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Elina Elisabeth Eggers (born March 12, 1987 in Stockholm) is a Swedish platform diver.[1] She is a thirteen-time Swedish diving champion, a four-time All-American athlete, and a two-time first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honoree.[2] She also won a bronze medal in the women's platform at the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, with a score of 319.65, earning her a spot on the Swedish team for the Olympics.[3]

Elina Eggers
Personal information
Full name Elina Elisabeth Eggers
Nationality  Sweden
Born (1987-03-12) 12 March 1987 (age 30)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Sport Diving
Event(s) 10 m
College team Arizona State Sun Devils (USA)
Club SK Neptun (SWE)

Eggers represented Sweden at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed as a lone female diver in the women's platform event. She was ranked sixteenth out of twenty-nine divers in the preliminary rounds, until a much better performance in the semi-finals left Eggers in ninth position, attaining a score of 315.45.[4][5] Eggers, however, finished only in twelfth place by eleven points behind Japan's Mai Nakagawa, with a score of 285.85.[6]

Eggers is also a member of the swimming and diving team for the Arizona State Sun Devils, and an economics graduate at the Arizona State University in Glendale, Arizona.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elina Eggers". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "ASU junior dives into academic, athletic honors". Arizona State University. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Parr, Derek (22 March 2008). "Diving – Champions maintain family traditions". Reuters. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's 10m Platform Semifinal". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Elina Eggers till OS-final i simhopp" [Elina Eggers advances to the Olympic finals in diving] (in Swedish). News AT. 3 August 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Women's 10m Platform Final". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sun Devil Athletics congratulates 72 graduates". Arizona State University. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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