Scroll for more

Athletes

Kristian
Ipsen
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
20 October 1992
Height
170 cm
Weight
72 kg
Occupation
Manager, Media Professional - Television
Languages
English
Higher education
International Relations, Science - Stanford University: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up diving in 1998.
Why this sport?
He was too shy to compete in gymnastics and he did not want to take part in swimming, so his parents suggested he try diving.

International Debut

Year
2003
Competing for
United States

General Interest

Injuries
He broke his hand in October 2015. (swimswam.com, 21 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Diver of the Year at the 2012 and 2013 Pac-12 Conference Diving Awards. (stanforddaily.com, 03 Apr 2014)
Other information
BROADCASTER
In January 2017 he joined the Pac-12 Network to commentate and analyse university level diving in the United States of America. He initially joined specifically to work on the 2017 Stanford Swimming and Diving meet. (pac-12.com, 27 Jan 2017)

CAREER BREAK
He took a break from the sport between 2013 and 2014, not competing at an international competition for nearly a year. He returned to the sport after dropping by the Stanford University pool on his way home from his job in a technology firm. "After some age-group kids finished practice, I started bouncing around on the board. I kind of realised how much I had missed it. I fell in love with the sport again." (teamusa.org, 24 Jul 2015)

TATTOO
He has a tattoo of the Olympic rings on his left forearm to celebrate winning a bronze medal with partner Troy Dumais at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (sfgate.com, 25 Mar 2014)

Related content