Steven LoBue narrowly missed out on a place with the US Olympic diving team in 2004 but now hopes to prove he has what it takes to be the best – not from 10 meters but 27!
Steven’s physique makes him a natural gymnast and big things are expected of the 30-year-old. The 5ft 4in athlete took his place in the 2012 World Series after emerging victorious for the second year in a row from the World Series qualification event held on the Hawkesbury River in Australia’s New South Wales.
The native of New Jersey continued his impressive development with second-placed finishes in the first two competitions of the 2012 World Series in France and Norway and tasted his first World Series win four months later in Wales. In with a shot of the overall title going into the final competition of the year in Oman, Steven finished third overall.
With the Fort Lauderdale based diving coach establishing himself as one of the most consistent performers in the World Series, Steven’s next objective was to increase his Degree of Difficulty, debuting a new dive in 2013 with a total of five somersaults.
Adopting the theory that sometimes you must take one step back to take two steps forward, Steven spent much of 2013 perfecting the new dive which executed well could put him in title contention. Second-placed finishes in Italy and Thailand suggest he’s not too far away…