ROBERTSON Scott < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 24 Jun 1987 in Sale, AUS
Height1.75 m
Weight 76 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Dad- Stephen Robertson, Mum- Sylvia Robertson, Brother- Brett Robertson.
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Higher education Construction Management - Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started diving at age six after his parents pulled him out of gymnastics and he needed something new to do.
Why this sport? "Tried everything, only diving stuck."
Club / Team Whitehorse Diving Club; NSWIS: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Chava Sobrino
Coach from which country? Mexico
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Striker
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Chief Lazy Eye, Scotty. (diving.asn.au, 13 Mar 2007)
Hobbies Manual labour, working in the garden, cooking, building or fixing things, watching Australian rules football, going to the beach, listening to music. (diving.asn.cu, 01 Jun 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Receiving five 10s for his 207C [back three-and-a-half somersault] to win the 10m platform at the 2007 Australian Championships. (NOC, 27 May 2008)
Most influential person in career Ray Houghton, and his former coach Doug Walton "because he taught me from when I was a young boy, not just diving skills, but sportsmanship, leadership, maturity, passion and commitment." (diving.asn.au, 01 Jun 2008)
Hero / Idol Kostya Tszyu, Andre Agassi, Tiger Woods. (ASI, 13 Mar 2007)
Injuries He returned to diving in January 2010 at the National Diving Championships in Sydney after a year of semi-retirement because of a wrist injury. (news.theage.com, 18 Jan 2010)

He fractured his right wrist while training in Brisbane in 2005. (NOC, 27 May 2008)

He broke his left and right ankles when he hit the 10m platform at the 2005 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and was unable to compete for most of the year. (NOC, 27 May 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "[I] don't care too much about karma, [I] like to check horoscopes." (diving.asn.au, 01 Jun 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." (NOC, 27 May 2008)
Ambitions To win an Olympic medal. (ASI, 13 Mar 2007)
Other information MANSFIELD HIGH
He was one of four past or present students from Mansfield State High School in Queensland who represented Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. He joined divers Matthew Mitcham, Sharleen Stratton and Loudy Wiggins in flying the school's flag at the Games. (Mansfield State High School Newsletter, 01 Apr 2006)

COACH
He has been coaching diving at Chandler Aquatic Centre since he was 16. (diving.asn.au, 01 Jun 2008)