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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 5th (3m springboard synchronised), 7th (3m springboard)

Recent Performances

  • 5th (3m); 3rd (3m synchro) - 2012 Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix (Fort Lauderdale, USA)
  • 3rd (3m); 2nd (3m synchro) - 2012 Montreal Grand Prix (Montreal, Canada)
  • 8th (3m synchro); 13th (3m) - 2012 FINA World Cup (London, England)
  • 1st (3m synchro; 1st (3m) - 2012 Australian Open Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 3rd (3m synchro); 5th (3m) - 2011 World Championships (Shanghai, China)

Career Highlights

  • Winning a gold medal in the 3m individual, and silver in the 1m individual and 3m synchronised at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi
  • Winning a gold medal in the 3m synchronised event and a silver medal in the 1m at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
  • Competing at two Olympic Games.

Interesting Facts

  • Following a number of podium finishes in FINA Grand Prix events with her partner Briony Cole, Sharleen Stratton claimed gold in the 3m synchronised event, silver in the 1m individual event and 5th in the 3m individual event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
  • After being a part of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2005, Stratton graduated to the real deal when she and partner Briony Cole made the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The pair competed consistently and finished a respectable 5th in the 3m synchro. Stratton also claimed 7th in the 3m individual event. She knew that with four years of hard work she could push herself and improve on the results in London.
  • Stratton returned to Commonwealth Games glory in 2010 when she claimed gold in the 3m individual event and silver in both the 1m individual and 3m synchronised events in Delhi.
  • When Cole retired after the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Stratton began to dive with new partner Anabelle Smith. The pair began their road to London with a strong performance at the 2011 World Championships where they claimed bronze to go along with Stratton's 5th place finish in the 3m individual event.
  • Stratton took out the 3m individual and the 3m synchronised event with Smith at the 2011 Australian Championships and reaffirmed her position as one of Australia's leading divers when she backed up to claim the same events at the 2012 Nomination Trials.

Sport

Years on national team

5

Coach

Hui Tong (2005 - current)

Primary Training Base

Brisbane, Australia

Club

Australian Institute of Sport (QLD, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Australian Institute of Sport, Brisbane

Education

Primary

Belmont State Primary School (QLD, Australia)

Secondary

Mansfield State High School (QLD, Australia)


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