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Haley Ishimatsu

Diving

Haley Ishimatsu
  • 2008

Height: 4' 11"
Club:Unattached (National Training Center)
Trains: Indianapolis, Ind.
Coach: Wenbo Chen
National Team: 2006, 2007, 2008
Events: 10-meter, synchronized 10-meter

Career Highlights

National
2005 Speedo Junior National Championships - bronze medalist on 1-meter, platform
2006 Speedo U.S. Open - silver medalist on 10-meter
2006 Kaiser Permanente National Championships - silver medalist on 10-meter
2007 Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships - gold medalist on 10-meter, synchronized 10-meter
2007 Kaiser Permanente National Diving Championships - bronze medalist on 10-meter
2008 Speedo USA Diving Spring National Championships - silver medalist on 10-meter, synchronized 10-meter

International
2006 - made her international debut at age 13 and represented the U.S. in five Grand Prix events as well as the FINA Diving World Cup; Made the finals in two Grand Prix events and placed 14th on 10-meter at the World Cup
2007 World Championships - 5th on synchronized 10-meter, 29th on 10-meter
2007 Canada Cup - bronze medalist on synchronized 10-meter
2007 Comunidad de Madrid - silver medalist on synchronized 10-meter
2007 Italian Grand Prix - bronze medalist on synchronized 10-meter
2007 Pan American Games - silver medalist on 10-meter, bronze medalist on on synchronized 10-meter
2008 FINA Diving World Cup - 8th on 10-meter; 8th on synchronized 10-meter
2008 Beijing Olympic Games - 5th on synchronized 10-meter; 14th on 10-meter

Personal
Daughter of Carol and Mark Ishimatsu ... Has one sister, Tory, who is also a diver ... Started diving in 2004 ... Trains six hours a day six days a week ... one of only three female divers to perform a back 3 1/2 pike (degree of difficulty is 3.6) and was the only female to do that dive at the 2008 World Cup ...  Loves to read ... Listens to alternative, punk and emo music ... Enjoys collecting rocks from all the places she's been ... Also collects pins and key chains ... Favorite TV shows are Heroes, Law & Order Criminal Intent and MythBusters ... Was a gymnast before becoming a diver ... Moved to Indianapolis in September, 2006 with her dad and sister in order to train at USA Diving's Training Center ... Her mom still lives and works in California but makes frequent trips to Indy.