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Laura
Marino
FranceFrance, FRA
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
02 July 1993
Height
168 cm
Weight
55 kg
Residence
Strasbourg, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
French
Higher education
Physiotherapy - National School of Physiotherapy and Re-education [ENKRE]: Saint-Maurice, FRA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2008 at Lyon Plongen Club.
Why this sport?
She had been participating in aerobic gymnastics. At age 15, after changing coach and team, she switched to diving. "I decided to stop gymnastics and look for another acrobatic sport. I tried diving and I liked it immediately. I liked that feeling of falling. Even today I am addicted to it."
Club / Team
Lyon Plongeon Club: France
Name of coach
Alexis Coquet [national]
Training Regime
She trains around four hours a day at the national training centre in Strasbourg, France.

General Interest

Most influential person in career
Her family. (natation.usol.fr, 26 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French track athlete Muriel Hurtis. (trucsdenana.com, 17 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The most important thing is to believe in your dreams and not let others say you are not capable. Do not have regrets, live without regret." (trucsdenana.com, 17 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named the second best athlete from the city of Lyon, France. She was presented with the Silver Lion award. (lyonbondyblog.fr, 07 Feb 2018; lyon.fr, 01 Feb 2018; Twitter profile, 06 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To become a physiotherapist when she retires from diving. She also plans to continue her studies with a masters' degree in training, nutrition and sports biology. (arenawaterinstinct.com.fr, 16 Oct 2017)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She and diving partner Matthieu Rosset became the first French divers to win a gold medal at the world championships when they claimed victory in the team event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (ffnatation.fr, 17 Nov 2017)

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