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Ruolin CHEN
Sport Diving
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born12 Dec 1992 in Nantong, CHN
Height1.60 m
Weight 49 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Business Administration - Renmin University of China: Beijing, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age four at the Nantong City Children's Amateur Sports School in the People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her grandparents took her to swimming lessons to improve her health. The diving coach Gao Feng, who was a friend of her father, suggested she take up diving.
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Changshu, CHN
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies, painting. (sports.qq.com, 28 Jul 2015; renwu.hexun.com, 26 Oct 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five Olympic gold medals. (sports.sohu.com, 20 Oct 2016)
Hero / Idol
Chinese divers Guo Jingjing and Fu Mingxia. (2012.qq.com, 01 Aug 2012)
Injuries
She was troubled by a neck injury in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sports.sohu.com, 20 Oct 2016)

In 2013 she was troubled by injuries to her shoulder and waist area. (sports.sina.com.cn, 24 Aug 2013)

In late 2004 she fractured her elbow during training. (news.sports.cn, 28 Sep 2008)

In 1999 she dislocated her right elbow after colliding with a teammate during an indoor training session. (data.sports.163.com, 24 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fate is like the palm print, no matter how circuitous it is, you must take it in the hand." (t.qq.com, 26 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
She was chosen to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. (nanjing2014.org, 16 Aug 2014)

She was named the 2012 Female Diver of the Year by Swimming World Magazine. (news.xinhuanet.com, 03 Dec 2012)

She was named 2010 Female Diver of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (FINA, 07 Jan 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In October 2016 she announced her retirement from the sport due to a problematic neck injury. (sports.sohu.com, 20 Oct 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro 354.00 
1 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 422.30
1 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 368.40
1 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 447.70
1 2008 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 363.54
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Event 425.40
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 359.52
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 356.28
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 388.70
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 362.58
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 405.30
2 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 417.60
1 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 369.18
2 2007 Melbourne, AUS 10m Platform 410.30
1 2007 Melbourne, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 361.32
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2011   10m Platform  
2 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 380.95
6 2009   10m Platform  
7 2009 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 393.85
1 2009 Shenzhen, CHN 10m Platform 418.20
6 2008   10m Platform  
4 2008 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 366.55
1 2008 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 356.10
1 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 10m Platform 428.10
1 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 380.16
1 2007   10m Platform  
2 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 402.95
1 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 338.10
1 2007 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform 415.55
1 2007 Montreal, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 351.18
1 2007 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 414.95
1 2007 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 350.28
1 2007 Zhuhai, CHN 10m Platform 449.65
1 2007 Zhuhai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 377.34
2 2006   10m Platform  
2 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 367.05
1 2006 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 351.78
2 2006 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 334.90
1 2006 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 336.96
1 2006 Sydney, NSW, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 359.28
4 2006 Victoria, CAN 10m Platform 329.05
1 2006 Victoria, CAN 10m Platform Synchro  
2 2006 Zhuhai, CHN 10m Platform 390.40
1 2006 Zhuhai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 338.76
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 346.50
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 360.06
2 2006 Doha, QAT 10m Platform 418.10
1 2006 Doha, QAT 10m Platform Synchro 344.52
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 340.50
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 348.60
4 2015   10m Platform  
2 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 398.90
1 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 345.36
1 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 386.05
1 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 324.66
2 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 381.75
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 338.88
7 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform 352.10
1 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 332.88
8 2014   10m Platform  
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 347.52
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 337.56
1 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform 400.55
1 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 337.14
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 397.45
1 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 332.28
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 403.75
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 351.78
1 2012   10m Platform  
1 2012   10m Platform Synchro  
1 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 422.55
1 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 360.66
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 395.70
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 344.40
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 391.00
1 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 343.08
1 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 350.88
1 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 426.00
1 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 365.52
1 2011 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 409.95
1 2011 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 366.42
2 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 408.60
1 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 347.46
1 2010 Qingdao, CHN 10m Platform 419.40
1 2010 Qingdao, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 330.00
1 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform 400.50
1 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform 403.75
1 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 365.82
4 2009   10m Platform  
3 2009   10m Platform Synchro  
1 2009 Changzhou, CHN 10m Platform 444.05
1 2009 Changzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 372.00
1 2009 Doha, QAT 10m Platform 423.45
1 2009 Doha, QAT 10m Platform Synchro 347.76
1 2008 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform 456.40
1 2008 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform 456.40
1 2008 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 375.48
1 2008 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 375.48
3 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 371.60
3 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 371.60
1 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 368.82
1 2008 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 368.82
1 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform 381.75
1 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform 381.75
1 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 364.56
1 2007 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 364.56
1 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform 443.50
1 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform 443.50
1 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 353.46
1 2007 Nanjing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 353.46
1 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 433.30
1 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform 433.30
1 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 352.08
1 2007 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 352.08