Abby Johnston

Diving

Name: Abby Johnston
Sport: Diving
Event(s): 3-meter
Height: 5’5”
DOB: 11/16/1989
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Hometown: Upper Arlington, Ohio
College: Duke University (2013, Psychology)
Team/Club: Duke Diving
Coach(es): Nunzio Esposto
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified (individual 3-meter)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, silver medalist (synchronized 3-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • 2015: 21st (3-meter); Ninth (synchronized 3-meter)
  • 2011: Sixth (1-meter)
Other Career Highlights
  • Seven-time senior national champion (6 in synchronized 3-meter, 1 in individual 3-meter)
  • Won the 2011 NCAA Championships on 3-meter to become Duke's first NCAA champion (in 2009, she became the first Duke diver to qualify for NCAAs)
  • Four-time World Cup team member (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • Finalist on 3-meter at 2010 World Cup
  • Medaled in synchronized 3-meter in 11 international competitions with six different partners, dating back to 2008.
  • 2009 World University Games team member
Personal: Daughter of David and Elaine Johnston...Has two sisters, Adrienne and Leah...Engaged to Sam McGrath, an assistant football coach at Duke...Abby began diving in 2002...Was also a gymnast for nine years, but had to quit because of a back injury...Abby made her second Olympic Team while balancing the rigors of medical school (She began med school at Duke in the fall of 2014 and will begin her third year after the Rio Olympic Games)...While an undergraduate at Duke, she was enrolled in a pre-med program called CAPE and interned in the brain tumor clinic at Duke Hospital...Hobbies include going to the beach, watching TV, playing tennis and soccer, and spending time with family and friends
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