<h5>FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2016 - Day 3</h5>
<p>BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 13: Melissa Wu of Australia competes in the Women's 10m Synchro Final during day three of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series 2016 Beijing Station at the National aquatics center-Water Cube on March 13, 2016 in Beijing, China.</p>
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Melissa Wu

Melissa Wu

Diving Schedule & Results

(Local) / 04:00 PM 18 Aug (Rio)
Women's 10m Platform Final

368.30 (5th)

368.30 (5th)


Qian Ren (CHN)
Yajie Si (CHN)
Meaghan Benfeito (CAN)

(Local) / 10:00 AM 18 Aug (Rio)
Women's 10m Platform Semifinal

346.00 (4th)

346.00 (4th)


(Local) / 03:00 PM 17 Aug (Rio)
Women's 10m Platform Preliminary

342.80 (4th)

342.80 (4th)


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Athlete Biography

Beijing 2008 silver medallist Melissa Wu will compete at her third Olympics after being selected for the Rio Games following the 2016 Australian Open Championships, which doubled as the Rio Nomination Trials in May in Melbourne.

Showing strong form over the last twelve months, the Sydney-born athlete won bronze in the 10m individual at this year’s World Cup in Rio, which doubled as the Olympic Test Event.

In Beijing Wu stormed through the women’s 10m synchronised platform event alongside Briony Bryant (nee Cole) to claim the silver medal. The Aussie duo had produced Australia’s best ever result in synchronised diving with Chen Ruolin and Xin Wang from the all-conquering home-team taking the gold. Wu also competed in the individual 10m platform and finished sixth.

In the thrilling London Olympic 10m individual platform final, Wu fell agonisingly short of the podium and finished fourth. Teammate Brittany Broben, 16, claimed silver behind China’s Chen Ruolin. Wu was also a competitor at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival where she claimed a bronze medal in the 10m platform and came fifth in the 3m springboard.

Wu’s siblings Joshua and Madeline are both seeking to follow in their older sister’s footsteps chasing their sporting dreams. The pair are both part of the Australian Weightlifting Federation’s junior squads.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 4th (10m platform) 2008 Beijing - 2nd (synchronised 10m platform); 6th (10m platform)

Recent Performances

  • 1st – 2016 Australian Open Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 12th – 2016 World Series (Kazan, Russia)
  • 5th – 2016 World Series (Windsor, Canada)
  • 3rd – 2016 World Series (Dubai, UAE)
  • 3rd – 2016 World Series (Beijing, China)

Career Highlights

  • Winning silver in the 10m synchronised platform at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • Winning gold in the 10m synchronised platform with Alex Croak and silver in the 10m individual platform at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
  • Winning bronze in the 10m platform individual at the 2016 World Cup in Rio, which was also the Olympic test event.

Education

  • Primary
    Coverdale Christian School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Christian Outreach College Brisbane (QLD, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Commerce - Macquarie University

Training

  • Coach
    Chava Sobrino (2010 - current)
  • Institute/Academy
    NSW Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Chocolate
Favourite holiday destination
Thailand
Favourite music
Alternative and Pop
Personal Motto
Only as much as I dream can I be.
Star Sign
Taurus
Tattoos/Piercings
The Olympic Rings in the shape of hearts, top of my right leg - it is a symbol to represent the fact that I achieved my childhood dream of competing for Australia at the Olympic Games. I also have my personal motto tattooed on my left rib.
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Tennis
First Olympic Memory?
Watching the diving on television during the Sydney Olympics as a child. It inspired me to start diving.
Most Influential person in your career/life
My coach (Chava Sobrino) and my family.