Qin Kai (diver)

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Qin Kai
Qin Kai.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born (1986-01-31) January 31, 1986 (age 31)
Xi'an, Shaanxi
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Spouse(s) He Zi
Sport
Sport Diving
Event(s) 3 m, 3 m synchro
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Qin.

Qin Kai (simplified Chinese: 秦凯; traditional Chinese: 秦凱; pinyin: Qín Kǎi; born January 31, 1986) is a Chinese athlete who competes in diving.[1] He competed for Team China at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London,[2] and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Career[edit]

Cao Yuan and Qin Kai at the 2016 Olympics

At the 2001 World Junior Championships, he won the gold on the 3m Springboard and the silver medal on the Platform. At the 2006 National Championships, he won the silver medal on the springboard. At the 2006 World Cup, he won the gold on the 3m springboard. At the 2007 World Championships, he won the gold on the springboard and in the synchro springboard. At the 2008 World Cup, he won the gold in the 3m Synchro Springboard.

He is the 2008 Olympic Champion on the 3m Synchronized Springboard with Wang Feng and won bronze in the Men's 3m Springboard.

In 2009, he again won the 3m Synchronized Springboard with Wang Feng at the World Championships in Rome.[3] He also won the individual gold at the 1m Springboard at the same championships.[4]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he again competed in the men's 3 m synchronised springboard and the men's individual 3 m springboard. He retained his synchronised springboard title, this time with Luo Yutong, and won the silver medal in the individual event.[2]

In 2013, he won gold with He Chong at the men's 3m synchro springboard World Championships in Barcelona.[5]

In 2015, he partnered with Cao Yuan on the men's 3m synchro springboard at the World Championships in Kazan and won gold.[6]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Qin won bronze in 3m synchronized dive with Cao Yuan.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Qin Kai proposed to fellow diver and girlfriend of 6 years He Zi, right after she won silver in the women's 3m individual springboard at the Rio Olympics.[8]

Accolades[edit]

In 2011, Qin was name Top Ten Athlete of Shanxi province. In 2012, he was awarded the May 1st Labour Medal in the People's Republic of China.[9]

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