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Tingting
Jiang
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
25 September 1986
Height
174 cm
Weight
53 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Chen Qi, one daughter
Residence
Chengdu, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Public Administration - Sichuan University: Chengdu, CHN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 1994 in Sichuan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her mother thought swimming would help strengthen her body, and she was noticed by an artistic swimming coach.
Club / Team
Sichuan Province: China
Name of coach
Zheng Jia [national], CHN

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Doha, QAT

General Interest

Nicknames
Little Twin [given to her by first coach Luo Xi] (todaysports.cn, 11 Mar 2008)
Hobbies
Running. (sports.people.com.cn, 02 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
Injuries
She was diagnosed with lung problems and had an operation following the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (2012.163.com, 11 Aug 2012; sports.sina.com.cn, 22 Jul 2009)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She likes to listen to music before competitions. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Winning comes from perseverance." (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
Awards and honours
She won the Sport Medal of Honour in 2010, awarded by the General Administration of Sport of China. (wccdaily.com.cn, 13 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Jiang Wenwen won medals in synchronised swimming at the Olympic Games in 2008 [bronze] and 2012 [silver], both in the team event. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Nov 2018; news.xinhuanet.com, 27 Jul 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sports.eastday.com, 24 Nov 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
She and her twin sister both retired in 2013, but made a comeback in 2015. (sports.eastday.com, 24 Nov 2017)

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