Diver O'Brien called up to Rio
31 July 2016
DIVING: FINA and Rio 2016 has today approved the selection of Brittany O’Brien to the Australian Diving team for the 2016 Olympic Games as a replacement for Brittany Broben who was yesterday forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury.
O’Brien,18, was originally named as a reserve for the team following her results in the Olympic selection trials in May this year and will compete in the Women’s 10m platform along with teammate Melissa Wu.
“Whilst still disappointed that Brittany Broben can’t be a part of our team in Rio, we are very pleased that we have been able to replace her and we look forward to Brittany O’Brien joining us in Rio in the coming days, she will be the youngest member of our Diving Team,” said Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team, Kitty Chiller.
“Brittany O’Brien performed strongly in the Olympic selection trials and has maintained her training with the New South Wales based members of the team and will be ready to go”.
The Olympic Diving competition begins on Day 2 - Sunday, August 7 with the women’s 10m platform scheduled for days 12 and 13 (August 17-18).