About Me

Iris Schmidbauer

 

Birthday

11/04/1995

Nationality

German

Hight

167cm

Weight

61kg

Athletic Successes

September,
2019
7th
 Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Bilbao, Spain
August,
2019
9th 
 Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Mostar, Bosnia
July,
2019

8th

 Place Fina High Diving World Championships Gwangju,  Korea
July,
2019

4th

 Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Beirut, Lebanon
June,
2019
6th
 Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Azores, Portugal
June,
2019

1st

 Place Swiss Open High Diving Championships, Thun,  Switzerland
May,
2019

5th

 Place FINA High Diving World Cup Zhaoqing, China
May,
2019

4th

 Place Red Bull Cliff Diving Dublin, Irland
November,
2018
10th
 Place FINA High Diving World Cup 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 Budapest, Hungary
April,
2017
12th
 Place FINA High Diving World Cup 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 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 and we lived on the cuntry side. 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. I also went to a pool or the lake 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. In august 2014 I went to the International Cliff Diving Championships (WHDF) in Switzerland. I wasn't sure if I would only watch the diving or even try to jump of anything higher than 10m. But I ended up competing with 3 dives of 15m.
In November 2014 I visited a family in Plymouth, who I met at the Cliff Diving Competition 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 September 2015 tomoved to Plymouth in order to be able to train 10h a week, having regular training for the very first time. I also 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, being 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 several stops of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
Since January 2019 I am training now in Dresden, Germany with the national diving team with 25-30h a week. This gives me the opportunity to make even better and faster progressions in my diving skills.


Team

since 2019

Boris Rozenberg, Dresdner SC Wasserspringen

2015-2018

Fito Gutierrez, Plymouth Diving Club

2009-2014

Beppo Herweck, SG-Stadtwerke München