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Abby JOHNSTON
Sport Diving
NOC United States   
GenderWomen
Born16 Nov 1989 in Columbus, OH, USA
Height1.66 m
Weight 61 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Sam McGrath
Languages
English
Higher education
Medicine - Duke University: Durham, NC, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving in 2002.
Why this sport?
She was involved with gymnastics but had to quit because of a back injury. She then began focusing on diving instead.
General Interest
Hobbies
Going to the beach, watching television, playing tennis and football, spending time with family and friends. (usadiving.org, 2015)
Hero / Idol
US footballer Mia Hamm. (goduke.com, 13 Feb 2013)
Injuries
She missed part of her 2012/13 collegiate season at Duke University in the United States of America after she was diagnosed with an acrimonial decompression and distal clavicle excision in her left shoulder. (swimmingworldmagazine, 19 Feb 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2010 and 2011 she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference [ACC] Women's Diver of the Year in the United States of America. (goduke.com, 13 Feb 2013)
Famous relatives
Her husband Sam McGrath has worked as an assistant coach for the American football team at Duke University in the United States of America. (kir2ben.com, 12 Jul 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from the sport in January 2018. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 17 Jan 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard 302.85
2 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 321.90
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 267.60
9 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 292.50
9 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 287.70 
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1m Springboard 282.85
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard 310.85
2 2016 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 278.40
2 2016 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 288.60
5 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 284.10
2 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 266.40
3 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 284.70
2 2012 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 302.10
13 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 307.80
1 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 293.40
3 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 303.60
27 2009   3m Springboard  
5 2009 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 276.00
5 2009 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 276.30
53 2008   3m Springboard  
  2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 292.20 DNQ
11 2008 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 226.65
3 2008 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 296.70
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2012   3m Springboard Synchro  
2 2012 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 306.30
3 2012 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 303.30
4 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard 327.75
5 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 286.20
8 2011 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 303.20
3 2010 Veracruz, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 300.90