Having a gymnastics and circus background, the 34-year-old tender looking athlete fell desperately in love with the sport of cliff diving and was part of the divers' line-up in the 2014 Women's World Series.
This season Jacqueline Valente returns to full-time duties from the 21m platform for the first time since 2014. "I'm among the best cliff divers in the world, so I'm super happy."
The silver medal at the FINA High Diving World Cup behind serial winner Rhiannan Iffland really opened the door for 'Jaki' to get this permanent ticket despite a roller-coaster season on the World Series. Well aware of this unique chance, she put all her off-season focus on mentally and physically preparing for eight demanding stops around the globe. For her, consistency throughout the season is key to an all smiling Brazilian at the end of 2020.