Cristina Sheehan will be just 17 years-old and the youngest member of the synchronised swimming team at the Rio 2016 Games, after being selected at trials in April in Perth.
The Brisbane-based athlete has been training with the Gold Coast Mermaids under head coach Marina Kholod for the past three years.
Prior to that Sheehan lived in Hong Kong for several years and was a member of the Hong Kong synchronised national team for three years where she achieved first place in the Asia Pacific Championship for 12 and under solo.
Last year Sheehan finished first in junior figures at the Queensland Championships, while winning gold in figures and duet at the Australian Open Championships this year.
She currently studies at the Queensland Academy of Maths, Science and Technology and wants to pursue a career in biochemistry or environmental engineering.
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