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Giovanna Pedroso

About Giovanna Pedroso

Olympic spaner known for representing her home nation of Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Early life

In July 2014, she opened her Instagram account with a video of her spaning with future Olympic partner Ingrid de Oliveira.


The accomplished Brazilian athlete has become popular on Instagram, earning upwards of 40,000 followers.

Family of Giovanna Pedroso

Her mother s name is Maria Stella.

Close associates of Giovanna Pedroso

Both she and China s Chen Ruolin competed in synchronized 10 meter platform spaning at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Anabelle Smith

About Anabelle Smith

Diver who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 3 meter springboard synchro.

Early life

She attended the Australian Institute of Sport on a spaning scholarship.


She won a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the 10 meter synchro.

Family of Anabelle Smith

She was born in Malvern, Victoria.

Close associates of Anabelle Smith

She was part of an Australian contingency at the 2012 Olympics that included Alicia Coutts.

Aidan Faminoff

About Aidan Faminoff

Canadian spaner for Florida State University who has gained fame not only for his success in the sport, but also for his advocacy as an openly gay athlete. He won a bronze medal at the 2015 Junior Pan Am Championships in 3-meter synchro for Team Canada.

Early life

He began spaning at Claremont Secondary School. He attended Florida State for Sports Management.


He won bronze at the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials. He was also chosen to compete at the 2018 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships.

Family of Aidan Faminoff

He s from British Columbia; he came out in 2016. He has a sister named Taylor.

Close associates of Aidan Faminoff

He is a fan of fellow openly gay athlete Adam Rippon.

Tom Daley

About Tom Daley

Diver who specializes in the 10-meter platform; he won two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and took home the 2012 Olympic Bronze medal in the event. Also a synchronized swimmer, he won a bronze with partner Daniel Goodfellow in the 10m platform at the 2016 Games.

Early life

He reached the finals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics at age fourteen, and became the FINA World Champion at age 15.


He won the 2009 World Championship, as well as the 2008 and 2012 European Championships in the ten metre platform. He runs a popular self-titled YouTube channel where he posts vlogs and challenges, amongst other videos, often centered around spaning. The channel has earned over 850,000 subscribers. 

Family of Tom Daley

He lost his father to cancer, and has two brothers named Ben and William. He married longterm boyfriend and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black in 2017. They welcomed a son named Robert via surrogacy on June 27, 2018.

Close associates of Tom Daley

He became a great source of national pride at the 2012 London Games, which was also true for long-distance runner Mo Farah. 

Steele Johnson

About Steele Johnson

Olympic spaner debuting at the 2016 games in Rio who had an exceptional collegiate career at Purdue University where he became a two-time NCAA Champion.

Early life

He first started spaning when he was 7 years old. When he was 12, he hit his head on concrete during a difficult spane which almost ended his career, and possibly his life.


He studied film and video studies while at Purdue. He runs a YouTube channel on the side called TheSteeleJohnson.

Family of Steele Johnson

He has an older brother named Race who played football for Purdue and younger sister, Hollyn. His parents are Bill and Jill Johnson. In 2016, he got engaged to Hilary Nussbaum and they married in June of 2017.

Close associates of Steele Johnson

He became the first Purdue alumnus spaner since David Boudia to win NCAA titles in springboard and platform in the same year.