Maddison Keeney | Australian Olympic Committee

Maddison's Story

 In her Olympic debut in Rio, Maddison Keeney claimed Australia's fifth medal of the Games in the 3m synchronised springboard event, alongside dual Olympian Anabelle Smith. 

The duo finished on 299.19 points, behind Chinese gold medallists Shi Tingmao and Wu Minxia and Italy’s Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallape in silver.

The pair were in fifth place heading into the last round before their fifth and final dive, a forward two and half somersault one twist pike, put them into medal contention in third. With only Canada left to dive, Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware’s final dive score of 47.28 wasn’t enough to push Keeney and Smith off the podium, with the Aussies holding on by one point.

Keeney and Smith also won a silver medal in the 1m springboard and bronze in the 3m synchronised springboard alongside at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Keeney challenged for a medal at the 2015 World Championships where she was in fourth spot before her final dive in the 1m springboard, but she failed the dive and unfortunately finished last in the 12-strong final. She finished 7th in the 3m springboard springboard after taking a penalty for a re-started dive.

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