Meet Loudy Wiggins. She’s an Australian diver who has won both silver and gold medals. Read Loudy Wiggins’ biography below and see video after the jump.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit!”
Loudy Wiggins is an Australian diver who is currently on hiatus after tearing her calf muscle. Although Wiggins was unable to compete at the 2008 Olympics she has yet to retire. Will Loudy be making a comeback? Learn more on Loudy Wiggins and her career in the water below.
As a biography Loudy Wiggins was born on July 7, 1979 in Haifa, Israel. At the age of 12, Wiggins traded in gymnastics for diving. Five years later the Australian diver made it to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics where she placed 19th.
In 2000 Wiggins competed at the Sydney Olympics taking home a bronze medal. A year later she went on to the World Championships and the FINA World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka where she scored a bronze medal at both competitions.
The remainder of Loudy Wiggins career was a success. She took home the gold after competing in the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games in 10m diving as well as the CAN-AM-MEX FINA Diving Grand Prix. Wiggins also picked up a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships in Spain. In the same year she was named the 2003 Sydney University Sports Woman of the Year. In 2004 Loudy competed in the Athens Olympics.
In the last year, Wiggins had plans to compete at the Beijing 2008 Olympics but a calf injury stopped her from competing.
More photos and a video of Loudy Wiggins are below.