Robert Newbery

Robert Newbery teamed with Dean Pullar to win the bronze medal in the synchronised springboard at Sydney 2000. Newbery then climbed further up the diving tower to finish fifth, with Mathew Helm, in the synchronised platform. Synchronised diving had its Olympic debut at Sydney.

The bronze medal was the first in diving by Australian men since Richmond Eve’s gold medal in the plain high diving at Paris 1924. In Athens, Newbery won bronze medals in both the synchronised diving events. He joined with Steve Barnett in the synchronised springboard and then with Helm again in the synchronised platform.  With three Olympic diving medals, Newbery became Australia’s most-decorated male diver. His wife Chantelle’s gold and two bronze medals made her the most-decorated female Australian diver.

In Beijing, Newbery finished sixth in the synchronised springboard, with Scott Robertson, and a close fourth, with Helm yet again, in the synchronised platform.  Newbery’s best performance in the individual events was eighth in the platform in Athens.

Olympic Results

2008 Beijing

10m Platform Synchronised - Men
Final 444.84 4th
Final Placing 4 / 8
3m Springboard - Men
Preliminary 465.15 6th
Semifinal 460.35 11th
Final 461.05 9th
Final Placing 9 / 29
3m Springboard Synchronised - Men
Final 393.60 8th
Final Placing 8 / 8

2004 Athens

10m Platform - Men
Preliminaries 461.91 7th
Semifinals 655.89; 5th 193.98 6th
Final 640.65; 8th 446.67 8th
Final Placing 8 / 33
10m Platform Synchronised - Men
Final 366.84 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 8
3m Springboard - Men
Preliminaries 429.09 10th
Semifinals 657.69; 10th 228.60 9th
Final 620.34; 12th 391.74 12th
Final Placing 12 / 32
3m Springboard Synchronised - Men
Final 349.59 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 8

2000 Sydney

10m Platform - Men
Final 613.98; 10th 428.70 8th
Preliminary 434.70 9th
Semi Final 619.98; 9th 185.28 10th
Final Placing 10 / 42
10m Platform Synchronised - Men
Final 333.24 5th
Final Placing 5 / 8
3m Springboard - Men
Preliminary 402.03 9th
Semi Final 594.14; 15th 192.87 18th
Final Placing 15 / 49
3m Springboard Synchronised - Men
Final 322.86 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 8