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Bo
Qiu
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
31 January 1993
Height
165 cm
Weight
62 kg
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving in 2000 in Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was scouted by coaches from the provincial diving team, having previously practised trampolining.
Club / Team
Sichuan Province: China
Name of coach
Yang Qiang [club], CHN

General Interest

Hobbies
Singing, surfing the internet, listening to music. (Weibo profile, 26 Jul 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals at the 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championships. (sports.163.com, 16 Aug 2015)
Injuries
In 2016 he sustained an injury to his waist area. (sports.qq.com, 25 Jun 2016)

He injured his shoulder during the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (sports.21cn.com, 26 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Persisting in your dream is hard, but if it's not hard then it will not be sweet in return." (sports.sina.com.cn, 20 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2011 he was named Male Diver of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (cpc.people.com.cn, 08 Jan 2014)
Other information
TOUGH TIMES
In 2002 his family struggled to pay the fees required for him to continue diving. With the help of his grandmother and uncle, he was able to find the money needed to continue in the sport. However, he contemplated quitting to ease the burden on his family. His coach convinced him to continue diving and used his own money to support his development. (2012.sina.com.cn, 13 Aug 2012; bjd.com.cn, 12 Aug 2012)