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Maria
Kurjo
GermanyGermany, GER
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
10 December 1989
Height
158 cm
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Berlin, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Serves in the Army, Student
Languages
German
Higher education
Psychology - Humboldt University: Berlin, GER

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving in 1998.
Club / Team
Berliner TSC: Germany
Name of coach
Christoph Bohm [club], GER; Lutz Buschkow [national]

General Interest

Hobbies
Baking, spending time with friends, travel. (iat.uni-leipzig.de, 01 Feb 2018)
Injuries
In July 2015 she struck her head against the 10m platform during a training camp and needed nine stitches. She recovered in time to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (t-online.de, 29 Jul 2015; sueddeutsche.de, 28 Jul 2015)

In February 2010 she struck her head against the 10m platform and fell into the water. She sustained a laceration and concussion. She started training again one month later. (sueddeutsche.de, 28 Jul 2015; tagesspiegel.de, 25 Dec 2010; welt.de, 22 Apr 2010)

In 2007 she was unable to train for a year because of a knee injury. (tagesspiegel.de, 25 Dec 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
''During final rounds I won't dive in the suit I wore in the preliminaries. It somehow has become a ritual. I've been doing this forever.'' (berliner-kurier.de, 09 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (europeanchampionships.com, 08 Aug 2018)