Cao Yuan at the 2016 Olympics
|Born||7 February 1995|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Event(s)||3 m,10m,3m&10m synchro|
His life motto is "Go your own way and see your own scenery. Be calm for life's ups and downs."
Cao Yuan is the only diver in history to win 3 gold medals in a single World Diving Series event by winning gold medals in 3m synchro, 10m synchro, and 10m individual events of the 2014 World Diving Series in Canada.
Cao Yuan together with Yue Lin are the only divers to ever win two World Series gold medals on the same day of the competition by winning the 3m synchro and 10m synchro events on May 30, 2014.
In 2014, he was named the Male Diver of the Year by the International Swimming Federation (FINA). He also received the May 4th Youth Medal of Beijing in the People's Republic of China the same year.
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