<h5>Synchronised swimming Team 2016</h5>
<p>Synchronised swimming Team 2016</p>
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Hannah Cross

Hannah Cross

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

Melburnian Hannah Cross will make her Olympic debut in the pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre in Rio Olympic Park after being selected on the 2016 Australian Olympic Team at trials in April in Perth.

Cross took up synchronised swimming after doing swimming for 13 years and dancing for 11 years. She was inspired to pursue her Olympic dream after watching the sport at the 2007 FINA World Championships in her hometown in Victoria.

As of 2016, she trains full time with the national team for six to eight hours a day.

During the team’s Olympic preparation Cross counts her home training base as the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra where the squad, who are from across the country, meet to train.

Her personal career highlights include placing first in the duet event at the 2015 National Championships, representing Australia in the finals at the Spanish Open in 2015 and 2016 and helping Australia qualify for Rio at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Career Highlights

  • Qualifying for the 2016 Olympics at the Fina World Championships in Kazan, Russia, 2015.
  • Having a personal best performance in the Spanish Open in Alicante, Spain, 2016.
  • Having a personal best performance in the Japan Open in Tokyo, Japan, 2016.

Education

  • Primary
    Essendon Primary School (Victoria, Australia) and Slip End Lower School (Bedfordshire, England)
  • Secondary
    Buckley Park College (Victoria, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Applied Science with a Masters in Speech Pathology - La Trobe University (2015 - current)

Training

  • Coach
    Leslie Sproule (2013 - 2015), Juliana Ghazali-Bujang (2013-2015), Tarren Otte (2010 - current), Anna Nepotacheva (2010 - current), Lilianne Grenier (2016-current)
  • Club
    Golden Fish Synchronised Swimming Club (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
  • Institute/Academy
    Australian Institute of Sport, Victorian Institute of Sport, Western Australian Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Australian Institute of Sport (Canberra, Australia)
  • Secondary Training Base
    Western Australian Institute of Sport (Perth, Australia)

Q&A

Favourite food
Mum's homemade cookies
Favourite holiday destination
England
Favourite music
Pop
Dream car
Land Rover Discovery
Personal Motto
Every champion was a contender that refused to give up!
Star Sign
Aquarius
I would spend my last $10 on
Going out for coffee with friends
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Swimming or Water Polo
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Watching the Australian Synchronised Swimming team in the London 2012 Olympic Games inspired me to follow in their footsteps and become an Olympian myself.
Most Influential person in your career/life
My first coach, Anna Nepotacheva. She is always there for me, motivating and pushing me through the tough times and helping me to believe that anything is possible. She helped me to achieve my dream and for that I am eternally grateful!
Why this sport?
It is a mix between dancing and swimming, both of which I grew up loving, so this is the ideal sport for me!