Thursday, December 11, 2008
Kimiko Hirai Soldati, Former Olympic Diver
The fitness women on this blog are getting very diversified.
Kimiko Hirai Soldati is a former Olympic diver and a sports model.
She was born on April 10th, 1974 in Longmont, Colorado.
Like a lot of other women featured on this blog, she began her career as a gymnast until a knee injury ended that dream.
BUT, as with a lot of other women featured here, that didn't stop her, it just made her shift focus.
Kimiko decided to move into Diving and it was a good choice.
She racked up a very impressive list of accomplishments....
2001 United States Diver of the Year
2001 World Championship Team member and Team Captain, 6th - 10 Meter synchro, 7th - 3 Meter synchro
2001 National Champion 1 Meter, Silver medalist - 3 Meter & 10 Meter
2001 Goodwill Games Bronze medalist, USA - 3 Meter, first medal for the USA since 1984 on springboard in international competition
2002 FINA/USA Grand Prix Silver Medalist - 3 Meter Synchro, Bronze Medalist - 10 Meter Synchro, Bronze Medalist - Team Event
2002 World Cup Silver Medalist - 10 Meter Platform
2002 US National Champion - 3 Meter Springboard
2002 WHOSAM, Inc. Award recipient
2002 US Diver of The Year
2004 World Cup Team Member, 4th - 10 Meter synchro (partner Laura Wilkinson), 7th-3 Meter (partner Erin Quinn)
2004 American Cup Champion 10 Meter synchro (with Laura Wilkinson), 2nd - 10 Meter
2004 Canada Cup Bronze Medalist - 10 Meter synchro (with Laura Wilkinson)
2004 FINA/USA Grand Prix Silver Medalist - 10 Meter synchro (with Laura Wilkinson)
2004 US Olympic Trials Champion - 3M
2004 Olympic Team Member
2004 Wendy Wyland Award Recipient
2004 National Champion - 3M
To see more about this amazing lady, you can visit her website here: