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Yue
Lin
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 July 1991
Height
164 cm
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Cantonese, Mandarin
Higher education
Journalism - Renmin University of China: Beijing, CHN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began gymnastics training at age five. He switched to diving at age eight in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Diving is popular where he grew up in the province of Guangdong in the People's Republic of China. He was then selected by a coach to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Beijing: China
Name of coach
Wang Xiaosong [club], CHN

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2008 and 2016 Olympic Games. (Weibo profile, 19 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (2016.qq.com, 10 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Chinese diver Gao Min. (2016.qq.com, 10 Aug 2016)
Injuries
He cut his foot and required 11 stitches ahead of the 2013 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (sports.sina.com.cn, 26 Aug 2013)

In 2011 he sustained an injury which affected his training for two years. He participated mainly in events held in People's Republic of China during this time. (sohu.com, 10 Aug 2016; sports.ifeng.com, 12 Sep 2016)

In 2010 he sustained an injury to his waist during training and spent a month bed-bound recovering. (sohu.com, 10 Aug 2016)

In 2008 he sustained injuries to his waist and abdominal muscles which affected his training following his participation at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. For a short time he withdrew from the Chinese national diving team. (sports.ifeng.com, 12 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard to realise your dreams." (Weibo profile, 19 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received a Medal of Honour for Sport from the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 28 Dec 2016)
Other information
OVERCOMING INJURIES
His injuries in 2008 and 2011 both led him to consider retirement from sport. "Every setback I experience I think back to 2008, because I think that period of time was my most difficult. So each time I experience difficulties, I think back to that earliest circumstance, and know that I can get through it." (sohu.com, 10 Aug 2016; sports.ifeng.com, 12 Sep 2016)

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