SAS Australia 2022‘s Melissa Wu may be 29-years-old, but the Olympic diver has already competed in four Olympic games.
Beginning her career of professional diving at the tender age of 13, the National diver first won a silver medal at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The four-time Olympian has also competed at the Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and most recently Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
No stranger to getting it done, the athlete won both a bronze and silver medal for Australia for her incredible diving skills.
**CONTENT WARNING: This article contains references to suicide.**
Besides Her Success As An Olympic Diver, What Else Does Melissa Wu Do?
When she is not busy training or competing, Melissa coaches up and coming divers at the Australian Diving Academy.
Melissa also owns three businesses, including HrdKAW Strength – a strength and skill-based gym specialising in Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics, which she co-owns with her brother and fellow Australian Olympian Joshua Wu.
On top of this, the sportswoman also owns her own athletic wear label called Havok athletic, which she started after the heartbreaking loss of her sister with the inspiration of being united by strength.
“In 2014 my younger sister Kirsten took her own life as a result of depression. She was just 21. My family was turned upside down and we didn’t think we could go on without her,” she stated.
“It’s still a daily struggle, but we decided to live our lives big and do all the things Kirsten wouldn’t get to do. It has always been my dream to have an activewear label, so I finally took the plunge and created Havok Athletic in 2019,” Melissa explained.
“This label represents my dreams and the struggles I’ve had to overcome to make them come true. But more than that, it celebrates every one of you who has fought to overcome a challenge in your life,” she added.
Why Olympian Diver Melissa Wu Enlisted For SAS Australia 2022
Melissa explained why she chose to enlist for SAS Australia 2022:
“To do something completely different to what I’m used to and to challenge myself physically and mentally on a level I never have before.”
“For 15 years I’ve done the same specific training for diving and I have become very comfortable in that. I wanted to step out of the athlete bubble I feel so comfortable in,” she added.
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