Jane Smith (diver)

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Jane Smith
Personal information
Birth nameJane Elizabeth Smith
National teamGreat Britain
Born (1975-11-25) 25 November 1975 (age 48)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
CountryGreat Britain
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2000, 2004
Commonwealth finals2002
Medal record
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Commonwealth Games 0 0 2
Total 0 0 2
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1 m springboard 2002 Manchester
Bronze medal – third place 3 m springboard 2002 Manchester

Jane Elizabeth Smith (born 25 November 1975 Sheffield, South Yorkshire) is an English former diver, who won bronze medals in the 1m and 3m springboard events at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She also competed for Great Britain at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.[1] Smith competed for the City of Sheffield diving club.[2]


Smith won the 1998 edition of Gladiators and the 1999 "Champion of Champions" event.[3][4][2] At the 2000 Summer Olympics, Smith and Tandi Indergaard finished 14th in the 3m synchronised diving event.[2] Smith was forced to miss the 2001 Diving World Championships due to shoulder surgery.[3] At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Smith won bronze medals in the 1m and 3m springboard events. Her 3m springboard medal was the first medal for an English woman at the Games.[3][4][2][5] Smith also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she finished fourth in the 3m synchronised diving event with Gerrard, and did not qualify for the final of the 3m springboard event.[2][5] Smith announced her retirement from diving in January 2005.[2]


  1. ^ "Jane Smith". Olympedia. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "End of an era for diving ace Jane". Sheffield Star. 27 January 2005. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Choudhary, Saj (25 July 2002). "Gladiator Smith delighted with medal". BBC News. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b Harris, Nick (25 July 2002). "Diving: England divers in the medals". The Independent. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Smith's hopes take a dive". The Times. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 1 December 2017.

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