Chen Aisen

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Chen Aisen
Diving at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's synchronized 10 metre platform 3.jpg
Chen Aisen and Lin Yue at the Rio Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born (1995-10-22) 22 October 1995 (age 22)
Guangzhou, China
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Country  China
Sport Diving
Event(s) 10 m, 10 m synchro

Chen Aisen (simplified Chinese: 陈艾森; traditional Chinese: 陳艾森; pinyin: Chén Àisēn, born 22 October 1995) is a Chinese diver. He is a double gold medal winner at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He won gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform competition with diving partner Lin Yue, as well as gold in the men's individual 10m platform.[1]

Early life[edit]

Chen was born in Guangzhou, China. He started diving while he was at primary school, selected for his potential in diving. He studied at Jinan University in Guangzhou.[2]

Diving career[edit]

Chen Aisen and Zhang Yanquan at the 2009 East Asian Games

In 2009, Chen won a gold medal in the men's 10m synchronized event at the East Asian Games with his partner Zhang Yanquan. Chen was at the age of 14.[3] In the next several years, Chen competed in the FINA Diving Grand Prix competitions and won an assortment of medals.[4] In 2014, Chen and Zhang won the 10m synchro event at the Asian Championships.[5]

Olympic Games[edit]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Chen and Lin won the gold medal in the 10m synchro event with an overall score of 496.98. He also won the gold medal in the 10m platform event with a score of 585.30. His victory marks the first time China had won the Olympic gold in the men's 10m platform since the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens.[6] Later that year, FINA named Chen as the Male Diver of the Year.[7]

World Championships[edit]

In 2015, Chen was partnered with Lin when they won the 10m synchro event at the World Championships in Kazan. Their overall score was 495.72.[8] In 2017, Chen won another gold medal in the 10m synchro event with his new partner, Yang Hao. He also received the silver medal in the individual 10m platform event, which was won by British diver Tom Daley.[9]

World Cup[edit]

At the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup, Chen won the gold medal in the 10m synchro competition and the silver medal in the 10m platform competition.[10]

World Series[edit]

During the 2013 FINA Diving World Series, Chen won three gold medals in the 10m synchro events with Lin in the Moscow, Dubai, and Beijing legs.[10] He was also the silver medal winner in the individual events in Beijing and Dubai.[11] In 2014, Chen teamed up with Yang Jian to win one gold medal and one silver medal in the 10m synchro event.[12]

Chen was partnered with Lin in 2015. They won a total of five gold medals in the 10m synchro events. During the following year, the two of them won the 10m synchro competitions in all four legs. Chen also competed in the 10m platform events, where he won three gold medals and one silver medal. He achieved a higher score than fellow Chinese diver Qiu Bo in three of the legs.[10]

In 2017, Chen won multiple gold medals in the 10m platform and 10m synchro events. In the Guangzhou leg, Chen achieved an overall score of 601.15, which made him the fifth diver in history to collect over 600 points on the platform after Lin, Qiu, Yang, and Cao Yuan.[13]

Competitive history[edit]

2013
Competition

[14]

Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m platform final 551.55 2nd
Men 10m synchro final 493.47 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Dubai Men 10m platform final 571.60 2nd
Men 10m synchro final 490.95 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Moscow Men 10m platform final 514.25 3rd
Men 10m synchro final 471.18 1st
2014
Competition

[14]

Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - London Men 10m platform final 553.25 2nd
Men 10m synchro final 479.13 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Moscow Men 10m platform final 563.30 1st
Men 10m synchro final 444.66 2nd
2015
Competition

[14]

Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m synchro final 486.75 1st
Mixed 10m synchro final 330.00 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Dubai Men 10m synchro final 484.23 1st
Mixed 10m synchro final 338.40 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Kazan Men 10m synchro final 462.78 1st
FINA Diving World Series - London Men 10m synchro final 474.84 1st
16th World Aquatics Championships Men 10m synchro final 495.72 1st
2016
Competition

[14]

Event Score Rank
20th FINA Diving World Cup Men 10m platform final 534.25 2nd
Men 10m synchro final 456.00 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m platform final 572.40 1st
Men 10m synchro final 477.15 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Dubai Men 10m platform final 569.15 2nd
Men 10m synchro final 466.50 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Windsor Men 10m platform final 590.15 1st
Men 10m synchro final 482.01 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Kazan Men 10m platform final 572.40 1st
Men 10m synchro final 485.67 1st
2016 Summer Olympics Men 10m platform final 585.30 1st
Men 10m synchro final 496.98 1st
2017
Competition

[14]

Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m platform final 556.25 1st
Men 10m synchro final 488.85 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Guangzhou Men 10m platform final 601.15 1st
Men 10m synchro final 463.71 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Kazan Men 10m platform final 580.60 1st
Men 10m synchro final 462.57 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Windsor Men 10m platform final 569.10 1st
Men 10m synchro final 477.84 1st
17th World Aquatics Championships Men 10m platform final 585.25 2nd
Men 10m synchro final 498.48 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goh, Brenda. "Chen Aisen wins gold for China in men's 10 meter platform". Reuters. 
  2. ^ "Chen Aisen". FINA. 
  3. ^ "Liu Xiang "conquers" in 13.66 seconds". news.gov.hk. 12 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "China Dominates FINA Diving Grand Prix Stop in Kuala Lumpur". Swimming World News. 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  5. ^ "China's pool domination continues". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  6. ^ 相镔. "China's Chen Aisen wins gold in men's 10m platform - China.org.cn". www.china.org.cn. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Chen Aisen, the king of the 10m platform | fina.org - Official FINA website". www.fina.org. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Men's 10m Synchro Platform Detailed Results". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  9. ^ "World Aquatics Championships: Tom Daley wins gold in 10m platform". BBC Sport. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
  10. ^ a b c Gu, Rachel (19 August 2016). "China's Chen Aisen is diving's biggest wild card". ESPN. 
  11. ^ "Asian Games: Lin Dan Grabs Badminton Gold, Kuwait Win Coin Toss". NDTV. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Chen and Yang win debut gold in London". Swimming.org. 25 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Olympic champion Chen joins "600+ club" to capture platform title in Guangzhou". Xinhua. 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Results | fina.org - Official FINA website". www.fina.org. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 

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