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Xiong Ni
2003-11-04 11:32:00   COC Website  


Name: XIONG Ni
Gender: M
Date of birth: January 6, 1974
Place of birth: Changsha, Hunan Province
Height: 1.66m
Weight: 55kg
Sport: Diving
Personal best: 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st springboard 
                    2000 Sydney Olympic Games - 1st springboard 
                            & synchronized springboard

Sports career: 
Began diving training in Hunan Spare-time Sports School and chosen by the Hunan provincial team in 1982. Joined the national team for intensified training in January 1986.

High performances:
1986 National Champions Tournament Division B - 1st 1m & 3m springboard, 1st 5m platform, 1st overall
1987 International invitationals in East Germany, Canada and Mexico - 1st platform
1987 National Games - 2nd springboard & platform
1988 Guangzhou Asian Swimming Championships - 1st platform
1988 Seoul Olympic Games - 2nd platform
1988 Sweden Cup International Tournament - 1st springboard & platform
1989 National Junior Games - 1st springboard & platform
1989 World Cup - 1st platform, team & mixed team
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 3rd platform
1993 National Games - 1st 1m springboard
1991-1995 World Cup - Collecting gold and silver medals in both springboard and platform events on many occasions
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st springboard
1997 National Games - 1st springboard
1999 Wenzhou International Invitational - 1st springboard
1999 Sweden Grand Prix - 1st springboard
1999 National Champions Tournament - 1st springboard & synchronized springboard
2000 World Cup - 1st synchronized springboard (with Xiao Hailiang)
2000 Sydney Olympic Games - 1st springboard & synchronized springboard  (with Xiao Hailiang)
2001 National Games - 1st springboard

1989 - Named Best Diver by US magazine "SWIMMING WORLD"
1991-1992 Twice selected one of National Top Ten Divers
August 1996 - Awarded National Sports Medal of Honour by the State Physical Culture and Sports Commission
September 1996 - Named one of National Top Ten Olympians for 1996
August 1999 - Voted one of 50 Sports Stars in 50 years since the founding of new China in 1949
April 2000 - Awarded the title of National Advanced Worker

At present:
Entered the International Business College of Hunan University in August 1993 as a student of industrial foreign-trade. Became deputy director of the Hunan provincial sports team after retirement in 1997. Returned to the pool as a diver in May 1998 and retired again three years later. Now deputy secretary of the Party committee of the Hunan Provincial Sport Administration, deputy director of the Chaoyang Developing Zone in Yiyang City and deputy secretary of the Yiyang working committee.

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