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Jahir OCAMPO
Sport Diving
NOC Mexico   
GenderMen
Born12 Jan 1990
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Sports Marketing - University of the Valley of Mexico: Mexico City, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving at age five.
Why this sport?
His mother was advised to enrol him in diving at a swimming school in Mexico City, Mexico. He did not like it in the beginning but later became hooked. "I always liked the extreme activities and the adrenaline. I never was scared of diving from the platform. I enjoy the thrill. I love trying new dives and techniques."
Name of coach
Ma Jin [national], CHN
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing, listening to music, practising yoga, reading, meditating. (olimpicos.marcaclaro.com, 03 May 2021; rmx.com.mx, 19 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a Mexican national title in 2020, winning two World Cup medals in 2016 and 2018, and winning his first world championship medal by taking bronze in the men's synchronised 3m springboard at the 2013 edition in Barcelona, Spain. (Expansion YouTube channel, 03 May 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 31 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (YouTube, 17 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US boxer Muhammad Ali, Mexican taekwondoka Maria del Rosario Espinoza, Mexican diver Fernando Platas. (olimpicos.marcaclaro.com, 03 May 2021; ochampiontraining.com, 01 Jan 2017)
Injuries
In late 2021 he needed 10 stitches for a head injury and surgery for a shoulder ligament injury after he was involved in separate accidents on the Mexican reality competition TV show Exatlon. In 2018 he also broke a shin bone while taking part in a reality TV show in Mexico. (olimpicos.marcaclaro.com, 05 Jan 2022; tvazteca.com, 14 Dec 2021; marca.com, 14 Nov 2021; diariobasta.com, 18 Sep 2018)

A back injury ruled him out of contention for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olimpicos.marcaclaro.com, 05 Jan 2022)

An injury to his right knee prevented him from taking part in the Mexican selection event for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (elfinanciero.com.mx, 19 Sep 2017)

Between age 13 and 16 he had Osgood-Schlatter disease, a condition that produces knee inflammation and pain due to a growth spurt. (Expansion YouTube channel, 03 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up. Sometimes the last key is the one that opens the door." (Facebook page, 25 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (olimpicos.marcaclaro.com, 05 Jan 2022)
Other information
OVERCOMING EARLY STRUGGLES
He has said that he fought depression after failing to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing due to a knee injury. After not qualifying for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he then moved from Guadalajara to Mexico City to start training with Chinese coach Ma Jin. "It was a radical change. In Guadalajara I did so much gym training but coach Ma Jin made me improve my technique. In the end, both ways of training helped me to become one of the best divers in the country." (elfinanciero.com.mx, 19 Sep 2017)

DIET
He does not eat meat or other animal-derived foods. He became a vegetarian at age 15 but then decided to consume a diet based mainly on vegetables. "The results of a diet full of vegetables are very good because I keep the strength in my body and I have lowered fat. The goal is to become a perfect machine that can execute dives at a higher level. I consider nutrition as the most important thing in order to have a good performance." (qsnoticias.mx, 20 Dec 2019; Men's Health, 22 Sep 2019)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a master's degree in fashion design and marketing at Anahuac University in Mexico City. "One of the athletes that inspired me was [English footballer] David Beckham. He made a difference on and off the field. He was one of the first athletes who became a fashion icon. I liked that mix of athlete and fashion from the first time I saw it." (Expansion YouTube channel, 03 May 2021; tabascohoy.com, 08 Nov 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard Synchro  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 1m Springboard 324.30
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 487.15
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 379.00
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 427.35 
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 405.21
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 294.24 
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 422.79
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 479.65
4 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 382.83
3 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 293.31
1 2015 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 527.35
1 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard 498.25
3 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 257.40
1 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 489.80
12 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 312.18
1 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard 462.10
1 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 419.40
12 2013   3m Springboard  
4 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 432.15
3 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 394.32
3 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 394.32
13 2013 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 315.20
3 2013 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 350.91
12 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 369.15
2 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 394.32
6 2012 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 341.94
3 2012 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 379.62
4 2011 Penza, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 397.47
40 2009   3m Springboard  
10 2009 Montreal, CAN 3m Springboard 389.45
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 413.61
6 2019 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 270.81
7 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 284.22
2 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 433.02
2 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 427.86
6 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 306.84
6 2018   3m Springboard  
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 492.50
6 2018 Fuji, JPN 3m Springboard 461.80
8 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 405.15
5 2017 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 417.12
4 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 420.42
6 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 281.82
5 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 363.18
2 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 411.51
8 2016   3m Springboard  
8 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 436.55
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 407.25
5 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 287.37
5 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 417.84
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 301.89
9 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 443.25
5 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 408.12
2 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 327.06
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 488.95
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 402.54
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 313.65
10 2015   3m Springboard  
5 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 368.10
3 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 320.46
3 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 314.10
5 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 410.94
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 422.58
10 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 399.60
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 294.96
11 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard 398.30
4 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 406.47
6 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 274.86
2 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard 471.80
2 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 420.99
3 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 318.90
2 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 421.92
7 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 439.35
3 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 202.23
10 2014   3m Springboard  
6 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 409.92
7 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 432.20
4 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 403.14
5 2014 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 413.55
3 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 422.91
6 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard 474.30
5 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 407.97
7 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 438.10
5 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 410.49