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Kurtis Matthews


Name: Kurtis Matthews

Age (in 2016): 17

Sport: Diving

Coach/s: N/A


Best international result/s: 2nd at Fina Grand Prix Singapore, 4th at World Junior Championships

Major goal for 2016: Make the World Junior Championships team again

Most memorable sporting moment: Placing 4th at World Junior Championships

What do you like most about your sport? Being perched precariously on the edge, backwards, before spinning away into the water far below is a terrifying thought, which excites me. I think I’m an adrenaline junkie.

Biggest challenge you have faced? Finding the courage to learn new dives of the 10 meter platform

Who/what inspires you to achieve your best in sport? The hope of representing Australia at the Olympic Games is what inspires and motivates me. I want to win a medal as well but I don’t want to jinx myself

Favourite food/drink: Everything except sea food.

Favourite song/music: Most kinds of music are good as long as I can understand what the person is saying and that it isn’t overplayed.

Favourite movie: High Planes Drifter

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