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Huixia
Liu
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 November 1997
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2004 at a diving school in Wuhan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She took up gymnastics at age three to improve her health. She was then encouraged to try diving by her gymnastics coach.
Name of coach
Ren Shaofen, CHN

General Interest

Hobbies
Travelling, watching cartoons. (Weibo profile, 11 Mar 2018; dx.cnhubei.com, 10 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold with partner Chen Ruolin in the women's 10m synchronised platform at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news.cnhubei.com, 09 Jan 2017)
Most influential person in career
Chinese diver Chen Ruolin. (chinanews.com, 01 Oct 2014)
Hero / Idol
Chinese actor Yang Shuo. (dx.cnhubei.com, 10 Aug 2016)
Injuries
In 2015 she sustained an injury to her shoulder during training to prepare for the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. She still carried on training but her back movements did not recover and she was unable to participate in the competition. (sports.qq.com, 16 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she was named the Female Diver of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (globaltimes.cn, 02 Dec 2014)

In 2014 she was named an International Elite Athlete by the General Administration of Sport of the People's Republic of China. (jsdj.sport.gov.cn, 17 Jan 2014)