Wu Minxia

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Not to be confused with Fu Mingxia, another Chinese diver.
Wu Minxia
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Personal information
Nationality  China
Born (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 28)
Shanghai
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
Sport Diving
Event(s) 1 m, 3 m, 3 m synchro
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wu.

Wu Minxia (simplified Chinese: 吴敏霞; traditional Chinese: 吳敏霞; pinyin: Wú Mǐnxiá; born 10 November 1985 in Shanghai) is a female diver from the People's Republic of China and first woman to win gold medal in a diving event in three consecutive Olympic Games.

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Wu represented China at the 2004 Summer Olympics, earning a gold medal in the 3 metre women's synchronized springboard along with Guo Jingjing before winning a silver medal in the 3 metre women's springboard, coming in second place behind Guo Jingjing.

Wu represented China at the 2008 Summer Olympics, earning a gold medal in the 3 metre women's synchronized springboard along with Guo Jingjing before winning a bronze medal in the 3 metre women's springboard, coming in third place behind Guo and Russian Julia Pakhalina. After Guo Jingjing's retirement, she participated in synchronized events with He Zi.

Wu represented China at the 2012 Summer Olympics, earning a gold medal in the 3 metre women's synchronized springboard[1] along with He Zi, becoming the first woman to win gold medal in a diving event in three consecutive Olympic Games.[2] She won the 3 metre springboard gold medal as well. After the 3 metre springboard competition, it was revealed that her parents withheld information that her grandmother died a year before, and that her mother had cancer. Her father said he misled her to keep her focused on training. The news drew criticism from China.[3]

By winning the 3m synchronized springboard event at the 2013 World Championships with new partner Shi Tingmao, Wu became the first person to win six gold medals in a synchronized event.[4]

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Awards
Preceded by
China Chen Ruolin
FINA Female Diver of the Year
2011, 2012
Succeeded by
China He Zi