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Chong HE
Sport Diving
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born10 Jun 1987 in Guangdong, CHN
Height1.70 m
Weight 62 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Rong Rong, one daughter.
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Languages
Cantonese, Mandarin
Higher education
Public Administration - Sun Yat-Sen University: Guangzhou, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving at age six in Zhenjiang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He liked swimming very much when he was young, then his father decided to send him to the local sports school where he took up diving.
International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
China
General Interest
Nicknames
Difficulty King (heze.cn, 14 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (sports.sina.com.cn, 21 Mar 2015)
Injuries
He damaged a ligament in his right knee shortly after winning gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He missed 11 months of competition, and returned at the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy. (data.sports.163.com, 12 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
He was named the International Swimming Federation [FINA] 2013 Male Springboard Diver of the Year. (insidethegames.biz, 06 Jan 2014)

He was a torch bearer in the torch relay for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (2010.163.com, 27 Nov 2010)
Famous relatives
His younger brother He Chao is a diver. He won a gold medal in the 1m springboard and a silver medal in the 3m springboard at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Feb 2015; news.ifeng.com, 27 Jul 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from the sport in August 2016. (sports.ifeng.com, 18 Aug 2016; Weibo profile, 07 Feb 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2012 London, ENG 3m Springboard 524.15
1 2008 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 572.90
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard 544.95
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 448.86
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 3m Springboard 554.30
1 2009 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 505.20
6 2007 Melbourne, AUS 3m Springboard 499.65
2 2007 Melbourne, AUS 1m Springboard 469.85
3 2005 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 730.77
1 2005 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 384.42
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
15 2011   3m Springboard  
2 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 487.05
6 2008   3m Springboard  
1 2008 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 530.55
1 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 3m Springboard 569.85
6 2007   3m Springboard  
1 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 438.99
1 2007 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 520.30
1 2007 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 452.82
1 2007 Zhuhai, CHN 3m Springboard 548.15
1 2007 Zhuhai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 451.98
1 2006   3m Springboard  
1 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 526.15
1 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 436.08
1 2006 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 517.90
2 2006 Sydney, NSW, AUS 3m Springboard 499.65
1 2006 Victoria, CAN 3m Springboard 512.15
1 2006 Victoria, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 438.48
2 2006 Zhuhai, CHN 3m Springboard 475.55
1 2006 Zhuhai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 440.28
2 2005   3m Springboard  
1 2005 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard 516.00
1 2005 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 351.96
3 2005 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 458.07
1 2005 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 368.34
1 2005 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 507.39
1 2005 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 355.11
4 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 3m Springboard 451.50
4 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 3m Springboard 451.50
1 2005 The Woodlands, TX, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 377.40
1 2005 Zhuhai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 350.70
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2004 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 670.47
2 2004 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 345.99
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard 525.85
1 2006 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard 530.40
1 2006 Doha, QAT 3m Springboard Synchro 448.50
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2015   3m Springboard  
1 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 551.50
2 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 531.85
7 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard 446.10
1 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 436.53
1 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 429.87
4 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 498.05
1 2014   3m Springboard  
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 528.80
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 535.80
1 2014 London, ENG 3m Springboard 559.00
1 2014 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 469.41
2 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard 518.70
8 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 455.80
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 459.45
1 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 521.85
2 2013 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 521.50
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 468.90
1 2012   3m Springboard  
1 2012 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 548.70
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 522.25
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 497.65
2 2011 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 536.25
1 2011 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard 519.20
3 2011 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 486.00
2 2011 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 531.15
1 2008 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard 543.30
1 2008 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard 543.30
1 2008 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 506.30
1 2008 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard 506.30
4 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 436.10
4 2008 Tijuana, MEX 3m Springboard 436.10
2 2007 Mexico City, MEX 3m Springboard 493.85
2 2007 Mexico City, MEX 3m Springboard 493.85
1 2007 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard 556.55
1 2007 Nanjing, CHN 3m Springboard 556.55
5 2007 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard  
5 2007 Sheffield, ENG 3m Springboard