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Olympic Information

  • 2004 Athens - 3rd (10m platform), 4th (10m platform synchronised), 6th (3m springboard)
  • 2000 Sydney - 3rd (10m platform synchronised), 4th (3m springboard synchronised), 22nd (10m platform)
  • 1996 Atlanta - 19th (3m springboard)

Recent Performances

  • 4th (10m synchro) - 2012 Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix (Fort Lauderdale, USA)
  • 3rd (10m synchro) - 2012 Montreal Grand Prix (Montreal, Canada)
  • 1st (10m synchro) - 2012 Australian Trials (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 2nd (10m synchro) - 2012 Australian Open Championships (Adelaide, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Winning bronze medals in the 10m platform synchronised at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the 10m individual platform at the 2004 Athens Olympics
  • Winning back to back gold medals in the 10m individual at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Winning two silver medals at the 2005 World Swimming Championships

Interesting Facts

  • Loudy Wiggins (nee Tourky) made her Olympic debut in the 3m springboard when she was 17 at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
  • Wiggins returned to the Olympic arena in 2000 and alongside 10m synchronised partner Rebecca Gilmore, became the first Australian to win a diving medal since Richmond Eve in 1924, when the pair won bronze. Four years later in Athens, Wiggins claimed another Olympic bronze in the 10m platform. She just missed out on another medal in the 10m sychronised event, where she claimed fourth and also finished sixth in the 3m individual event.
  • She claimed gold in the 10m platform at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and a further two gold medals at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games after taking out the 10m individual and the 10m synchronised events. After suffering an injury that cruelled her chance of qualification for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Wiggins then retired from the sport.
  • She then married Carlton footballer Simon Wiggins, gave birth to daughter Layla and forged a corporate career, however was lured back to diving with the prospect of a fourth Olympic campaign.
  • Wiggins took out the 10m platform at the 2012 Australian Championships but then came 14th at the Test Event in London. Returning to Australia she partnered up with Rachel Bugg and after very limited preparation knocked off Melissa Wu and Alexandra Croak at the Australian Nomination Trials. In a tightly contested 10m individual final, Wiggins was pipped at the post, missing out by 2.4 points.

Sport

Years on national team

19

Coach

Mathew Helm (2011 - current)
Chava Sobrino (1996 - 2003)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Club

Gannets Diving Club (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne

Education

Primary

Mansfield Primary School (QLD, Australia)

Secondary

Mansfield High School (QLD, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) - Sydney University (2000 - 2004)


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