Chen Xiaoxia

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Chen Xiaoxia
Personal information
Nationality  China
Born (1962-10-08) October 8, 1962 (age 56)
Dongguan, Guangdong
Sport
Sport Diving
Event(s) 3 m, 10 m

Chen Xiaoxia (Chinese: 陈肖霞; October 8, 1962) is a former female Chinese diver.

Chen was born in Dongguan, Guangdong Province. She started diving training in 1973, and was recruited into Guangdong provincial team in the next year. In 1976, she won a 2nd place in national competition, and was admitted into Chinese national team in the following year. In 1978, Chen competed at Asian Games and won a gold medal in women's platform.

She claimed platform champion at 1979 Universiade, thus became China's first world champion in diving. From late 1970s to early 1980s, Chen claimed most world champions in women's platform diving. However, due to China's boycott to 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, Chen didn't win Olympic champion in the climax of her career. Four years later, Chen competed at 1984 Olympic Games, and claimed the 4th place. She retired after that.

References[edit]

Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Chen Xiaoxia". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 May 2010.