Diving Australia

Diving Australia
 

Scott Robertson

Nickname:  Scotty
DOB:  24th June 1987
Home Town:  Sale VIC
Lives:  Sydney NSW
Club:  Whitehorse Diving Club
Hgt:  175cm
Wgt:  76kg
Institute:  NSWIS
Trains:  Sydney Olympic Park
Coach:  Salvador Sobrino 
 
 
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bronze medallist1 metre at 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi
  • 2nd 2008 Canada Cup Men’s 3m Synchro  
  • 3rd 2008 German Grand Prix Men’s 3m Synchro
  • Winning the 2007 Australian Open Championships Men’s 3m & 10m
  • Competing at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
  • Winning the Bronze medal at the 2006 USA FINA Grand Prix for Men’s 3m Synchro
  • 2nd 2004 World Junior Championships 18u 3m Synchro
IN 2011
  • Competed at the FINA Russian Grand Prix
  • Competed at the FINA Spanish Grand Prix
 
IN 2010
  • Won bronze 1 metre at Commonwealth Games team
  • Won bronze 3m at FINA Canadian Grand Prix 
  • Placed 1st 3m, 3m synchro (Nel) and 3rd 1m at Australian Open Championships, Sydney

 IN 2008

  • Claimed silver 3m synchro (Newbery) at the FINA Grand Prix Montreal, Canada (May).
  • Finished 4th 3m synchro (Newbery) FINA Grand Prix Fort Lauderdale USA (May).
  • Finished 2nd 3m synchro (Newbery) FINA Grand Prix Shenzhen, China (March)
  • 3rd 3m synchro (Newbery) FINA World Cup, Beijing (Feb)
  • 2nd 10m individual, 1st 3m synchro (Newbery), 2nd 3m individual, Aust. Champs. Adelaide (Jan).
  • 1st 3m synchro (Newbery) 2008 Olympic Trials
IN 2007
  • Was 7th in 3m synchro (Nel) and 17th in 3m at FINA World Championships in Melbourne.
  • Won 3m, 10m 10m synchro (Hill), was 2nd in 3m synchro (Lilleyman) and 1m at Australian Open Championships in Melbourne.
  • Placed 5th three times during FINA Grand Prix series
IN 2006
  • Placed 4th in 3m synchro (Mitcham) and 7th in 1m at Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
  • Won bronze in 3m synchro (Mitcham) at Ft Lauderdale leg of FINA Grand Prix series.
  • Fourth in 3m synchro (Mitcham) at Zhuhai leg of FINA Grand Prix series.
  • Won silver in 1m & 3m synchro (Mitcham), and 4th in 3m at Australian Open Championships in Melbourne
IN 2005
  • Won gold in 3m synchro (Mitcham), bronze in 1m and was 5th in 3m at Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney 
OUT OF THE POOL
FAMILY MEMBERS:
Dad- Stephen Robertson, Mum- Sylvia Robertson, Brother- Brett Robertson
BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN LIFE :
Ray Houghton, Doug Walton
WHAT OR WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Kostya Tszyu, Andre Agassi & Tiger Woods
 
PERSONAL
STUDIES/OCCUPATION:
Student, QUT- & CQU Bachelor of Construction Management
SPORTS BEFORE DIVING:
Tried everything, only diving stuck
SUPERSTITIONS:
Don’t care too much about karma, like to check horoscopes
ULTIMATE RELAXATION:
Manual labour, working in the garden, cooking, building or fixing things.
SPECIALTY IN THE KITCHEN:
Anything and everything, mostly gourmet pizza’s and egg & bacon toasted sangas
ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Food
 
MY FAVOURITE -
SPORTING TEAM:
Western Bulldogs (AFL)

MOVIES:
Chopper, Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, 007

TV SHOW:
Seinfeld

BANDS/MUSIC: Rap/Hip Hop and old stuff
CD’S:
ipod
DRINK:
Canadian Club and Cola, Alcoholic Slurpies, Vanilla thick shakes

DIVING MEET:
Brazil World Championships 2004
 
HOBBIES:
Cooking

BEST MATES:  
Melissa Wu, Pete Hill, Aus Diving Team

HAVE ANY OF YOUR FAMILY REPRESENTED AUSTRALIA OR PLAYED SPORT AT A NATIONAL LEVEL?
Grandfather fought in the war

WHO HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
Doug Walton, because he taught me from when I was a young boy, not just diving skills, but sportsmanship, leadership, maturity, passion and commitment.
DIVING SHORT TERM GOALS:
Olympic medal

DIVING CAREER ULTIMATE GOAL:
Olympic medal

 
PERSONAL AMBITIONS:
Olympic medal

HAVE YOU ENCOUNTERED ANY OBSTACLES DURING YOUR DIVING CAREER?
Injury

WHAT AGE DID YOU START DIVING AND WHY?
6 - bec
ause my parents pulled me out of gym and I needed something to do
FAVOURITE DIVER AND WHY?
Dmitri Saoutine (Russia) his consistency, diving style and ability is something I look up to and work towards
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO AWAY FROM DIVING?
Cooking, Mini Golf, listen to music, going to the beach, beers with friends
 

AUSTRALIAN TEAM REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS

EVENT

LOCATION

YEAR

RESULTS

Olympic Games

Beijing, China

 2008 

8th 3m Synchro (Newbery)

Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 2010 3rd 1m, 5th 3m synchro (Nel); 8th 3 metre
  Melbourne, Australia  2006 4th 3m synchro (Mitcham); 7th 1m
FINA Grand Prix Moscow, Russia 2011 6th 3m
  Madrid, Spain 2011 23rd 3m
  Montreal, Canada  2010 3rd 3m
  Rostock, Germany  2010 5th 3m; 8th 3m synchro (Mitcham)
  Moscow, Russia  2010 7th 3m

 

Rostock, Germany

 2008

3rd 3m Synchro (Newbery)

 

Montreal, Canada

 2008

2nd 3m Synchro (Newbery)

 

Shenzhen, China

 2008

2nd 3m Synchro (Newbery)

 

Ft Lauderdale, USA

 2008

4th 3m Synchro (Newbery)

  Sydney, Australia  2006 4th 3m synchro (Mitcham)
  Zhuhai, China  2006 4th 3m synchro (Mitcham); 7th 1m
  Ft Lauderdale, USA  2006 3rd 3m synchro (Mithcam); 18th 3m
  Rome, Italy  2006 11th 3m synchro (Mitcham); 22nd 3m

FINA World Cup

Beijing, China

 2008

3rd 3m

 

Changzhou, China

 2010

21st 3m synchro (Newbery) 

 

Zhuhai, China

 2007

5th 3m, 10m; 6th 10m synchro (Hill)

 

Ft Lauderdale, USA

 2007

5th 10m synchro (Hill); 8th 10m, 3m synchro (Lilleyman)

World Championships

Melbourne, Australia

 2007

7th 3m synchro (Nel); 17th 3m

World Jnr Championships

Aachen, Germany

 2002

20th 3m – junior B; 27th 1m – junior B

 

Belem, Brazil

 2004

2nd 3m synchro (Mitcham) – junior A;  7th 3m – junior A 

Australian Youth Olympic Festival  

Sydney, Australia

 2005

1st 3m synchro (Mitcham); 3rd 1m; 5th 3m

 

 
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