Leading up to 1992 Olympic Games, Gao and Lashko were the two best women’s 1m and 3-meter divers in the world but Gao was unbeatable in Barcelona while Lashko took the silver medal in the 3-meter event. In 1993, Lashko won two silver medals at the FINA Cup in Beijing. but was out of competition in 1994 to have a baby girl named Alina. She returned in 1995 to win the World Cup 1-meter title. At the Olympic Games of Atlanta the next year, it was silver again. This time behind , another future Hall of Famer.