Lin Yue

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Lin Yue
Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born (1991-07-24) July 24, 1991 (age 25)
Chaozhou, Guangdong
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Sport
Sport Diving
Event(s) 10 m, 10 m synchro
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Lin.

Lin Yue (simplified Chinese: 林跃; traditional Chinese: 林躍; pinyin: Lín Yuè); born July 24, 1991 in Chaozhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese diver and a double Olympic gold medal winner.[1][2] He competed for Team China in Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and won gold with Huo Liang in the Men's synchronized 10 metre platform. He also won gold in the same event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio with Chen Aisen.[3]

Chen Aisen and Lin Yue at the Rio Olympics

Background[edit]

Lin Yue started diving when he was little, training in a sporting school in his hometown, with a coach named Li Huansen (李焕森). In the following 5 years, he went to Guangdong Provincial Weilun Sporting School (广东省伟伦体育学校), under instructor Cao Ke (曹科). In the year 2004, he was selected in the Beijing Diving team. His current coach is Zhong Shaozhen(钟少珍).

Major achievements[edit]

He claimed the bronze medal in the 2007 World Aquatics Championships. He claimed the gold medal at the 2008 World Cup - 10m platform synchro. He won gold medals in the Men's synchronized 10m platform at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2009 ROMA FINA World Championships, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He became the first diver to win a second Olympic gold medal in this event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 team". china.olympic.cn. 
  2. ^ "China wins second diving gold medal of Rio Games". China Daily. 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (8 August 2016). "Chinese pair Chen Aisen and Lin Yue take 10m synchro gold ahead of USA and Great Britain". Rio 2016.