Sam Fricker (Diving) is one of Australia’s most exciting divers. Making his Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games, the 19-year-old competed in the men’s 10m platform event where he placed 28th. Having a strong background in gymnastics and trampolining, he decided to make the switch to diving when he was 11. Fricker found success early on, being named Diver of the Year in the 12-13 category. Fricker’s talent was identified by New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) recruiters, and in 2015 he became the youngest ever recipient of the Commonwealth Games Australia NSW Athlete Grant Program. Fricker became the first Australian diver to ever win the Dresden Youth International Diving Meet – winning by nearly 50 points. In 2019, he earnt a place on the senior Australian diving team, claiming silver at both the Oceania Diving Championships and Australian Open Championships in the 10m platform event. Outside of diving, Fricker has become a social media sensation, boasting over a million followers on Tik Tok, he also has a passion for environmental sustainability, creating ‘Sam’s Straws’ a sustainable alternative straw made from wheat. Despite his busy lifestyle, Fricker is focusing his attention on making the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games diving team.
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