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Yuan CAO
Sport Diving
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born07 Feb 1995 in Changsha, CHN
Height1.67 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His mother wanted him to learn self-discipline so she enrolled him in diving classes.
Club / Team
Beijing: China
Name of coach
Wang Xiaosong [club], CHN; Liu Ben [national], CHN
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
China
General Interest
Hobbies
Comics, animation, music, playing the piano. (sohu.com, 07 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Chinese diver Tian Liang. (sohu.com, 07 Aug 2021; sports.qq.com, 31 Aug 2017; yundongmi.com, 29 Mar 2013)
Injuries
He sustained a partial dislocation of his left shoulder in May 2021. (bjnews.com.cn, 07 Aug 2021)

His training was disrupted throughout 2017 due to several injuries, which included issues with his ankle and his forehead. (sports.qq.com, 31 Aug 2017; sports.qq.com, 21 Jul 2017)

Injuries to his hand and his leg meant he was unable to compete at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (news.cnool.ne, 30 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named Male Diver of the Year in both 2014 and 2018 by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 16 Dec 2018; globaltimes.cn, 02 Dec 2014)

In 2017 he was named Best Athlete of the Year by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports in the People's Republic of China. (sports.sina.com.cn, 12 Oct 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 582.35 
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 470.58
1 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard 547.60
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard Synchro  
1 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 486.78
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2022 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 492.85
1 2022 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro  
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 517.85
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 439.74 
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro  
10 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 453.70
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 443.40
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 523.95 
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 471.45
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 445.56
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard 427.60
1 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 420.84
14 2013   10m Platform  
4 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 490.65
11 2011   10m Platform  
1 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 576.30
1 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 460.95
1 2011 Penza, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 471.06
2 2009 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 451.11
2 2009 Shenzhen, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 458.64
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 3m Springboard 540.05
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 3m Springboard Synchro 479.52
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 3m Springboard 523.65
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 460.86
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform 557.15
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019   3m Springboard  
1 2019 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 541.95
1 2019 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 469.08
1 2019 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 494.55
3 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 495.70
1 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 457.14
2 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 3m Springboard 529.40
1 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 446.82
1 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 465.24
1 2018   3m Springboard  
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 513.45
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 497.34
1 2018 Fuji, JPN 3m Springboard 537.75
1 2018 Fuji, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 433.02
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 531.00
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 457.98
1 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 531.20
1 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 463.38
3 2017   3m Springboard  
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 510.05
1 2017 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 450.39
3 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard 519.80
1 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 466.02
1 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 515.40
1 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 458.82
3 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 500.50
3 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 400.50
1 2016   3m Springboard  
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 498.05
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 442.74
1 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 535.65
1 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 464.52
1 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 521.90
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 540.15
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 450.69
3 2015   3m Springboard  
2 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 542.70
1 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 442.41
3 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 531.30
1 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 461.94
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 458.61
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 510.70
3 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard 516.35
1 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 447.75
11 2014   3m Springboard  
6 2014   10m Platform  
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 579.45
2 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 450.00
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 466.32
2 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 522.95
2 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 423.93
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 475.32
11 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard 411.65
1 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 442.62
1 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 586.20
1 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 460.08
1 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 486.36
4 2012   10m Platform Synchro  
1 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 480.18
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 474.36
2 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 602.75
1 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 502.65
2 2011 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 443.82
1 2010 Qingdao, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 483.15
1 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 466.56
1 2010 Veracruz, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 436.20
3 2009   10m Platform Synchro  
1 2009 Mexico City, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 457.38
1 2009 Sheffield, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 494.70