Laura Wilkinson Continues to Pursue Her Passion for Diving
The 2017 International Swimming Hall of Fame class included Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Laura Wilkinson.
“Beating what many said were impossible odds in one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history, Laura, starting in eighth place and with a broken foot, came from behind to win the 2000 Olympic platform gold medal.Laura has also won the 2004 World Cup and the 2005 World Championships, becoming the first woman in history to win all three coveted world titles in platform diving. Along the way, she has won 19 US National Titles, been voted by the American public the 2000 US Olympic Spirit Award winner and was nominated for an ESPY award.”
Laura is 39, a mother of three, and this is not hindering her from planning a 2020 comeback to qualify for the Tokyo Summer Olympic games. Visit Laura’s website, laurawilkinson.com and share her journey as she continues to pursue her passion for diving.