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Maria KURJO
Sport Diving
NOC Germany   
GenderWomen
Born10 Dec 1989 in Berlin, GDR
Height1.58 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Other names
Maria Picker
Residence
Berlin, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German
Higher education
Psychology - Humboldt University: Berlin, GER
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving in 1998.
General Interest
Injuries
She missed training and competition from September 2018 to January 2019 through injury. (rbb24.de, 08 Feb 2019)

In July 2015 she struck her head against the 10m platform during a training camp and needed nine stitches. She recovered in time to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (t-online.de, 29 Jul 2015; sueddeutsche.de, 28 Jul 2015)

In February 2010 she struck her head against the 10m platform and fell into the water. She sustained a laceration and concussion. She started training again one month later. (sueddeutsche.de, 28 Jul 2015; tagesspiegel.de, 25 Dec 2010; welt.de, 22 Apr 2010)

In 2007 she was unable to train for a year because of a knee injury. (tagesspiegel.de, 25 Dec 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
''During final rounds I won't dive in the suit I wore in the preliminaries. It somehow has become a ritual. I've been doing this forever.'' (berliner-kurier.de, 09 Jun 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 287.00
17 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 264.45 
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform 295.55 
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Event 324.50 
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 306.30
Final 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Event 379.55
24 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 295.00 
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 253.08
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 336.55
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 267.60
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Calgary, AB, CAN 10m Platform 300.25
5 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 10m Platform 269.50
2 2019 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 300.70
2 2019 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 270.39
2 2018 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 301.75
9 2018 Calgary, AB, CAN 10m Platform 280.95
8 2018 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 284.35
5 2018 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 268.98
13 2017 Gatineau, QC, CAN 10m Platform 273.05
5 2017 Gatineau, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 262.02
6 2016 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 240.40
7 2016 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 319.65
2 2016 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 294.33
7 2015 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform 304.70
7 2015 León, MEX 10m Platform 295.80
5 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 312.65
18 2014   10m Platform  
4 2014 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 325.50
5 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 324.15
5 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 270.36
5 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 285.85
4 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 253.80
29 2012   10m Platform  
23 2011   10m Platform  
4 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 272.46
7 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 306.80
5 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 274.50
4 2010 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 319.65
6 2010 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 270.60
18 2010 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 114.00
14 2009   10m Platform  
14 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 222.50
4 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 282.21
8 2009 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 299.75
3 2009 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 297.75
6 2009 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 271.05
4 2009 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 259.83
13 2009 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 270.80
  2009 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 277.44 DNQ
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform 300.25
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform 308.15
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform Synchro 284.64
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Event 352.60
6 2017 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform 291.45
8 2017 Kiev, UKR Team Event 289.20
8 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform 294.85
6 2016 London, ENG Team Event 328.70
1 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 279.75
12 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 228.75
4 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 290.13
2 2015 Rostock, GER Team Event 399.15
5 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform 316.20
2 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform Synchro 290.01
Final 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 299.16
3 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 323.00
3 2012 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform 312.65
3 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform 318.45
4 2009 Turin, ITA 10m Platform 305.35
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2014   10m Platform  
8 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 328.40
5 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 330.90
10 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform 318.15
11 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform 308.50
10 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 286.50
8 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 312.10