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Sharleen Stratton (born 9 October 1987) is an Australian diver who won gold medals at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, and competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She is a current Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.

Sharleen Stratton
Sharleen Stratton 2010.jpg
Stratton at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Personal information
Nickname(s)Shaz
NationalityAustralia
Born (1987-10-09) 9 October 1987 (age 31)
ResidenceBrisbane, Queensland
EducationOpen Universities Australia
Height157 cm (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
CountryAustralia
SportDiving
Event(s)1 m springboard
3 m springboard
3 m springboard synchro
ClubDonnet Diving Club[2]
Coached byHui Tong[2]

Like many other divers, Stratton started in gymnastics but switched to diving at age 12. With Briony Cole, she won gold at the Commonwealth Games in the 3 metre synchronized diving springboard event. In 2011, she won the bronze medal in the 3m synchronised springboard at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships with Anabelle Smith.[3]

At the London 2012 Olympics, Stratton placed fifth in the 3 m springboard and synchronised 3 m springboard, together with Anabelle Smith.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sharleen Stratton. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Sharleen Stratton. london2012.com
  3. ^ China gets first gold, Canada and Australia qualify for the Olympics Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine., FINA, 16 Jul 2011
  4. ^ "Women's 3m Springboard". London 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard". London 2012. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.

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