Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cui was the first New Zealand diver to compete at the Olympic Games in 24 years when she placed 24th in the 3 metre event in Rio on her 18th birthday.
Lizzie began diving at the age of nine years and is now on a diving scholarship to Louisanna State University in the USA. She has made three FINA Grand Prix finals this year on 3 metre (finishing sixth in each of Canada, Puerto Rico and Gold Coast) and won bronze in the 3 metre mixed synchronised diving event with Liam Stone in Canada (with a New Zealand record). She also took out bronze in the women's synchronised diving event in Puerto Rico with Yu Qian Goh.
Lizzie narrowly missed a semi-final berth at this year's World Championships where she finished in 19th place on 1 metre.
On the FINA women's official rankings, Lizzie is currently ranked 15th in the world on 3 metre and 8th in the Commonwealth.
She is looking forward to competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and hopes to make New Zealand proud.

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Lizzie's Games History