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Víctor ORTEGA
Sport Diving
NOC Colombia   
GenderMen
Born27 Jan 1988 in Medellín, COL
Height1.72 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Medellín, COL
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Law - EAFIT University: Medellín, COL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving at age nine.
Why this sport?
He was impressed after watching people diving from the 10m platform and wanted to imitate them.
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Instagram profile, 12 Feb 2022)
Injuries
He began struggling with a shoulder injury in 2018. The problem continued to affect him in 2020. (Acord Antioquia, 14 Oct 2020)
Other information
HIGH DIVING PLAN
In 2020 he spoke of his intention to begin competing in high diving. "[High diving] gives me a boost of adrenaline. Since I was a young boy I have always been thrilled of jumping from high heights, that's why I dive from the 10m platform. I never wanted to do another event because it's the highest." (mioriente.com, 13 Jun 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 386.85
17 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 439.55
6 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 423.66
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform 339.05
13 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 258.93
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 333.96
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 373.60
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 405.03
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 354.30
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 402.55
11 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 374.43
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 372.75
Preliminary Round 2007 Melbourne, AUS 1m Springboard 325.90
Preliminary Round 2007 Melbourne, AUS 3m Springboard 320.55
Preliminary Round 2007 Melbourne, AUS 10m Platform 304.00
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2019 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 358.10
4 2019 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 347.61
14 2019 Calgary, AB, CAN 10m Platform 343.50
15 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 10m Platform 345.95
12 2017 Gatineau, QC, CAN 10m Platform 321.70
12 2016 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform  
9 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 312.72
28 2014   10m Platform  
5 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform 425.60
5 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 374.31
16 2013   10m Platform  
8 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 393.55
17 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 372.00
6 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 356.70
21 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 313.50
11 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 399.65
9 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 351.24
4 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 412.89
6 2009   10m Platform  
7 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 419.80
5 2009 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 433.40
8 2009 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 428.85
27 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 305.00
2 2008 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 418.83
10 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 350.61
6 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 373.20
7 2006 Victoria, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 356.82
10 2006 Victoria, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 333.60
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2019 Lima, PER 10m Platform 374.10
5 2019 Lima, PER 10m Platform Synchro 363.99
8 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform 395.30
5 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 385.65
5 2011 Guadalajara, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 375.03
9 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 404.25
3 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro 416.10
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 369.39
6 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 356.52
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 248.88
6 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 382.50
5 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 395.94
7 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 382.35
6 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform 411.95
4 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 409.98
6 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 393.45
6 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 393.45