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Maria
Kurjo
GermanyGermany, GER
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
10 December 1989
Height
158 cm
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)