It's been quite a roller coaster for Chinese diver Wu Minxia at the 2012 Olympics. The athlete took home the gold in the women's synchronized 3m springboard event, becoming the only diver in history to win golds in three consecutive Olympics. However, the news was marred when she found out her mom had been battling breast cancer for eight years and her grandparents had both passed away a year earlier.So why was this news hidden from Minxia? Well, CBS explains that almost all of China's...Read Full Story
Chinese diving queen Guo Jingjing’s retirement raised the question that who can step in as the successor but Chinese national diving team leader Zhou Jihong Sunday said it takes time to groom a superstar like Guo.
“Grooming a star will be one of the major tasks for Chinese national diving team.” Said Zhou. “Guo ushered in a new era, and now no one could take charge as she did.”Zhou said two Olympic champions Wu Minxia and Chen Ruolin have the chance to become the diving queen’s successor. She...Read Full Story
Chinese diver Wu Minxia took gold at in the 3m synchronized springboard in London Olympics this week. With this achievement she became the first woman in history to win three consecutive Olympic golds.Read Full Story
(BEIJING, August 10) -- China's "Golden Pair" Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia claimed their second consecutive Olympic gold in Synchronized Women's 3m Springboard with a score of 343.50 on Sunday, August 10, at National Aquatics Center. Russians Julia Pakhalina and Anastasia Pozdnyakova finished second, while Ditte Kotzian and Heike Fischer of Germany finished third.Guo Jingjing (above) and Wu Minxia of China dive. (Photo credit: Liu Yu/ Xinhua)Read Full Story
The hot favourite duo in Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard does not disappoint all. Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia of China brought gold with 343.50 points. Russia’s Julia Pakhalina and Anastasia Pozdnyakova closed in second with 323.61 points. Ditte Kotzian and Heike Fischer of Germany took bronze with 218.9 pointsRead Full Story