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.
After finishing 19th in the same event at the 2010 FINA World Cup, Starling enjoyed a breakthrough 2011, landing her first individual British Champs medal with 3m bronze, upgrading her European position to eighth, then making her World Championship debut in Shanghai, finishing 25th in the 1m Springboard.
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.