Jaele Patrick made her Olympic debut at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Competing in the 3m springboard event, Patrick was the final athlete to qualify for the semi-final after finishing 18th in the preliminaries. In the semi-final, Patrick repeated her tightrope act and qualified 11th out of the 12 athletes to make the final. She went on to finish 11th in the final with compatriot Sharleen Stratton fifth and China’s Minxia Wu claiming gold.
The dual 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist took up a sports scholarship at Texas A&M University and beat the best divers in the US College system to win the NCAA Championship before earning her spot to compete at the London Games.