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Matthieu ROSSET
Sport Diving
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born26 May 1990 in Lyon, FRA
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Higher education
Sport Studies - National Institute of Sport and Physical Education [INSEP]: Paris, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving in 1997 at the Lyon Plongeon Club in France.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in several sports clubs when he was a child, including athletics and judo. However, when he tried doing flips into a swimming pool during a summer holiday he knew he wanted to pursue diving.
Club / Team
US Ouest Lyonnais Vaugneray: France
Training Regime
He trains at the National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching television, playing video games. (sportmag.fr, 05 Jun 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the mixed team event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (insep.fr, 03 Dec 2020; ffnatation.fr, 17 Nov 2017)
Injuries
He suffered fractures to both of his heels in a trampolining accident during training two days before the 2008 European Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus. (usol.fr, 13 Jul 2011)

He has been affected by chronic pain on his back and wrist during his career. (sportmag.fr, 05 Jun 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Diving is a discipline that gives you lots of sensations and so much adrenaline. When you stop, you have the feeling that everything else is dull. It's difficult to find something as exciting in your daily life." (leprogres.fr, 28 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2018 a diving pool was named after him in Vaugneray, France. (ffnatation.fr, 02 May 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in gymnastics at national age group level in France. (usol.fr, 13 Jul 2011)
Milestones
He and Laura Marino became the first French divers to win a gold medal at the world championships when they placed first in the mixed team event at the 2017 edition in Budapest, Hungary. (ffnatation.fr, 17 Nov 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportmag.fr, 05 Jun 2020)
Other information
BREAK FROM SPORT
After winning gold in the mixed team event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, he put competitive diving on hold. "Weariness had finally set in after 12 years of diving non-stop. I was worn out, both physically and mentally. I needed a break, to do something else, even totally cut it off with sport." He focused on his cinematography studies and returned to the sport two years later, a break which he thinks has paid off. "My approach has changed. Before, when I came to training, I only thought of my performance, about the Olympic title. It was too much. Now I keep my goals high, but while focusing on the pleasure of training. I wouldn't be at this level today if I hadn't taken that break." (insep.fr, 03 Dec 2020; sportmag.fr, 05 Jun 2020; eprogres.fr, 28 Nov 2019)

FIRST HIGH DIVE
In 2019 he made his first high dive, near Saint-Jean-de-Fos, France. "I was under pressure. I was sick, had a fever, but couldn't postpone it. Some policemen came and tried to stop [me] diving. They finally left, but I had to do it quickly in case they returned. I stepped onto the platform, without thinking. I just watched my brother at the bottom, waiting for his signal. Then I jumped, it was high! I didn't realise before, but you really have time to think about the impact with the water, and to remember your whole life! Finally I entered the water without a problem. It was crazy, I didn't even feel the impact. Actually, when I dove from 3m, I loved to do the most number of twists and rotations in a little amount of time. At 27m you fly so much more. You have more time and the feeling of flying is just crazy!" (sportmag.fr, 05 Jun 2020; eprogres.fr, 28 Nov 2019)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied landscape architecture at Du Breuil School in Paris, France, and taken a course in cinematography at the Superior School of Cinematographic Studies [ESEC]. (insep.fr, 03 Dec 2020; CNEWS-Lyon pressreader.com, 11 Jun 2019; LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
29 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 275.70
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard 373.40
15 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard 422.50
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 435.70
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 358.80
Final 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Event 406.40
10 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 392.65 
10 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 460.55 
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Event 417.20
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1m Springboard 409.45
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 402.36
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard 455.45
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1m Springboard 337.95
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA 1m Springboard 314.20
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 386.00
9 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 396.09
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 289.85
16 2020 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 336.60
2 2020 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 371.73
7 2017 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 404.00
5 2017 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 363.12
6 2017 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard 391.80
4 2017 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 343.92
3 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 440.00
1 2016 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 504.15
4 2016 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 360.81
8 2016 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 422.00
3 2016 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 408.63
1 2016 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard 457.30
2 2016 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 362.67
2 2015 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 498.70
4 2014   3m Springboard  
1 2014 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 454.95
2 2014 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 479.50
12 2012   3m Springboard  
16 2012 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 372.10
4 2012 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 384.81
5 2011   3m Springboard  
4 2011 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 402.09
8 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 432.10
4 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 361.08
7 2011 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 375.99
9 2010 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 404.60
3 2010 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 402.45
10 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 381.10
4 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 389.28
8 2010 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 420.55
3 2010 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 389.55
7 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 435.60
7 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 347.97
23 2009   3m Springboard  
9 2009 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 402.90
3 2009 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 401.85
11 2009 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 382.45
3 2009 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 412.50
21 2009 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 286.30
5 2009 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 357.30
27 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 298.35
8 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 367.95
12 2008 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 314.55
17 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 345.50
5 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 371.40
12 2007 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 338.70
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2021 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 357.45
4 2017 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard 455.55
3 2017 Kiev, UKR 1m Springboard 412.95
1 2017 Kiev, UKR Team Event 372.40
10 2017 Kiev, UKR 3m Springboard Synchro 333.18
5 2016 London, ENG 1m Springboard 390.15
7 2016 London, ENG 3m Springboard 419.90
5 2016 London, ENG Team Event 329.85
1 2015 Rostock, GER 1m Springboard 433.80
1 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 476.70
4 2015 Rostock, GER Team Event 369.10
6 2014 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard 443.45
3 2014 Berlin, GER 1m Springboard 420.10
4 2014 Berlin, GER Team Event 374.85
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED 1m Springboard 403.95
1 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard 504.00
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard Synchro 404.43
1 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team Event 416.50
3 2011 Turin, ITA 1m Springboard 412.15
4 2011 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard 468.30
3 2011 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 425.37
9 2010 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 384.40
Preliminary round 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 366.95
6 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 395.46
Preliminary Round 2009 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard 335.05
4 2009 Turin, ITA 1m Springboard 393.90
4 2009 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 406.05
6 2008 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard Synchro 377.76
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2012   3m Springboard  
6 2012 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 445.70
7 2012 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 432.85
4 2012 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 441.50
3 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 472.50