Name: Kurtis Matthews
Age (in 2016): 17
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