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Katie Bell (born February 5, 1988) is an American diver from Columbus, Ohio.

Katie Bell
Personal information
Born (1988-02-05) February 5, 1988 (age 30)
Columbus, Ohio
Height 150 cm (4 ft 11 in)
Weight 43 kg (95 lb)
Country  United States
Sport Diving
Event(s) 10 m
Club Ohio State Diving
Coached by Vince Panzano

Bell competed in the Women's 10 m platform event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She qualified for her place after classifying 2nd in the 2012 United States Trials, behind teammate Brittany Viola.[1] After reaching ninth place in the preliminary round, she only managed to attain the 16th position in the semifinal and hence was eliminated from the event.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Bell was born three weeks prematurely and weighed only three pounds and four ounces. She was not expected to survive infancy. She was gravely injured in 2007 after flubbing a dive and landing on her stomach, sustaining a punctured lung, separated chest cartilage, and dislocated ribs.[3]


  1. ^ "Katie Bell - Biography". USA Diving. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Women's 10 m Platform - Results". August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Rabinowitz, Bill (July 15, 2012). "Clintonville's Katie Bell has fulfilled Olympic dream after overcoming tough obstacles". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 

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