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Michael HIXON
Sport Diving
NOC United States   
GenderMen
Born16 Jul 1994 in Amherst, MA, USA
Height1.73 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Economics - Indiana University: Bloomington, IN, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving at age seven.
Why this sport?
His mother and his father coached diving and basketball, respectively, so he was encouraged to take up both sports at an early age. He chose to pursue diving in his freshman year of high school after the training schedules for both sports conflicted. "The one resource I avidly sought from a young age was knowledge. I wanted to know what the best divers did that made them so good."
General Interest
Nicknames
Mike (teamusa.org, 19 Dec 2018)
Hobbies
Playing basketball, golf, running, biking. (teamusa.org, 01 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player LeBron James. (teamusa.org, 01 Jun 2020)
Famous relatives
His mother Mandy was on the US national diving team from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a diving coach at the University of Massachusetts in the United States of America. His father David has served as head coach of the men's basketball team at Amherst College and was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2018; Instagram profile, 20 Aug 2018; umassathletics.com, 01 Jan 2016; athletics.amherst.edu, 01 Jan 2016)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2020 he began studying for a master's degree in finance at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America. He also joined the University's swim and dive staff as a graduate assistant coach. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Sep 2020; mgoblue.com, 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 444.36 
10 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard 431.65
2 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard Synchro  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 449.95
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1m Springboard 330.00
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 388.08 
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 397.45
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 439.15
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 409.05
13 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 441.10 
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 428.30 
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 410.85
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2020 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 410.90
2 2020 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 392.28
3 2016 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard 412.25
3 2016 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 361.02
6 2015 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard 359.30
2 2015 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 376.74
6 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard 383.35
16 2013   3m Springboard  
5 2012 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 383.13
22 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 342.80
10 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 300.72
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2019 Lima, PER 3m Springboard 358.95
6 2019 Lima, PER 1m Springboard 385.80
3 2019 Lima, PER 3m Springboard Synchro 404.13
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2020   3m Springboard  
3 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 425.65
5 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 380.01
15 2019   3m Springboard  
7 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 436.55
3 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 416.49
14 2018   3m Springboard  
9 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 398.30
3 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 410.13
4 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 397.32
13 2016   3m Springboard  
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 488.80
20 2014   3m Springboard  
5 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 391.86
11 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 398.15
6 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 387.39
7 2011 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 356.67