Olympic gold medalist, Laura Wilkinson serves as a diving analyst for NBC Sports Group during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Wilkinson is currently a motivational speaker, writer and diving color commentator. She contributes to several networks’ diving coverage including collegiate conference championships, Olympic Trials, Youth Olympic Games and World Series.
Wilkinson won her first major international gold medal at the 1998 Goodwill Games. In 2000, Wilkinson went on to win the Olympic Trials and making her first Olympic Team. With a broken foot, Wilkinson came from behind to win the 2000 Olympic platform gold medal. She went on to won the 2004 World Cup and the 2005 World Championships, becoming the first woman in history to win all three coveted world titles in platform diving. Along the way, she has won 19 US National Titles, was voted by the American public the 2000 US Olympic Spirit Award winner.
Wilkinson currently resides in Texas with her husband and three children.