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Deborah Tsai

Deborah Tsai

Synchronised Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 12:00 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Teams Free Routine

75.4333 (8th)

Russian Federation (RUS)
People's Republic of China (CHN)
Japan (JPN)

(Local) / 01:00 PM 18 Aug (Rio)
Teams Technical Routine

74.0667 (8th)

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Athlete Biography

Deborah Tsai will take to the pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre in Rio after she was selected on the 2016 Australian Olympic Team at the trials in April.

The Perth based athlete was a competitive artistic gymnast before switching to synchronised swimming in 2007.

Tsai, born in Singapore, currently trains at the West Australian Institute of Sport under her coach Briana Priess.

She has been a member of the National squad since 2010 and also coaches teenage swimmers.

Alongside her swimming, she recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 1st (Junior Solo Division B) 2010 National Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2nd (Junior Solo Division A) 2011 National Championships (Brisbane, Queensland)
  • 1st (Junior Team Division B) 2011 National Championships (Brisbane, Queensland)

Career Highlights

  • Qualifying Australia for Rio 2016 at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia


  • Primary
    Singapore Chinese Girls' School (Singapore)
  • Secondary
    All Saints' College (WA, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    University of Western Australia (2012-2015)


  • Coach
    Briana Priess (2015-present)
  • Club
    West Coast Splash Synchronised Swimming Club
  • Institute/Academy
    Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS)
  • Primary Training Base
    Perth, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Canberra, Australia


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Why this sport?
It's an interesting combination of gymnastics, dance and swimming, and is so much more challenging than everyone else thinks!