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Rebecca Gallantree

Rebecca Gallantree made her senior international debut in 2004 and has gone on to become one of the most successful British springboard diver in recent times.

Rebecca Gallantree Profile

Date of Birth 19th August 1984
Born Chelmsford
Team/Club City of Leeds
Coach Adrian Hinchliffe / Edwin Jongejans
She underlined her international potential in 2006, combining with Monique Gladding for 3m Synchro bronze at a FINA Grand Prix in Rome then made her Olympic debut in Beijing two years later, finishing 25th in the 3m Springboard.

In 2009, Gallantree won the first of four consecutive British 3m Springboard titles with the fourth win securing her place at London 2012 where she finished 18th in the 3m Springboard and seventh with Alicia Blagg in the 3m Synchro.

After London, she has gone on to achieve her most successful international results with Blagg, combining for two silvers on the 2013 FINA Diving World Series as well as bronze at the 2013 European Championships.

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
Olympic Games 3m Springboard 2012 267.10 18th
  3m Synchro   285.60 7th
  3m Springboard 2008 232.75 25th
World Championships 3m Synchro 2013 284.73 6th
  3m Springboard 2011 251.45 29th
  3m Synchro   239.40 15th
  1m Springboard 2009 267.55 7th
  3m Springboard   271.80 15th
Commonwealth Games 3m Synchro 2014 300.24 GOLD
  1m Springboard 2010 262.30 6th
  3m Springboard   313.20 5th
  3m Synchro   293.04 4th
  10m Synchro   311.94 7th
  3m Springboard 2006 538.25 11th
FINA World Cup 3m Synchro 2014 296.85 5th
  3m Springboard 2012 315.90 9th
  3m Synchro   287.10 11th
  3m Springboard 2010 287.25 13th
  3m Synchro   297.24 8th
  10m Synchro   322.00 4th
  3m Springboard 2006 253.90 16th
  10m Platform   249.40 19th
European Championships 3m Synchro 2013 292.17 BRONZE
  3m Springboard 2012 286.40 7th
  3m Synchro   258.90 5th
  1m Springboard 2010 241.15 10th
  3m Synchro   280.08 5th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Score Medal/Position
British Gas Diving Championships 3m Springboard 2014 320.85 BRONZE
  3m Synchro   303.75 GOLD
  10m Synchro   268.44 SILVER
  3m Springboard 2013 294.45 BRONZE
  3m Synchro   312.24 GOLD
  10m Synchro   304.14 SILVER
  3m Springboard 2012 326.05 GOLD
  3m Synchro   300.30 GOLD
  3m Springboard 2011 307.85 GOLD
  3m Synchro   283.20 GOLD
  10m Synchro   313.32 SILVER
  3m Springboard 2010 294.25 GOLD
  1m Springboard 2009 231.25 GOLD
  3m Springboard   308.40 GOLD
  1m Springboard 2008 240.10 SILVER
  3m Springboard   274.65 BRONZE
  3m Springboard 2007 274.65 BRONZE
  10m Platform   216.70 9th
  3m Springboard 2006 274.50 GOLD
  3m Synchro   269.97 BRONZE
  10m Synchro   269.01 BRONZE
British Gas National Cup 3m Springboard 2014 317.10 GOLD
  10m Synchro   314.46 GOLD
  3m Springboard 2012 318.90 GOLD
  3m Synchro   291.06 GOLD
  10m Synchro   305.76 SILVER
  3m Springboard 2010 305.80 GOLD
  3m Synchro   272.40 GOLD
  10m Synchro   270.72 GOLD

In The Pool

Favourite event: 3m individual and 10m synchro.

Finest ever performance: World Cup 2012 in London where I came 9th in 3m individual. Also World Cup 2010 where Stacie and I came 4th in 10m synchro.

Role models: As a younger diver my role models were Tandi Gerrard and Jane Smith.

My aspirations are: I would love to get an Olympic medal.

Out Of The Pool

If I wasn’t a diver I would be: A prosthetist/orthotist (hopefully!)

Tip for the top: Enjoy your sport.

Life after diving: I plan to study prosthetics and orthotics after diving.

Most prized possession: My iPod

Biggest influence on career: My parents - they have always been so supportive.


Sports: Diving, of course!

Band/music: Dave Hause, The Loved Ones, The Menzingers, The Hold Steady, The Wonder Years, Daytrader and many more!

Food: Thai curry and chocolate (but not together!)

Hobbies: I love going to gigs and festivals.


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