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Kai QIN
Sport Diving
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born31 Jan 1986 in Xian, CHN
Height1.70 m
Weight 65 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife He Zi
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Journalism - Renmin University of China: Beijing, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began gymnastics training at age four. He then took up diving at age eight in Xi'an, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was selected for diving training by Tan Min, wife of diving coach Zhang Ting.
General Interest
Nicknames
Iron Boy (2008.sohu.com, 19 Aug 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the men's 3m synchronised springboard at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. (Weibo profile, 26 Jul 2017)
Injuries
A fractured bone in his hand meant he was unable to compete at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (sports.sina.com.cn, 17 Aug 2014)

He fractured his finger in 2013. (sports.qq.com, 27 Aug 2013)

He fractured his left hand during training at the end of March 2007. (sports.qq.com, 19 Feb 2008)

He injured his waist one week before the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 03 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's only after you have put in the hard work that you realise the sweetness of getting a gold medal." (swimming.org.cn, 19 Feb 2008)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the May 1st Labour Medal in the People's Republic of China. (news.sports.cn, 18 Aug 2012)

In 2011 he was selected as a Top Ten Athlete of Shanxi province in the People's Republic of China. (sn.xinhuanet.com, 29 Jun 2011)
Other sports
He won a gymnastics silver medal in the men's vault at the 1994 Shanxi Provincial Games in the People's Republic of China. (sz.bendibao.com, 10 Aug 2011)
Famous relatives
His wife He Zi won one gold and one silver medal in diving at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ONS, 15 Aug 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLANS
He retired from international competition after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He plans to retire from the sport after the 2017 National Games in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. (sports.sohu.com, 17 Oct 2016)

SURPRISE PROPOSAL
He proposed to partner He Zi after she won a silver medal in the 3m springboard at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ONS, 15 Aug 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard Synchro 443.70
2 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard 541.75
1 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 477.00
3 2008 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 530.10
1 2008 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 469.08
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 471.45
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard 473.25
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 448.86
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 463.98
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard 481.90
1 2009 Rome, ITA 1m Springboard 449.00
1 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 467.94
1 2007 Melbourne, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 458.76
1 2007 Melbourne, AUS 3m Springboard 545.35
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2011   3m Springboard  
1 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 508.50
1 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 447.42
3 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 462.10
1 2010 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 445.86
16 2009   3m Springboard  
2 2009 Shenzhen, CHN 3m Springboard 530.80
13 2008   3m Springboard  
2 2008 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 522.20
1 2008 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 459.93
13 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 3m Springboard 507.80
1 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 473.97
15 2006   3m Springboard  
2 2006 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard 482.70
1 2006 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 429.42
1 2006 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 410.28
1 2006 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 448.90
1 2006 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 429.09
23 2004   3m Springboard  
2 2004 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 424.29
1 2004 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 336.45
38 2003   10m Platform  
7 2002   10m Platform  
1 2002 Juarez City, MEX 10m Platform 483.21
1 2002 Juarez City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 337.80
1 2002 Xian, CHN 10m Platform 665.64
25 2001   10m Platform  
3 2001 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 560.01
13 2000   10m Platform  
4 2000 Elektrostal, RUS 10m Platform 638.55
3 2000 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 320.46
1 2000 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 661.89
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2004 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 704.43
2 2004 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 345.99
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 1m Springboard 451.20
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 459.60
2 2006 Doha, QAT 1m Springboard 439.90
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 442.74
1 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 464.52
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 450.69
1 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 442.41
1 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 461.94
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 458.61
1 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 447.75
17 2014   3m Springboard  
1 2014 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 469.41
7 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 478.65
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 459.45
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 548.65
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 468.90
2 2012   3m Springboard  
2 2012   3m Springboard Synchro  
2 2012 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 509.55
1 2012 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 464.49
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 481.30
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 452.58
1 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 530.30
1 2012 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 454.29
1 2011 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 541.70
1 2011 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 476.64
2 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard 518.75
1 2011 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 506.20
1 2011 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 452.40
1 2011 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 547.70
1 2011 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 460.23
1 2010 Qingdao, CHN 3m Springboard 523.95
1 2010 Qingdao, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 454.56
2 2010 Veracruz, MEX 3m Springboard 493.20
3 2010 Veracruz, MEX 3m Springboard 484.85
1 2010 Veracruz, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 443.88
1 2010 Veracruz, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 432.75
1 2009   3m Springboard  
7 2009   3m Springboard Synchro  
2 2009   3m Springboard Synchro  
1 2009 Changzhou, CHN 3m Springboard 512.05
1 2009 Changzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 467.25
2 2009 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard 499.25
1 2009 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard Synchro 425.67
1 2009 Mexico City, MEX 3m Springboard 510.75
1 2009 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 520.10
1 2009 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 441.54
2 2008 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard 508.50
2 2008 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard 508.50
1 2008 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 471.75
1 2008 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 471.75
2 2008 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 475.95
2 2008 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 475.95
1 2008 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 458.22
1 2008 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 458.22
2 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 479.45
2 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 479.45
1 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 444.09
1 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 444.09
1 2007 Mexico City, MEX 3m Springboard 509.30
1 2007 Mexico City, MEX 3m Springboard 509.30
1 2007 Mexico City, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 452.49
1 2007 Mexico City, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 452.49
2 2007 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard 555.45
2 2007 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard 555.45
1 2007 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 471.45
1 2007 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 471.45
1 2007 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 517.65
1 2007 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 517.65
1 2007 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 441.84
1 2007 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 441.84