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Ruolin
Chen
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 December 1992
Height
160 cm
Weight
49 kg
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Business Administration - Renmin University of China: Beijing, CHN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age four at the Nantong City Children's Amateur Sports School in the People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her grandparents took her to swimming lessons to improve her health. The diving coach Gao Feng, who was a friend of her father, suggested she take up diving.

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Changshu, CHN

General Interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies, painting. (sports.qq.com, 28 Jul 2015; renwu.hexun.com, 26 Oct 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five Olympic gold medals. (sports.sohu.com, 20 Oct 2016)
Hero / Idol
Chinese divers Guo Jingjing and Fu Mingxia. (2012.qq.com, 01 Aug 2012)
Injuries
She was troubled by a neck injury in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sports.sohu.com, 20 Oct 2016)

In 2013 she was troubled by injuries to her shoulder and waist area. (sports.sina.com.cn, 24 Aug 2013)

In late 2004 she fractured her elbow during training. (news.sports.cn, 28 Sep 2008)

In 1999 she dislocated her right elbow after colliding with a teammate during an indoor training session. (data.sports.163.com, 24 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fate is like the palm print, no matter how circuitous it is, you must take it in the hand." (t.qq.com, 26 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
She was chosen to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. (nanjing2014.org, 16 Aug 2014)

She was named the 2012 Female Diver of the Year by Swimming World Magazine. (news.xinhuanet.com, 03 Dec 2012)

She was named 2010 Female Diver of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (FINA, 07 Jan 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In October 2016 she announced her retirement from the sport due to a problematic neck injury. (sports.sohu.com, 20 Oct 2016)