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Nick MCCRORY
Sport Diving
NOC United States   
GenderMen
Born09 Aug 1991 in Durham, NC, USA
Height1.78 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
United States
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Mathematics - Duke University: Durham, NC, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up diving in 1998 in Chapel Hill, NC, United States.
Why this sport?
"I began as a swimmer and diving looked way more fun. Eventually I made the switch and stuck with it."
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, listening to music, driving, fishing. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011; 08 Jul 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth at the 2011 World Championship in Shanghai, China. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Former coach Nunzio Esposto. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol
Russian diver Dmitri Sautin, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012; goduke.com, 22 Feb 2013)
Injuries
He had been battling a degenerative knee condition from 2012 to 2015 that eventually lead to him retiring from the sport. (chapelboro.com, 08 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I dive because I love doing it and working to make every detail perfect." (Athlete, 25 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
He earned National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] All-America honours on all three boards in 2010 and 2011. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011)
Famous relatives
His uncle, Gordon Downie, won a bronze medal for Great Britain in swimming in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. His brother Lucas competed at the 2012 US Paralympic Trials. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011; usatoday30.usatoday.com, 21 Jul 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired in November 2014 to pursue his medical studies. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 03 Mar 2015)

CHARITY WORK
He is active in Little People of America with his younger brother, Lucas, who is involved in para-diving. (usadiving.org, 13 Jul 2011)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 505.40
3 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 463.47
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 501.65
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 420.69
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 401.00
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
27 2011   10m Platform  
5 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 512.80
3 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 438.51
5 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 478.90
1 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 461.19
22 2009   10m Platform  
5 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 514.00
13 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 441.25
2 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 419.52
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2012   10m Platform  
2 2012   10m Platform Synchro  
4 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 525.75
6 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 417.81
6 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 408.51
5 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 490.85
2 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 448.32
5 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 479.00
1 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 453.57
8 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 444.80
5 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 424.83
3 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 421.47
6 2010 Veracruz, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 365.31
12 2009   10m Platform  
5 2009   10m Platform Synchro  
11 2009   3m Springboard Synchro  
2 2009 Changzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 460.50
5 2009 Changzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 401.19
9 2009 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 410.45
4 2009 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 432.66