Chen Ruolin

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Chen Ruolin
Chen Ruolin.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 25)
Nantong, Jiangsu
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 47 kg (104 lb)[1]
Sport Diving
Event(s) 10 m, 10 m synchro
Coached by Ren Shaofen

Chen Ruolin (simplified Chinese: 陈若琳; traditional Chinese: 陳若琳; pinyin: Chén Ruòlín; born 12 December 1992 in Nantong, Jiangsu) is a female diver, she won the champion of synchronized 10 metre platform diving with her partner Liu Huixia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


She won the gold medals in the women's 10m platform and 10m synchronized platform at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing for Team China, then duplicated the double gold performance at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

In 2011 World Aquatics Championships held in Shanghai, Chen won two gold medals for Women's 10 m platform and Women's 10 m synchro platform (partnering Wang Hao). She became the first Chinese female diver who claimed all the gold medals in women's platform events in Olympic Games, World Cup and World Championships.

In 2014, she lit the torch at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre.

In the 2016 Summer Olympics she won her fifth Olympic gold medal at the 10m synchronised event and became only the third Chinese athlete to win 5 Olympic gold medals. In October 2016 Chen announced her retirement from diving due to a neck injury.

Performance Timeline[edit]

Women's 10 m platform[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR
Olympics NH G Not Held G Not Held 2 / 2
World Championships S NH S NH G NH S NH A 1 / 4
FINA Diving World Cup NH G NH S NH G NH A NH 2 / 3

Women's 10 m synchro platform[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR
Olympics NH G Not Held G Not Held G 3 / 3
World Championships NH G NH G NH G NH G NH G NH 5 / 5
FINA Diving World Cup G NH G NH G NH G NH G NH G 6 / 6


Preceded by
First award
FINA Diver of the Year
Succeeded by
China Wu Minxia
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Egon Zimmermann &
Franz Klammer
Final Youth Olympic torchbearer
Nanjing 2014
Succeeded by
Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
Preceded by
Darren Choy
Final Summer Youth Olympic torchbearer
Nanjing 2014
Succeeded by
TBA 2018