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Laura
Marino
FranceFrance, FRA
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
02 July 1993
Height
168 cm
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Model, Motivational Speaker, Physiotherapist
Languages
English, French, Spanish
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 in Vaugneray, France.
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."
Training Regime
She trains at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, 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)
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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