Meet The Team - Stacie Powell
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2008: Eighth in 10m Synchro, 10th in 10m Platform
10m Platform on 8 & 9 August
Did you know?
- Stacie is studying for a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge.
- She was introduced to diving after her grandparents booked her and her sister on to a crash course when she was six. She immediately fell in love with the sport and travelled from Bristol to Plymouth every weekend to train.
- She admits her favourite place to dive is Manchester Aquatics Centre.
After winning four medals over the 2000 and 2001 European Junior Championships, Stacie broke through into senior international diving in 2006 as she finished fourth with Tonia Couch in the 10m Synchro at the FINA World Cup. In 2007, she reached the World Championship final with Tonia in the same event. Stacie made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008, finishing 10th in the 10m Platform and eighth (with Tonia) in the 10m Synchro. An on-going back injury curtailed her progress post-Beijing and while she qualified for and competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, it wasn't until a British record performance to win 10m Platform gold at the British Gas National Cup in 2012 before Stacie declared herself injury-free. She competed at the FINA World Cup and European Championship in 2012 before breaking the British record again to book her Olympic spot with 10m Platform gold at the 2012 British Gas Diving Championships.