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Shixin LI
Sport Diving
NOC Australia   
GenderMen
Born12 Feb 1988 in Yulin, CHN
Height1.60 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Han Fang, daughters Lin Xi, Victoria and Isabella
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1994 in Maoming, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
A colleague of his father suggested he get involved in a sport to burn off energy. He tried badminton, table tennis and gymnastics before settling on diving.
Club / Team
MelAm Diving Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Andy Banks [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Sushi, Ultraman, The King of Difficulty (MelAm Diving Club Facebook page, 12 Jul 2019; sports.qq.com, 02 Aug 2011)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, listening to music, singing. (Weibo profile, 01 May 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (abc.net.au, 18 Jun 2021)
Hero / Idol
US diver Greg Louganis. (vis.org.au, 10 Jun 2019)
Injuries
In February 2021 he broke a bone in his neck while performing a somersault. He resumed training two weeks later. (couriermail.com.au, 07 Aug 2021; abc.net.au, 18 Jun 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named Most Outstanding Male Diver of the Year by the Victorian Institute of Sport in Australia. (vis.org.au, 28 Oct 2019)

In 2014 he was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (jsdj.sport.gov.cn, 17 Jan 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (vis.org.au, 10 Jun 2019)
Other information
FROM CHINA TO AUSTRALIA
Born in Yulin, People's Republic of China, he represented his country of birth until he retired from international competition in 2014. He returned to the sport in 2017 and began competing for Australia as a naturalised athlete in 2019. "There are some positive and some negative reports on my decision [to represent Australia]. I don't expect everyone to understand me, but every individual has the right to choose the way he or she wants to go. However, many thanks for those who support me, and hopefully those who criticised me will continue to pay attention to the sport. We diving people need your support." (sbs.com.au, 05 Jul 2021; abc.net.au, 18 Jun 2021; Weibo profile, 18 Jun 2019; sohu.com, 15 Jun 2019; today.line.me, 14 Jun 2019; sports.huanqiu.com, 12 Jun 2019)

COACHING
He has served as a coach at MelAm Diving Club in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (melam.org, 01 Sep 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
27 2021 Tokyo, JPN 3m Springboard 320.35
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2022 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 395.40
Preliminary Round 2022 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 334.90
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1m Springboard 338.60
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 377.75
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro  
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1m Springboard 460.95
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1m Springboard 463.90
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2020 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 417.25
1 2020 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 418.68
3 2019 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard 403.80
3 2019 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 358.20
4 2019 Singapore, SGP 3m Springboard 419.55
5 2019 Singapore, SGP 3m Springboard Synchro 370.11
1 2014   3m Springboard  
4 2014 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard 445.65
2 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 486.15
2 2014 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 377.70
2 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard 448.95
3 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 407.22
1 2014 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 510.70
1 2014 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 441.54
1 2014 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 502.55
1 2014 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 432.15
1 2014 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 518.65
1 2014 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 441.39
1 2014 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 400.83
4 2013   3m Springboard  
1 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 430.38
1 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 430.38
2 2013 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 435.60
1 2013 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 419.79
2 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 493.30
1 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 436.05
6 2012   3m Springboard  
1 2012 Bolzano, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 434.01
2 2012 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 474.95
4 2012 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 344.22
1 2011   3m Springboard  
2 2011 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 483.35
1 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 532.55
1 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 412.32
2 2011 Penza, RUS 3m Springboard 492.95
1 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 527.80
2 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 408.96
2 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 524.10
2 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 417.69
1 2009   3m Springboard  
1 2009 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 504.50
1 2009 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 440.31
2 2009 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 475.10
1 2009 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 421.77
1 2009 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 486.15
1 2009 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 421.35
3 2008   3m Springboard  
1 2008 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 476.30
2 2008 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 419.94
2 2008 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard 459.75
4 2008 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 483.85
20 2007   3m Springboard  
2 2007 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 422.01
3 2007 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 441.10
2 2007 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 416.79
8 2006   3m Springboard  
4 2006 Elektrostal, RUS 3m Springboard 442.55
1 2006 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 447.15
1 2006 Rome, ITA 3m Springboard Synchro 429.09
30 2005   3m Springboard  
6 2005 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 419.46
1 2005 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 318.00
2 2005 Zhuhai, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 344.10
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 3m Springboard 460.25
2 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 444.09