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Uschi FREITAG
Sport Diving
NOC Netherlands   
GenderWomen
Born19 Aug 1989 in Maastricht, NED
Height1.67 m
Weight 68 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - Fontys Sports University: Eindhoven, NED
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in diving in 1995.
Why this sport?
Her parents introduced her to the sport.
General Interest
Nicknames
Uschka (Facebook profile, 12 Apr 2017)
Hobbies
Snowboarding, skateboarding, stunt inline skating, riding a kick scooter. (talent-foundation.com, 01 Aug 2013)
Hero / Idol
Russian diver Dmitri Sautin. (topsportlimburg.nl, Oct 2013)
Injuries
In 2002 she had a trampoline accident and broke her neck. She was unable to compete for a year. (uschifreitag.com, 09 Sep 2016; limburger.nl, 05 Feb 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
''No guts, no glory.'' (talent-foundation.com, 01 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2013 she was awarded the Silbernen Becher der Stadt Aachen [the Silver Cup of the city of Aachen] in Germany in recognition of her sporting achievements. (xn--wsc-stdteregion-aachen-54b.de, 2013)
Famous relatives
Her mother Lucie Freitag-Fransen has competed in diving at international level. Her father was also involved in the sport. (topsportlimburg.nl, 01 Oct 2013; xn--wsc-stdteregion-aachen-54b.de, 2013; blueaquasports.wordpress.com, 11 Jun 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive diving in January 2017. "After Rio [2016 Olympic Games] I agreed with my coach Balazs Ligart that I wanted to rest my body and my head after 22 years of exercising this sport. I also used this break to take my studies back in. Meanwhile I started training, but I concluded that I did not want to continue with elite sport. A new chapter is coming into my life, namely a social career." (1limburg.nl, 04 Jan 2017)

FROM GERMANY TO THE NETHERLANDS
Born to a German father and a Dutch mother, she initially chose to represent Germany. In August 2012 she decided she would begin competing for the Netherlands after she did not qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (uschifreitag.com, 09 Sep 2016; limburger.nl, 05 Feb 2015)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard 298.95
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 215.75
9 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 305.10
12 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 276.90
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard 258.25
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1m Springboard 254.60
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1m Springboard 247.70
11 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard 288.10
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 299.40
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 237.30
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 252.85
3 2016 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 267.60
5 2016 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 314.10
4 2016 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 291.00
3 2016 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 320.00
4 2016 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 213.60
4 2016 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 320.10
2 2016 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 299.10
4 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard 314.00
6 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 273.30
4 2015 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 311.05
2 2015 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 295.20
7 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 295.95
4 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 280.20
2 2014   3m Springboard  
6 2014 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 277.80
2 2014 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 287.40
3 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 332.15
5 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 269.19
4 2014 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 304.85
3 2014 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 277.80
3 2014 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 303.60
2 2014 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 280.80
27 2012   3m Springboard  
9 2012 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 270.60
22 2011   3m Springboard  
15 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 273.30
4 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 327.50
4 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 292.20
13 2011 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 280.45
5 2011 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 252.60
8 2010   3m Springboard 274.20
11 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 268.40
5 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 294.60
7 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 294.20
46 2009   3m Springboard  
14 2009 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 192.30
11 2009 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 226.40
23 2008 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 203.50
15 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 3m Springboard 259.15
8 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 250.20
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 London, ENG 1m Springboard 265.35
2 2016 London, ENG 3m Springboard 330.60
4 2016 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 293.70
6 2015 Rostock, GER 1m Springboard 249.45
5 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 304.95
5 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 282.00
6 2014 Berlin, GER 1m Springboard 263.75
5 2014 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard 306.45
5 2014 Berlin, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 302.70
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED 1m Springboard 269.95
2 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard 321.40
Final 2012 Eindhoven, NED 3m Springboard Synchro 296.70
6 2011 Turin, ITA 1m Springboard 271.50
7 2011 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard 286.50
Final 2011 Turin, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 295.50
10 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 247.60
8 2010 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 254.95
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 286.50
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2012   3m Springboard  
5 2012   3m Springboard Synchro  
6 2012 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 296.10
6 2012 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 282.30
6 2012 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 291.90
6 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 313.90
3 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 309.60