Lin Yue (simplified Chinese: 林跃; traditional Chinese: 林躍; pinyin: Lín Yuè; born July 24, 1991, in Chaozhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese diver and a double Olympic gold medal winner.[1][2] He competed for Team China in Diving at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and won gold with Huo Liang in the Men's synchronized 10 metre platform. He also won gold in the same event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio with Chen Aisen.[3]

Lin Yue
Personal information
NationalityChinese
Born (1991-07-24) July 24, 1991 (age 30)
Chaozhou, Guangdong
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Sport
SportDiving
Event(s)10 m, 10 m synchro
Chen Aisen and Lin Yue at the Rio Olympics

BackgroundEdit

Lin Yue started diving when he was little, training in a sporting school in his hometown, with a coach named Li Huansen (李焕森). In the following five years, he went to Guangdong Provincial Weilun Sporting School (广东省伟伦体育学校), under instructor Cao Ke (曹科). In the year 2004, he was selected in the Beijing Diving team. His current coach is Zhong Shaozhen(钟少珍).

Major achievementsEdit

He claimed the bronze medal in the 2007 World Aquatics Championships. He claimed the gold medal at the 2008 World Cup - 10m platform synchro. He won gold medals in the Men's synchronized 10m platform at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He became the first diver to win a second Olympic gold medal in this event.

He also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 10 metre platform event.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 team". china.olympic.cn.
  2. ^ "China wins second diving gold medal of Rio Games". China Daily. 9 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Chinese pair Chen Aisen and Lin Yue take 10m synchro gold ahead of USA and Great Britain". Rio 2016. Associated Press. 8 August 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Lin Yue Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 January 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2021.