springboard and platform events at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, representing East Germany.[2][3]

Annett Gamm
Personal information
Nationality  Germany
Born (1977-05-28) 28 May 1977 (age 40)
Dresden, Sachsen, East Germany
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
Sport Diving
Event(s) 10 m, 10 m synchro
Club Dresdner SC
Partner Nora Subschinski

Diving careerEdit

At age twenty-seven, Gamm made her official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where she competed in two platform diving events. She placed fourteenth in the women's platform by six points ahead of Austria's Anja Richter, posting a total score of 478.20. She also finished in sixth place, along with her partner Nora Subschinski, in the women's synchronized platform, by four points behind the Mexican team (Jashia Luna and Paola Espinosa), with a score of 303.30.[4]

In 2007, Gamm reached her breakthrough season in diving, when she and her partner Subschinski earned a bronze medal for the same discipline at the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, accumulating a score of 306.63 points.[5][6] At the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Gamm captured her fourth consecutive gold medal (the first being done in 2002), along with her partner Subschinski, in the women's synchronized platform, with a total score of 336.63.[7]

Four years after competing in her first Olympics, Gamm qualified for her second German team, as a 31-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She first teamed up with Subschinski in the women's 10 m synchronized platform, but managed to finish fourth in the final by one point ahead of the U.S. team (Mary Beth Dunnichay and Haley Ishimatsu), recording their final score at 310.29.[8][9] A week later, Gamm placed last out of twenty-nine divers in the preliminary round of the women's platform event, by six points behind Russia's Natalia Goncharova, with a total score of 234.30.[10][11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Annett Gamm". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frank Taubert". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Frank Taubert hofft auf eine Medaille in Athen" [Frank Taubert hopes for a medal in Athens] (in German). Säschsische Zeitung Online. 21 June 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's synchronized diving 10m platform results". BBC Sport. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "China Dominates Diving With Two Golds at Worlds". Swimming World Magazine. 19 March 2007. Archived from the original on 22 March 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chinese get gold on surreal night". China Daily. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Schwimm-EM in Eindhoven: Subschinski/Gamm springen zu Gold" [European Swimming Championships: Subschinski/Gamm dive for gold] (in German). News AT. 22 March 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Women's Synchronized 10m Platform Final". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "China keeps winning stretch in Beijing Olympic diving". Xinhua News Agency. People's Daily Online (China). 12 August 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Women's 10m Platform Preliminary". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Turmspringerinnen gescheitert – Gamm Letzte" [Divers failed – Last for Gamm] (in German). Stimme. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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