Chris Mears Diver

  • DOB

    7 Feb 1993
  • Coach

    Ady Hinchliffe
  • Club

    City of Leeds
  • Main event

    3m
  • Best result

    Olympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 7
    • 6
    • 11
Chris Mears

Chris Mears impressed to reach the final of the 3m Springboard at his debut Olympic Games and has stood on top of the podium when he competed alongside Jack Laugher in the 3m Synchro at the Commonwealth Games before winning bronze at the World Championships in 2015. 

In 2015, Chris Mears performed outstandingly as he secured his first medal in a World Championships. Here, he claimed the bronze medal alongside Jack Laugher in the 3m Synchro.

He enjoyed a fruitful season in 2014, teaming up with Jack Laugher in the 3m Synchro to great effect as the pair won three World Series medals then combined for 3m Synchro gold for England at the Commonwealth Games.

A third straight British 3m Synchro title saw Mears qualify for his Olympic debut at London 2012 where he finished fifth with Robinson-Baker in the 3m Synchro as well as reaching the final and finishing ninth in the 3m Springboard.

In 2011, Mears defended his British title with Robinson-Baker but also landed his first individual honours with 1m Springboard silver and 3m Springboard bronze. He also made his World Championship debut in 2011, finishing 14th in the 1m Springboard and seventh with Robinson-Baker in the 3m Synchro.

He recovered from life-saving surgery to remove a ruptured spleen in 2009 to win 3m Synchro gold with Nick Robinson-Baker at the 2010 British Gas Diving Championships then compete at his first major senior internationals, including a fourth place finish with Robinson-Baker at the Commonwealth Games.

Chris Mears underlined his potential in 2008, winning the 1m and Platform titles at the British Elite Juniors then claiming three individual medals at the European Junior Championships.


Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
3m Synchro 2016 - Rio 454.32 Gold
3m Springboard 2012 - London 439.75 9th
3m Synchro 2012 - London 432.60 5th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
3m Springboard 2015 - Kazan 422.50 15th
3m Synchro 2015 - Kazan 445.20 Bronze
1m Springboard 2013 - Barcelona 333.30 16th
3m Springboard 2013 - Barcelona 348.15 31st
3m Synchro 2013 - Barcelona 391.53 8th
1m Springboard 2011 - Shanghai 361.20 14th
3m Springboard 2011 - Shanghai 371.10 30th
3m Synchro 2011 - Shanghai 403.68 7th
World Cup
Event Year Time/Score Result
3m Springboard 2016 - Rio de Janeiro 390.40 21st
3m Springboard 2014 - Shanghai 412.05 15th
3m Synchro 2014 - Shanghai 411.81 5th
3m Springboard 2012 - London 413.55 16th
3m Synchro 2012 - London 390.30 10th
3m Springboard 2010 - Changzhou 398.90 17th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
3m Synchro 2016 - London 456.81 Gold
3m Springboard 2014 - Berlin 371.05 14th
3m Synchro 2014 - Berlin 391.98 5th
3m Springboard 2012 - Eindhoven 417.45 8th
3m Synchro 2012 - Eindhoven 390.84 5th
1m Springboard 2010 - Budapest 267.70 28th
3m Springboard 2010 - Budapest 342.40 19th
3m Synchro 2010 - Budapest 398.37 5th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
1m Springboard 2014 - Glasgow 396.20 4th
3m Synchro 2014 - Glasgow 431.91 Gold
3m Synchro 2010 - Delhi 400.95 4th
World Series
Event Year Time/Score Result
3m Springboard 2016 - Kazan 361.70 12th
3m Synchro 2016 - Kazan 423.24 Silver
3m Springboard 2016 - Windsor 423.10 10th
3m Synchro 2016 - Windsor 399.21 5th
3m Synchro 2016- Dubai 424.92 Bronze
3m Springboard 2016 - Beijing 442.35 4th
3m Synchro 2016 - Beijing 404.40 6th
3m Springboard 2015 - Merida 454.45 4th
3m Synchro 2015 - Merida 412.20 5th
3m Springboard 2015 - Windsor 390.00 10th
3m Synchro 2015 - Windsor 409.65 4th
3m Synchro 2015 - London 433.80 Silver
3m Synchro 2015 - Dubai 422.40 4th
3m Synchro 2015 - Beijing, China 402.12 4th
3m Springboard 2014 - Monterrey 450.45 7th
3m Synchro 2014 - Monterrey 423.78 Silver
3m Synchro 2014 - Windsor 424.35 Bronze
3m Springboard 2014 - Moscow 373.05 10th
3m Synchro 2014 - Moscow 421.71 Bronze
3m Synchro 2014 - London 431.82 4th
3m Springboard 2013 - Guadalajara II 385.50 6th
3m Synchro 2013 - Guadalajara II 422.94 Bronze
3m Springboard 2013 - Guadalajara I 455.50 4th
3m Synchro 2013 - Guadalajara I 407.49 Bronze
3m Springboard 2013 - Moscow 314.85 8th
3m Synchro 2013 - Moscow 383.46 4th
3m Springboard 2013 - Edinburgh 396.65 6th
3m Synchro 2013 - Edinburgh 392.91 Bronze
3m Springboard 2013 - Dubai 423.30 6th
3m Springboard 2013 - Beijing 421.05 8th
3m Synchro 2012 - Moscow 391.53 5th
3m Synchro 2012 - Tijuana 436.74 Silver
3m Synchro 2013 - Beijing 375.57 6th
3m Synchro 2012 - Dubai 401.28 6th
3m Springboard 2011 - Guanajuato 410.95 8th
3m Synchro 2011 - Beijing, China 416.49 6th
3m Synchro 2011 - Moscow 396.33 6th
Grand Prix
Event Year Time/Score Result
3m Springboard 2013 - Fort Lauderdale 398.70 12th
3m Springboard 2011 - Fort Lauderdale 345.25 21st
3m Springboard 2011 - Penza 375.05 12th
3m Synchro 2011 - Penza 416.46 Bronze
3m Synchro 2010 - Montreal 257.66 5th
3m Synchro 2010 - Rostock 258.12 12th
3m Springboard 2008 - Moscow 341.50 19th
3m Synchro 2008 - Moscow 330.06 8th
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
3m Springboard 2015 - Plymouth 454.20 Silver
3m Synchro 2015 - Plymouth 410.28 Gold
1m Springboard 2013 - Plymouth 362.90 Bronze
3m Springboard 2013 - Plymouth 321.55 7th
3m Springboard 2012 - Sheffield 428.05 Bronze
3m Synchro 2012 - Sheffield 428.34 Gold
1m Springboard 2011 - Sheffield 344.50 Silver
3m Springboard 2011 - Sheffield 413.85 Bronze
3m Synchro 2011 - Sheffield 398.22 Gold
1m Springboard 2010 - Sheffield 329.90 5th
3m Springboard 2010 - Sheffield 363.05 5th
3m Synchro 2010 - Sheffield 383.07 Gold
1m Springboard 2008 - Manchester 265.40 4th
3m Springboard 2008 - Manchester 255.50 8th
3m Synchro 2008 - Manchester 320.55 Silver
1m Springboard 2006 -Manchester 235.15 12th
3m Springboard 2006 -Manchester 240.45 11th
3m Synchro 2006 -Manchester 259.08 8th
10m Synchro 2006 -Manchester 264.81 Bronze
3m Springboard 2005 - Manchester 177.75 16th
10m Platform 2005 - Manchester 186.42 11th
National Cup
Event Year Time/Score Result
3m Springboard 2016 - Southend 419.50 Silver
1m Springboard 2012 - Southend 366.95 Silver
3m Springboard 2012 - Southend 453.65 Silver
1m Springboard 2011 - Southend 347.55 4th
3m Springboard 2011 - Southend 415.95 Bronze
3m Synchro 2011 - Southend 382.62 Gold
1m Springboard 2009 290.70 5th
3m Springboard 2099 308.45 7th
3m Synchro 2009 350.07 Gold