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Tingmao
Shi
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
31 August 1991
Height
159 cm
Weight
52 kg
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Sport Studies - Southwestern University: Chongqing, CHN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began professional training in 2003 in Chongqing, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was noticed by a gymnastics coach when she was in kindergarten and then she turned to diving after practising gymnastics for five years.
Club / Team
Chongqing: China
Name of coach
Liu Ben [national], CHN

International Debut

Year
2010
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (sports.163.com, 16 Aug 2015)
Injuries
She has suffered from shoulder injuries during her career. (cq.qq.com, 26 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2016 she was named the Female Diver of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (fina.org, 19 Mar 2016; 04 Dec 2016)

In 2010 she was received the Sports Medal of Honour from the General Administration of Sport of the People's Republic of China. (cq.cqnews.net, 12 Jan 2012)
Other information
ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
In September 2017 she was appointed to the International Swimming Federation [FINA] Athletes Committee. She was also appointed to the FINA Technical Diving Committee. (fina.org, 20 Sep 2017)

NATIONAL FIRST
In 2011 she became the first Chinese diver to become world champion without being part of the national team's training programme. Her training had been done at her local club prior to the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (news.163.com, 24 Oct 2012)

NAME CHANGE
Her father changed her name from Shi Tingting at age nine. He removed the second 'ting' as in Chinese it means stagnation. He added 'mao' on the end of her name as it is an uncommon word that means hard work. (sports.qq.com, 23 Nov 2009)