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Haley Ishimatsu (born September 10, 1992 in Bellflower, California) is an American platform diver.[1]

Haley Ishimatsu
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Haley Ishimatsu at the Olympic diving trials in Knoxville, TN
Personal information
Full name Haley Ishimatsu
Born (1992-09-10) September 10, 1992 (age 24)
Bellflower, California
Height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Sport
Country United States
Event(s) 10m, 10m synchro
College team University of Southern California
Club Trojan Dive Club
Partner Mary Beth Dunnichay

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Personal lifeEdit

Ishimatsu is a fourth-generation Japanese American.[2] Her older sister Victoria "Tory" Ishimatsu is also a competitive diver,[1] and tried out for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games at the U.S. trials with Haley.[2] At the 2008 Kaiser Permanente National Diving Championships, the elder Ishimatsu placed fourth in both the One-meter Springboard and the Synchronized Springboard Final.[3] Ishimatsu signed a letter of intent to compete collegiality at Duke University beginning in the 2010 season. [1] She has now transferred to the University of Southern California where she started attending fall of 2012.

Competitive historyEdit

Ishimatsu has been a member of the U.S. national diving team since 2006, medaling in over ten different competitions nationally and internationally.[1]

Ishimatsu is a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team in both the 10-meter platform and the synchronized 10-meter platform event with Mary Beth Dunnichay.[4] In the synchronized competition Ishimatsu and Dunnichay earned fifth place scoring 309.12.[5] In the individual event, Ishimatsu finished tenth with a score of 329.00 in the preliminary round,[6] but did not make finals, finishing in 14th place[7][8] with a score of 292.95.[8]

Ishimatsu continued diving in preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, stating:[9] "Now I know what the experience is like, some of the surprises," Ishimatsu told the Associated Press. "I'll be able to deal with it better."[9] However, Ishimatsu failed to secure a return to London, faltering badly on her 4th dive in the June 2012 diving trials in Seattle, WA.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Haley Ishimatsu Profile". Athletes. USA Diving. 2008. Archived from the original on March 15, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Hirano Culross, Mikey (2008-07-25). "Diving Their Way Up". The Rafu Shimpo. Los Angeles News Publishing Company. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  3. ^ Franklin, Woody (2008-07-27). "2008 Kaiser Permanente National Diving Championships". Diving. About.com. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  4. ^ Lowery, Jennifer (2008-07-16). "USA Diving announces nominees to 2008 U.S. Olympic Team". News. USA Diving. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Final". Diving Results. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  6. ^ Johnson, Greg (2008-08-20). "Wilkinson, Ishimatsu advance to platform semifinals". Sports. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  7. ^ Newberry, P. (2008-08-21). "China's Chen leads women's platform semifinals". USA Today. The Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  8. ^ a b "Women's 10m Platform Semifinal". Diving Results. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  9. ^ a b Newberry, Paul (2008-08-21). "China's Chen leads women's platform semifinals". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 

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