Sharleen Stratton

Sharleen Stratton was scouted at a local gymnastics competition when she was 10. Stratton and her family moved to Queensland to pursue her gymnastics but at the age of 12 Stratton was despondent about the sport. In 1999 a talent ID program sought an ex-gymnast to try diving and Stratton was the perfect fit.

She won two gold medals at the 2005 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and then claimed gold and silver medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Stratton was just 20 when she made her Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She placed fifth in the 3m synchronised springboard and seventh in the 3m springboard. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games Stratton won gold (3m) and silver (1m and 3m synchronised).

Stratton returned to compete at the London Games in the 3m springboard and synchronised 3m springboard with Anabelle Smith. She finished as the highest ranked Australian in the individual event, in fifth, as China’s Minxia Wu claimed gold. Stratton and Smith also finished in fifth in the synchro event- less than 12 points off a medal- as China claimed the gold.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

3m Springboard - Women
Preliminary 342.70 Q 5
Semifinal 327.60 Q 9
Final 345.65 5
Final Placing 5 / 30
3m Springboard Synchronised - Women
Final 304.95 5
Final Placing 5 / 8

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

3m Springboard - Women
Preliminary 288.00 13th
Semifinal 325.90 8th
Final 331.00 7th
Final Placing 7 / 30
3m Springboard Synchronised - Women
Final 311.34 5th
Final Placing 5 / 8

AYOF 2005 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival

1m Springboard - Women
Preliminary 467.35 1st  
Final Placing 1 / 14
3m Springboard - Women
Preliminary 532.2 1st  
Final Placing 1 / 16