Melissa Wu

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  • Birth Place

    Penrith

  • Birth State

    NSW

  • Year of Birth

    1992

  • Height

    153cm

Languages Spoken:

No

Education Details:

Certificate IV in Fitness, currently studying Bachelor of Commerce (Macquarie University)

Club details:

Perfect 10 Diving Club / NSWIS

Why did you begin your sport?

I started diving because I was always drawn to it as a kid and loved seeing the divers training at Sydney Olympic Park. I watched the Sydney Olympics on tv as a child, which inspired me to start diving.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

I try and avoid having too many routines or rituals, so that I can be adaptable and prepared for anything during competitions. When I'm competing I like to keep my mind busy though and switch off between dives by listening to music, doing sudoku puzzles or playing games on my phone.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

My most memorable sporting achievement was winning a silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games. It was my first Olympics and Was such an exciting experience. Winning a medal for Australia made me feel so proud and was a dream come true.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Roger Federer because he's not only an exceptional athlete but also a great role model and I aspire to be the sort of athlete he is.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

My family because they support me no matter what and are there for me through all the highs and lows of not just competition, but of each and every day.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

Playing piano and skateboarding

What is your sporting ambition?

To win an Olympic gold medal.