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Nick
McCrory
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 August 1991
Height
178 cm
Residence
United States
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Mathematics - Duke University: Durham, NC, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up diving in 1998 in Chapel Hill, NC, United States.
Why this sport?
"I began as a swimmer and diving looked way more fun. Eventually I made the switch and stuck with it."

International Debut

Year
2007
Competing for
United States

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading, listening to music, driving, fishing. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011; 08 Jul 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth at the 2011 World Championship in Shanghai, China. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Former coach Nunzio Esposto. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol
Russian diver Dmitri Sautin, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012; goduke.com, 22 Feb 2013)
Injuries
He had been battling a degenerative knee condition from 2012 to 2015 that eventually lead to him retiring from the sport. (chapelboro.com, 08 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I dive because I love doing it and working to make every detail perfect." (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
He earned National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] All-America honours on all three boards in 2010 and 2011. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011)
Famous relatives
His uncle, Gordon Downie, won a bronze medal for Great Britain in swimming in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. His brother Lucas competed at the 2012 US Paralympic Trials. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011; usatoday30.usatoday.com, 21 Jul 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired in November 2014 to pursue his medical studies. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 03 Mar 2015)

CHARITY WORK
He is active in Little People of America with his younger brother, Lucas, who is involved in para-diving. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011)