Lü Wei (diver)

Lü Wei (Chinese: 吕伟; pinyin: Lǚ Wĕi, 1966 – 9 May 1990[2]) was a Chinese diver who competed in women's 10-metre platform.

Lü Wei
Lü Wei pic.jpg
Personal information
Yangzhou,[1] Jiangsu, China
DiedMay 9, 1990(1990-05-09) (aged 23–24)
Beijing, China
Event(s)10 m


She was the gold medalist at the 1982 Asian Games, 1983 Summer Universiade, 1985 Summer Universiade, 1986 Asian Games, and 1987 Summer Universiade.[1]

She missed the 1984 Summer Olympics due to an injury. (Her replacement Zhou Jihong won the Olympic gold medal.[3])


Lü Wei was murdered in 1990 along with her friend, Peking opera artist Xun Linglai, in Xun's home. Lü was then working for the sports bureau in her hometown of Yangzhou, and was on a business trip to Beijing, where Xun lived.[4] The case remains unsolved.

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  1. ^ a b c Wang Hongyu, ed. (1995). 江苏巾帼名人选编 (in Chinese). Jiangsu Science and Technology Publishing House.
  2. ^ "荀令莱". bytravel.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  3. ^ E Junda; Tian, Yushuo (2008). 《英雄》中国历届奥运冠军肖像 (in Chinese). Jilin Art Publishing House.
  4. ^ "病故坠亡 被杀自杀--清明追忆逝去的中国世界冠军" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. 7 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2020.