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Jian YANG
Sport Diving
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born10 Jun 1994 in Sichuan, CHN
Height1.68 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Luzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up gymnastics at age four, and got involved in diving at age nine.
Why this sport?
His parents wanted to improve his health.
Club / Team
Sichuan Province: China
General Interest
Nicknames
Difficulty King (chinanews.com.cn, 07 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Singing. (sc.cnr.cn, 19 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese diver Gao Min. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 12 Aug 2015)
Injuries
He injured his right heel during training in November 2018. He underwent surgery and was forced to rest for one month before returning to training and competitions. (k.sina.com.cn, 22 Jan 2019; fina.org, 09 Mar 2019; chinadaily.com.cn, 11 Mar 2019; new.qq.com, 21 Jul 2019)

A knee injury affected his performance during the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 12 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the 2018 Class One Sports Medal from the General Administration of Sport of China. (chinanews.com, 07 Dec 2018)

In 2015 he was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sports.sohu.com, 06 Jan 2015; sport.gov.cn, 26 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (Xiaoxiang Morning News Baijiahao page, 09 Jun 2022)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 580.40 
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2022 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 515.55
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform 598.65
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Event 416.65 
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 565.15
10 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 451.20
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2017 Gatineau, QC, CAN 10m Platform 550.60
1 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform 466.20
1 2016 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform 558.70
2 2016 Kuching, MAS 10m Platform 511.70
1 2016 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 523.40
13 2014   10m Platform  
1 2014 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 463.59
1 2014 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 586.05
1 2014 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 470.79
1 2013   10m Platform  
2 2013 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 514.10
1 2013 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 458.64
1 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 486.05
1 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 482.43
2 2013 San Juan, PUR 10m Platform 515.95
1 2013 San Juan, PUR 10m Platform Synchro 444.24
2 2012   10m Platform  
1 2012 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform 525.10
1 2012 Bolzano, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 438.24
24 2011   10m Platform  
4 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 512.60
  2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 466.47 DSQ
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 477.80
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 10m Platform 579.10
2 2014 Incheon, KOR 10m Platform 526.95
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019   10m Platform  
1 2019 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 573.60
2 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 537.60
1 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 10m Platform 586.20
1 2018   10m Platform  
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 539.55
2 2018 Fuji, JPN 10m Platform 524.10
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 581.60
2 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 551.40
1 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 472.11
1 2015   10m Platform  
1 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 587.40
3 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 563.90
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 551.95
2 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform 518.75
1 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform 570.05
1 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 433.50
1 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 567.25
7 2014   10m Platform  
1 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform 616.50
1 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 479.13
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 557.80
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 444.66