Laura Wilkinson

Laura Ann Wilkinson ( born November 17, 1977 in Texas) is a former American Water Diving. In the Summer Olympics 2000, she won gold in diving.

In addition to diving, she joined competitions in synchronized diving, both from the tower and from the on - board 3m.

Due to a foot injury, practiced Wilkinson one of her jumps at the Summer Olympic Games 2000 begin with a handstand from. In this competition, this was an absolute novelty. Four years later at the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, she finished fifth. At her last at the Olympics in 2008, she was ninth. In 2004 she won the World Cup. A year later she became world champion.

In 2008, she announced her resignation.