|Born||7 July 1979|
|Height||4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)|
|Weight||97 lb (44 kg; 6.9 st)|
|Event(s)||10m platform, 10m synchro|
Wiggins said she thinks of herself as 100 per cent Australian, although her family stays close to relatives in the Middle East. "All of my immediate family is in Australia, and everyone else back home is safe—we're in contact with them," she said. "We keep them updated with my results."
Wiggins finished 19th in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. She won bronze in the 10m synchronised platform at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, becoming the first Australian to win an Olympic medal in diving since Dick Eve in 1924. She and Rebecca Gilmore were also the first Australian female Olympic diving medalists in the 2000 Games.
A year later, she won the Australian national championships and won gold in the 10m dive at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Wiggins won first place at an unprecedented three successive CAN-AM-MEX FINA Diving Grand Prix competitions in 2003. She finished second in the World Championships 10m synchronised diving in Barcelona in 2003. Also in 2003, she was named Sydney University Sports Woman of the Year and won the Magpie Wests Ashfield Award.
In 2004, after finishing second in the 10m dive at the World Cup, Wiggins won bronze by herself in the 10m at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, making her the first Australian diver to win more than one Olympic medal. She became the head diving coach at the Presbyterian Ladies' College Aquatic Centre in Melbourne in August 2007, but had to stop because of training commitments.
After getting married and having a baby, Wiggins began a comeback, placing 14th at the Olympic Test Event in London. Returning to Australia, she partnered with Rachel Bugg and, after very limited preparation, defeated Melissa Wu and Alexandra Croak at the Australian Nomination Trials. Wiggins competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where, at 33, she was the oldest diver in the field.
Wiggins has a degree in media and communications, and is a personal trainer and a food and wellness coach. She is on the Australian Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission and owns a personal training business in Melbourne called Loudy Wiggins Fitness. She has also launched an online Fitness program at www.mindbodyblitz.com.
She was born in Haifa, Israel and is of Palestinian background. She was born to Butros and Afaf Tourky, who moved to Australia when Loudy was three. She has commented, "I will always have a bond with Palestine. My life is here, but it’s in the back of my mind." Wiggins is married to former Carlton AFL Australian rules football player Simon Wiggins. They have a daughter born in 2010 and a son born in 2013.
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