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Chris Mears

Chris Mears, Great Britain
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Chris Mears

Chris Mears
  • Birth date 2/07/1993
  • Birthplace Reading
  • Hometown HARROGATE
  • Residence Leeds
  • Height/Weight 5'4"/ 149 lbs
  • Olympics 2012

Biography

Chris Mears was told he’d likely never dive again after a series of complications from mononucleosis while staying in an Australian hospital during a 2009 training trip. But Mears, who went on to finish fifth at the Olympics in 2012, used his time out of the pool to develop a music career inspired by the likes of Avicii, Calvin Harris and One Direction. He earned a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships alongside partner Jack Laugher in the synchronized 3m springboard.
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Getting to know Chris Mears

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Had DJ’d live gigs since 2013

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His father ran as a torch bearer in the Olympic Torch Relay for the 2012 London Games

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Roommates with synchro diving partner Jack Laugher

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