Brittany O’Brien is an Olympic diver who competed for Australia in Rio Olympics 2016, as well as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
At the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Brittany won a silver medal in the women’s 1m springboard and fifth with Esther Qin in the women’s synchronised 3m springboard.
The Sydneysider began making waves from the platform when she finished 12th at the 2014 World Junior Championships in the 10m platform and when she went on to finish fourth at the 2015 Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpar (synchro) and the 2016 Grand Prix in San Juan, Puerto Rico (individual).
Continuing her form into 2016, Britt finished second overall behind Olympic medallist and fellow NSWIS teammate, Mel Wu in the 10m platform at the National Championships and was named to make her Olympic debut in the women’s 10m platform in Rio after London 2012 silver medallist Brittany Broben was forced to withdraw due to injury.
Stepping up to represent Australia in lieu of Broben, Britt excelled placing 17th in the preliminary round to become an Olympic finalist at her maiden Games. Competing consistently in the semi-final, she finished 15th overall.
In 2018 at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Britt earned a sixth-place finish in the women’s 10m synchronised event as well as 7th place in the women’s 10m platform individual final.
Britt opted to take a break from the sport during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic trials while she transitioned from the 10m platform to 3m springboard event.
At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Britt won a silver medal in the women’s 1m springboard and finished fifth with Esther Qin in the women’s synchronised 3m springboard.