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People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 February 1995
167 cm
Beijing, CHN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His mother wanted him to learn self-discipline so she enrolled him in diving classes.
Club / Team
Beijing: China
Name of coach
Liu Ben [national], CHN

International Debut

Competing for

General Interest

Little Fatty (, 17 Aug 2016)
Playing the piano, playing chess, watching football. (, 31 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 10m synchronised platform event at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and gold in the 3m springboard event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 13 Dec 2015;, 17 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Chinese diver Tian Liang. (, 29 Mar 2013;, 31 Aug 2017)
In 2017 several injuries, including to his forehead and ankle, disrupted his training and performance throughout the year. (, 21 Jul 2017;, 31 Aug 2017)

Injuries to his hand and leg meant he was unable to compete at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (, 30 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go your own way and see your own scenery. Be calm about life's ups and downs." (, 07 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named Male Diver of the Year in both 2014 and 2018 by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (, 16 Dec 2018;, 02 Dec 2014)

In 2017 he was named the Best Athlete of the Year by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports in the People's Republic of China. (, 12 Oct 2017)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 01 Aug 2018;, 29 Aug 2018)
Other information
A series of injuries in 2017 affected his training and performance in competition. "This year [2017] has had some low points, with several injuries. During winter training I hit my forehead and for several months after I could not train fully. There was little time for the [FINA] World Series, and I only trained for a month to prepare for the [2017] world championships in Budapest. After Budapest, I injured my ankle, which affected my singles diving. The same was true for the National Games [2017, in People's Republic of China], my recovery and training was rushed." (, 31 Aug 2017)

He enjoys playing the piano and in 2012 he played for over 1000 people attending a post-Olympic celebration party in People's Republic of China following the 2012 Games in London. (, 31 Aug 2017)