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Maddison KEENEY
Sport Diving
NOC Australia   
GenderWomen
Born23 May 1996 in Auckland, NZL
Height1.67 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Computer Science, Physics - University of Queensland: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 10.
Why this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to try diving. "Diving offers a different challenge every day. There is always something you can work on and strive for."
Name of coach
Ady Hinchcliffe [national], GBR
General Interest
Nicknames
Maddi (Facebook profile, 31 Jul 2017)
Hobbies
Cooking, collecting Pokemon cards. (couriermail.com.au, 03 Apr 2018; gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tong Hui. (gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Injuries
In October 2020 she underwent surgery on her knee and her shoulder. (Instagram profile, 16 Jun 2021)

She did not compete at the 2018 World Series event in Montreal, QC, Canada, due to shin splints. (fina.org, 28 Apr 2018)

A shoulder injury forced her to miss the 2015 Queensland Open in Australia. (diving.asn.au, 27 Feb 2015)

She has focused on springboard events since age 12 after she was forced to give up 10m platform because of a stress fracture to her wrist. (diving.asn.au, 27 Feb 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Follow your dreams and passions. If you're not enjoying what you're doing in life, then why are you doing it?" (Suncorp YouTube channel, 03 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2017 Diver of the Year by Diving Western Australia. (Diving WA Facebook page, 20 Nov 2017)
Other information
NO 3M SYNCHRO IN TOKYO
She and her 3m synchronised springboard partner Annabelle Smith were unable to take part in the final qualification event for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after Diving Australia pulled out of the World Cup in May 2021 due to safety concerns related to COVID-19. "To have our team's opportunity to qualify [for Tokyo] in remaining events removed is truly devastating. Maddi and I have been stripped of our chance to defend our Olympic bronze medal, in an event [3m synchronised springboard] we have pushed the boundaries in since Rio," Smith said. (reuters.com, 24 Apr 2021)

REDEMPTION IN BUDAPEST
She won a gold medal in the 1m springboard event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, after a strong final dive saw her overtake Russian diver Nadezhda Bazhina to finish first. Her victory in Budapest helped put to rest memories of the zero she scored after her final dive in the same event at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation, where footage of the dive became popular online. "I wanted to redeem myself [in Budapest]. I didn't need to think about what happened in the past because I knew that all the training, all the hard work I'd done, would pay off." (abc.net.au, 16 Jul 2017; au.news.yahoo.com, 15 May 2016; dailymail.co.uk, 01 Aug 2014)

OCCUPATION
She has worked as a systems engineer for a large insurance company in Australia. "As I went through my degree, I became more interested in data analysis, so I took up the computational science major. I know a lot of athletes do nutrition or exercise science, stuff like that, but I think it's good to have something completely different to focus on, to get away from the diving." (mn2s.com, 28 Jul 2019; Suncorp YouTube channel, 03 Apr 2018; thesaturdaypaper.com.au, 18 Nov 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard 349.65
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard Synchro  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 294.12
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 367.05
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 278.13
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 304.86 
1 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 314.95
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 335.50
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 301.23
12 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 226.05
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 326.60
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 310.02 
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 279.03
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1m Springboard 225.50
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 224.25
3 2016 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 397.39
3 2015 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard 302.45
3 2015 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 294.18
14 2014   3m Springboard  
1 2014 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 321.55
1 2014 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 309.66
24 2013   3m Springboard  
8 2013 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 277.65
4 2013 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 267.75
16 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 231.70
4 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 266.64
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 273.63
4 2019   3m Springboard  
5 2019 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 302.10
2 2019 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 300.93
4 2019 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 295.10
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 283.98
1 2019 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 318.12
1 2019 London, ENG 3m Springboard 368.30
1 2019 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 323.70
2 2019 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 322.14
3 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 354.85
3 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 303.39
5 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 3m Springboard 336.60
3 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 301.83
2 2017   3m Springboard  
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 327.85
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 298.68
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 305.34
3 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard 357.00
2 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 318.66
3 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 324.66
4 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 341.90
3 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 289.80
3 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 328.30
3 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 308.82
3 2016   3m Springboard  
6 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 283.15
6 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 277.95
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 291.69
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 354.05
6 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 272.37
3 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 352.15
5 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 273.90
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 360.15
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 311.25
6 2015   3m Springboard  
6 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 323.35
2 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 299.55
4 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 352.00
4 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 301.50
3 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard 360.50
4 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 346.85
15 2014   3m Springboard  
7 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard 329.25
5 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 290.76
7 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 284.46