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Maddison
Keeney
AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
23 May 1996
Height
167 cm
Weight
62 kg
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Computer Science, Physics - University of Queensland: Australia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 10.
Why this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to give diving a try.
Club / Team
Australian Institute of Sport [AIS]: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Ady Hinchcliffe [national]

General Interest

Nicknames
Maddi (Facebook profile, 31 Jul 2017)
Injuries
A shoulder injury forced her to miss the 2015 Queensland Open. (diving.asn.au, 27 Feb 2015)
Other information
DEMONS BANISHED IN BUDAPEST
She won a gold medal in the 1m springboard event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, after a strong final dive saw her overtake Russian Nadezhda Bazhina to finish first. Her victory in Budapest helped put to rest memories of the zero she scored after her final dive in the same event at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation, where footage of the dive becoming popular online. "I wanted to redeem myself [in Budapest]. I didn't need to think about what happened in the past because I knew that all the training, all the hard work I'd done, would pay off." (abc.net.au, 16 Jul 2017; au.news.yahoo.com, 15 May 2016; dailymail.co.uk, 01 Aug 2014)