Han Zhidong

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Han Zhidong (born 29 July 1977 in Guangdong) is a male Chinese water polo player who was part of the gold medal winning team at the 2006 Asian Games. He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2010, as part of the china team, he competed in the 14th FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup, taking 11th place.[1]

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At the December 2006 Asian Games, Zhidong was rusheed to hospital after collapsing by the poolside during a clash his team encountered. He had just got out the water when he collapsed on a team bench and was thereafter taken to the Athletes Village Medical Centre. This incident happened with a 10-10 tie of the game.[2]


  1. ^ "14th FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup". Roman Water Polo Federation. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Water polo player collapses by poolside". The Star Online. Retrieved 28 May 2014.