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Francesca Del Celo

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Personal Data

Date of birth: 12th April 1996

Born: Genova, Italy

Team/Club: Plymouth Diving 

Coach: Andy Banks

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
European Junior Championships 1m Springboard (Group A) 2014 372.95 7th
  3m Springboard (Group A)   377.85 9th
  3m Springboard (Group A) 2013 400.30 6th
  3m Synchro   262.56 BRONZE
  1m Springboard (Group A) 2012 337.05 13th
  3m Synchro   278.13 GOLD
Australian Youth Olympic Festival 3m Springboard 2013 466.30 4th
  3m Synchro   258.84 BRONZE

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
British Gas Diving Championships 1m Springboard 2014 256.05 BRONZE
  3m Springboard   229.35 12th
  1m Springboard 2013 232.55 4th
  3m Springboard   267.50 5th
  3m Synchro 2012 276.03 SILVER
  1m Springboard 2011 192.15 11th
  3m Springboard   248.20 8th
  3m Synchro   249.60 4th
British Gas National Cup 1m Springboard 2014 252.70 BRONZE
  3m Springboard   261.75 4th
  3m Synchro   270.81 SILVER
  1m Springboard 2012 212.15 11th
  3m Springboard   244.25 5th
  3m Synchro   256.98 4th
  1m Springboard 2011 211.80 6th
  3m Springboard   247.80 5th
  3m Synchro   237.99 5th

In The Pool

Favourite event: 3m Springboard 

Finest ever performance: Junior European Championship 2012 - 3m synchro gold with Grace Reid (278.13). Individually I think my best performance would've been at the Australian Youth Olympics 2013. I just missed out on a medal in the 3m, coming fourth. I also got a PB on my five requireds. 

Role models: Tania Cagnotto and Wu Minxia. 

My aspirations are: To first represent GB at a senior internationals and in the long run go to the Olympics... Would love to go to Rio. The statue of Christ the Redeemer has a perfect diving posture!

Out of the pool

If I wasn't a diver: I would probably still be doing gymnastics (maybe gone to Cirque du Soleil... would've been epic) or I might have tried something different like drama.

Tip for the top: Learn from your mistakes and take that frustration out only to strive for the better. Also make sure you enjoy every minute of what you do. 

Life after diving: I really want to go into child psychology but help out with diving too. 

Would most like to meet: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lawrence and Ellen Degeneres. 

Biggest influence on career: Definitely my parents and my brother but also all the coaches I've ever had. They've all got something different to say about how to be the best.


Sports: Diving (obviously) and gymnastics.

Band/music: R'n'B and pop, but generally speaking I just listen to whatever feels inspiring in the moment. 

Food: Mother's lasagne! smile 

Hobbies: I love to watch movies and then read the book.

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