About Me

Iris Schmidbauer

 

Birthday

11/04/1995

Nationality

German

Hight

167cm

Weight

61kg

Athletic Successes

May, 2019

4th  Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Dublin, Irland

November, 2018

10th  Place FINA High Diving World Cup in Abu Dhabi, UAE

September, 2018

8th  Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Mostar, Bosnia

August, 2018

8th  Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Sisikon, Switzerland

July, 2018

4th  Place Agios Nicolaos Cliff Diving Competition, Greece

September, 2017

7th  Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Texas, USA

August, 2017

1st  Place Synchronized High Diving, Water Show Sczcein, Poland

August, 2017

3rd  Place High Jump, Czech Republic

July, 2017

10th  PLace FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary

April, 2017

12th  Place FINA High Diving World Cup in Abu Dhabi, UAE

August, 2016

8th  Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Polignano a Mare, Italy

April, 2016

2nd  Place Punta Fuego Cliff Diving Cup, Philippines

Feburary, 2016    

9th  Place FINA High Diving World Cup in Abu Dhabi, UAE

August, 2015

2nd  Place High Jump, Czech Republic

July, 2015

1st  Place WHDF International Cliff Diving Championships, Switzerland

July, 2014

2nd  Place WHDF International Cliff Diving Championships, Switzeralnd


Education

since September, 2018

Ph.D. Sport Sience student, Plymouth Universtiy

 2015 - 2018

B.Sc. Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation, Plymouth Universtiy 

2012 - 2014

Lise-Meitner-Gymnasium, Unterhaching

2006 - 2012

Gymnasium Weilheim

2005 - 2006

Realschule Weilheim

2001 - 2005

Grundschule Raisting

 

 

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How do you get crazy and start with such an extreme sport?

 

I started Diving in Utting at the lake Ammersee. There is a beautiful wooden 10m Plattform. I grow up close to the lake in Germany.
Since I can think, I always wanted to to gymnastics. But unfortunately that was not possible because someone would have had to bring and pick me up by car for every training session. With 13 I followed the Olympics 2008 in the TV and I discovered Diving. I was fascinated immediately.

After that I started trying some dives myself at the platforms at the lake. And I managed to convince my parents to let me go to Munich for a taster diving session. Thereupon I stared with trainings sessions once a month, later twice a month and finally once a week. With 16 I moved to my grandparents to Munich. And I was able to start diving training twice a week. To increase my training I also went to a pool by myself whenever it was possible.

Through the club I met some Cliff divers and I found out that it is actually possible to survive to dive of 20m or even 27m! And I was fascinated again! In Barcelona 2013 I saw High Diving for the very first time life. 2014 I was invited to take part in my first Cliff Diving Trainings Camp in Area47 in Austria. There I learned the first tools you need of Cliff Diving like a Flying Front and Barani. - My "Abitur", A-levels equivalent, I managed to pass successfully at the same time. - After the Trainingscamp I was invited to participate at the International Cliff Diving Championships (WHDF) in august 2014 in Switzerland. I competed with 3 dives of 15m. And directly following that I worked for the rest of the summer in SOKOL's High Diving Show in an Adventure Park in France, Agen. In the show I learned more exiting dives like the fire dive.

In November 2014 I visited a family in Plymouth, who I met at the Cliff Diving Completion in Switzerland in the Summer. During my stay I was invited to train with the Plymouth Diving Club  I enjoyed the training so much that I decided to move in order to be able to train 10h a week, having professional training for the very first time. In September 2015 I moved to Plymouth and started to study Sports Therapy at Plymouth University.

My first very big competition was already in February 2016,  the Fina High Diving World Cup in Abu Dhabi. I successfully competed with three dives of 20m, beeng the only German and jungest competitor. I finished 9th. Since than I have competed in all Fina High Diving World Cups and Fina World Championships that followed as well as in some stops of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.