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Fu Mingxia
2003-11-06 13:27:00   COC Website  

 

Name: FU Mingxia
Gender: W
Date of birth: August 16, 1978
Place of birth: Wuhan, Hubei Province
Height: 1.60m
Weight: 48kg
Sport: Diving
Personal best: 1992, 1996 & 2000 Olympic Games - 1st platform

Sports career:
Took up gymnastics in Wuhan Spare-time Sports School in 1985. Switched to diving before being selected as a member of the Hubei provincial diving team in 1987. Stood 1.37m and aged 12, she  won the platform event of group B in the National Junior Competition in 1990. Following that, she was selected for intensified training by the national team.

High performances:
1989 National Junior Games - 5th platform
1990 US International Invitational - 1st platform
1990 Canada International Open - 2nd platform
1990 US International Open - 1st platform
1990 Jinan International Open - 3rd platform
1990 US Goodwill Games - 1st platform (443.04 pts, youngest titlist in Games history)
1990 Beijing Asian Games - 3rd platform
1991 Perth World Swimming Championships - 1st (426.50 pts, going down in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest world champion in swimming history)
1991 China International Open - 2nd springboard, 3rd platform
1992 National Inter-city Games - 1st springboard & platform
1992 National Championships - 1st springboard & platform
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 1st platform (winning China's third Olympic platform gold in succession)
1993 World Cup - 1st team & mixed team, 3rd platform,
1993 National Games - 2nd springboard & platform
1994 Rome World Swimming Championships - 1st platform
1994 Hiroshima Asian Games - 2nd springboard
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st springboard & platform
2000 Sydney Olympic Games - 1st springboard

Reputed as "Diving Queen"

Honours:
1990, 1991 & 1993 - Selected National Best Diver of the year
1990-1991 - Twice named World Best Woman Platform Diver by US magazine Swimming World

At present:
Retired after the Sydney Olympics and settled down in Hong Kong.

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