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Abby
Johnston
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
16 November 1989
Height
166 cm
Weight
61 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Sam McGrath
Languages
English
Higher education
Medicine - Duke University: Durham, NC, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving in 2002.
Why this sport?
She was involved with gymnastics but had to quit because of a back injury. She then began focusing on diving instead.

General Interest

Hobbies
Going to the beach, watching television, playing tennis and football, spending time with family and friends. (usadiving.org, 2015)
Hero / Idol
US footballer Mia Hamm. (goduke.com, 13 Feb 2013)
Injuries
She missed part of her 2012/13 collegiate season at Duke University in the United States of America after she was diagnosed with an acrimonial decompression and distal clavicle excision in her left shoulder. (swimmingworldmagazine, 19 Feb 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2010 and 2011 she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference [ACC] Women's Diver of the Year in the United States of America. (goduke.com, 13 Feb 2013)
Famous relatives
Her husband Sam McGrath has worked as an assistant coach for the American football team at Duke University in the United States of America. (kir2ben.com, 12 Jul 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from the sport in January 2018. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 17 Jan 2018)