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|
|Team/Club||City of Leeds|
|Coach||Adrian Hinchliffe / Edwin Jongejans|
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.
|Olympic Games||3m Springboard||2012||267.10||18th|
|World Championships||3m Synchro||2013||284.73||6th|
|Commonwealth Games||3m Synchro||2014||300.24||GOLD|
|FINA World Cup||3m Synchro||2014||296.85||5th|
|European Championships||3m Synchro||2013||292.17||BRONZE|
|British Gas Diving Championships||3m Springboard||2014||320.85||BRONZE|
|British Gas National Cup||3m Springboard||2014||317.10||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.