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Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games - Silver Medal
2007 World Championships - Silver Medal
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - Silver Medal
2010 World Cup - Silver and Bronze Medal
Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games - Gold and Silver Medal
2011 World Championships - Silver Medal
London 2012 Olympic Games - 4th
2014 World Cup - Bronze Medal
2015 World Championships - Bronze Medal
2016 World Cup - Bronze medal
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - 5th
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Gold Medal
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Wu competed at her first Commonwealth Games in 2006 when she was just 13 years old and claimed a silver medal in the 10 metre platform synchronised event with Alexandra Croak. It was her first ever international competition and she also placed 5th in the 10 metre platform individual competition. She also won the platform event at the FINA World Junior Championships that year.
In 2007 she won a silver medal at the FINA World Championships in the 10 metre platform synchronised event with Briony Cole. She also won a bronze medal in 2007 at the Youth Olympics before going on to qualify for her first Olympic Games in Beijing at the age of 16. She won a silver medal in the 10 metre platform synchro event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and also placed 6th in the 10 metre platform individual event.
In 2010 Wu relocated from the AIS program in Brisbane to the NSWIS program in Sydney so that she could dive as well as pursue her studies. The move was one of the best decisions she's ever made and allowed her to gain better life balance and as a result, she had a very successful year. In 2010 she won a silver and bronze medal at the FINA World Cup in the 10 metre platform synchro and individual events and also won a gold and silver medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.
In 2011 she won a silver medal at the FINA World Championships in the 10 metre platform synchro competition. The following year she qualified for her second Olympic Games and placed 4th in the 10 metre platform individual event in London 2012, narrowly missing a medal.
In 2014 she won a bronze medal at the FINA World Cup and also qualified for her third Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She went on to win a bronze medal at the 2015 FINA World Championships in the 10 metre platform mixed synchro event with Domonic Bedggood and placed 5th in the 10 metre platform individual event. She was also named Team Captain of the Australian Diving Team.
2016 was a huge year beginning with the FINA World Cup where she claimed a Bronze medal in the 10 metre platform individual event. She also won individual and mixed synchro medals at the World Series events throughout the year before qualifying for her third Olympic Games in Rio. She competed in an incredibly tough final where she placed 5th with a score that would have been high enough for a silver medal in London 2012.
In 2018, Wu competed in her 4th Commonwealth Games where she won the Gold medal in 10 metre platform individual.
Outside of sport, Wu co-owns strength and conditioning business HrdKAW Strength with her brother Joshua Wu. HrdKAW Strength is a strength and skill based gym specialising in Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics strength, skill and CrossFit gymnastics training.
Melissa is currently also coaching an NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) Diving Target Squad, which aims to bring through Australia’s next generation of Olympic Divers.
Melissa is an ambassador for Little Gym Shop and is also an ambassador for the Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia, which provides support to people and their families impacted by Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Wu is sponsored by the swimwear brand Funkita, who also sponsors the Australian National Diving Team in addition to Rocktape Australia.
• DIVING: 17 years • 3 x Olympic Games • 4 x Commonwealth Games • 6 x World Championships • MEDIA: Numerous print, radio and TV interviews, photoshoots, Daily Telegraph, Women's Health magazine, Inside Sport magazine, written columns for ESPN, Disney 'Dream Big Princess' campaign • Experience in public speaking for sponsors, at schools, sporting events and awards nights • Experience in overcoming injuries and setbacks, perseverance and commitment.
- Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (in progress)
- Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics - In Progress
- Strength and Conditioning Level 1 (ASCA)
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Gymnastics
- Gymnastics Australia Beginner Coach
- Functional Movement Systems Level 1 (FMS)
- Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist
- Certificate III/IV in Fitness (Master Trainer)
- TRX Suspension Training Course Level 1 (TRX Qualified)
- Stick Mobility Level 1
- Diving Australia Level 2 Coach
- Diving Australia Level 3 Judge