Hannah Starling progressed rapidly after making her senior international debut as a 13-year old with a 14th place finish in the 3m Springboard at the 2009 European Championships.
Hannah Starling Profile
|Date of Birth||12th June 1995|
|Team/Club||City of Leeds|
|Coach||Edwin Jongejans / Ady Hinchliffe|
She secured Great Britain's second quota place for the women's 3m Springboard at London 2012 by holding her nerve in a dive-off at the FINA World Cup then made the semi-finals and finished 13th on her Olympic debut at London Aquatics Centre.
Starling finished her junior career with 3m Springboard bronze and 3m Synchro silver at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Australia.
She established herself as one to watch in her first full senior season, finishing fourth at the 2013 FINA Diving World Series event in Edinburgh then placing seventh at both the European Championships and World Championships.
|Olympic Games||3m Springboard||2012||313.95||13th|
|World Championships||1m Springboard||2013||224.75||19th|
|European Championships||3m Springboard||2013||288.30||7th|
|FINA Diving World Cup||3m Springboard||2014||282.45||17th|
|World Junior Championships||3m Springboard (Group A)||2012||457.55||BRONZE|
|1m Springboard (Group B)||2010||299.40||14th|
|European Junior Championships||3m Springboard (Group B)||2010||336.35||5th|
|3m Springboard (Group B)||2009||341.90||8th|
|British Championships||1m Springboard||2014||262.95||SILVER|
|British Gas National Cup||1m Springboard||2012||244.25||4th|
In The Pool
Favourite event: 3m individual because it’s fun. It feels at home.
First senior international meet: 2009 European’s Turin in Italy.
Role models: Tania Cagnotto.
Out Of The Pool
Tip for the top: Never give up.
If I wasn’t a diver I would be: Swimming. I used to be in a swimming club.
Life after diving: I would like to be either a paediatrician or carry on with my music. I play the violin.
Would most like to meet: Beyonce
Most prized possession: Probably my violin.
Biggest influence on career: My mum.
Music: All sorts - I'm quite easy going