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Kelci Bryant is a diver competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the USA.

Kelci Bryant teamed up with Ariel Rittenhouse for the 2008 Olympics and the duo placed fourth in the 3m synchronized springboard, finishing just over four points behind third-place Germany in the standings. Bryant said the defeat has fueled her drive to make the 2012 Olympic team and earn a medal. Her new synchro partner is Abby Johnston, who attends and dives for Duke. Bryant also competes in 3m individual.

Bryant used to train at the National Training Center in Indianapolis under longtime coach Wenbo Chen, but that changed in 2009 when Chen became the head coach of the University of Minnesota. Bryant decided to transfer to Minnesota for the 2009-10 school year, and has since won two NCAA championships under Chen.

Chen emigrated to the U.S. from China almost 20 years ago. She says his approach is different from the typical American coach, in that he is hard on his divers. But Bryant says she realized that he is tough because he cares about her and wants her to do well.

The youngest of five children, Bryant comes from a family of athletes. All four of her siblings played a sport in college: Katie dove at Miami, Kevin played baseball at Morehead State, Kara swam at Milliken, and Steve plays baseball at Rend Lake College. Katie was a five-time national champion diver under the same coach as Kelci, who says she often calls her sister to talk after a bad day.

Bryant found former synchro partner Rittenhouse when her mom, Kathie, suggested the pairing to Rittenhouse's mother. Kathie had noticed they were the same height and weight and thought they would be a good match. Chen was hesitant at first, but when the Rittenhouse's visited Indianapolis for a tryout, he saw the potential. Rittenhouse and her family moved to Indy from Santa Cruz, Calif., to train with Bryant.


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Age: 27 years old
Birthday: January 15, 1989
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 134 lbs.
Birthplace: Springfield, IL
Hometown: Chatham, IL
Current Residence: Minneapolis, MN

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