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Qiu Bo (Chinese: 邱波; pinyin: Qiū Bō; born 31 January 1993) is a Chinese diver. He won the silver medal in the 10 metre platform event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] He is also a four-time world champion at the World Aquatics Championships, winning consecutively in the 10m platform events in 2011, 2013 and 2015, and winning the 10m synchro event in 2011.[1]

Qiu Bo
Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born (1993-01-31) 31 January 1993 (age 24)[1]
Neijiang, Sichuan
Height 162 cm (5 ft 4 in))[1]
Weight 59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)[1]
Sport
Country  China
Sport Diving
Event(s) 10 m, 10 m synchro

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Neijiang, Sichuan, Qiu started diving at the age of 7.[3] His diving career began when a coach spotted him bouncing on a trampoline and drafted him into a state sports school.[4] In 2002, Qiu considered quitting the sport when his family could no longer afford his schooling. His coach convinced him to continue and used his own money to finance Qiu's development.[1]

Diving careerEdit

Qiu is part of the China National Diving Team since 2008.[5] During the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, he won a pair of gold medals in both the 3m springboard and 10m platform competitions.[3][6] In the 2011 FINA Diving World Series, Qiu achieved his career high with a historic score of 609.20 in the 10m platform event, where he received 25 perfect 10s from the judges.[7] He also became the first diver in history to surpass 600 points in an international competition since the regulation was introduced.[8][9] Later that year, FINA named Qiu as the Male Diver of the Year.[10] In the 2015 FINA Diving World Series, Qiu broke his previous record and achieved a new personal best with a score of 612.75.[11]

Olympic GamesEdit

Qiu competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics and received a silver medal in the 10 metre platform competition. Despite ranking first in the preliminary round and the semifinals, he ultimately placed second behind American diver David Boudia during the finals.[2] His final score of 566.85 was just 1.8 points behind Boudia's 568.65.[12]

Four years later, Qiu competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 10 metre platform competition. Despite ranking second in the preliminary round and the semifinals, he had misses in two of his dives and ultimately placed sixth behind Chinese diver Chen Aisen in the finals.[13] Qiu accumulated a final score of 488.20, including a third dive that received 10s from all seven judges.[14]

World ChampionshipsEdit

Qiu rose to prominence during the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, where he won a silver medal in the 10 metre platform event. In 2011, he won gold medals in both the 10m individual event and the 10m synchro event with his partner Huo Liang. In 2013, Qiu continued his victorious streak by winning another gold medal in the 10m platform competition.[15] Two years later, he repeated his success and won his third consecutive gold medal during the 2015 World Aquatics Championships. Qiu and American diver Greg Louganis are the only men to win the world championship title at this event for three successive times.[16] In 2017, Qiu only participated in the mixed team event, where he came in sixth place.[17]

Diving World CupEdit

Qiu competed in the 10m platform event at the FINA Diving World Cup on four occasions, achieving a podium finish every time. He won a gold medal in the years 2012 and 2016.[18][19] He also won a silver medal in 2014, along with a bronze medal in 2010.[20][21]

Competitive historyEdit

2009
Competition

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Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Doha Men 10m platform final 544.90 3rd
FINA Diving World Series - Changzhou Men 10m platform final 542.25 2nd
FINA Diving World Series - Sheffield Men 10m platform final 540.50 3rd
FINA Diving World Series - Mexico City Men 10m platform semifinal 482.95 5th
13th World Aquatics Championships Men 10m platform final 532.20 2nd
2010
Competition

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Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Qingdao Men 10m platform final 588.20 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Veracruz #1 Men 10m platform final 557.60 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Veracruz #2 Men 10m platform final 584.25 1st
17th FINA Diving World Cup Men 10m platform final 554.70 3rd
2011
Competition

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Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Moscow Men 10m platform final 607.60 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m platform final 609.20 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Sheffield Men 10m platform final 586.55 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Guanajuato Men 10m platform final 582.45 1st
14th World Aquatics Championships Men 10m platform final 585.45 1st
Men 10m synchro final 477.96 1st
2012
Competition

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Event Score Rank
18th FINA Diving World Cup Men 10m platform final 574.90 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Dubai Men 10m platform final 569.25 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m platform final 566.50 1st
2012 Summer Olympics Men 10m platform final 566.85 2nd
2013
Competition

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Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Guadalajara #1 Men 10m platform final 550.40 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Guadalajara #2 Men 10m platform final 572.20 1st
15th World Aquatics Championships Men 10m platform final 581.00 1st
2014
Competition

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Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m platform final 534.05 2nd
FINA Diving World Series - Dubai Men 10m platform final 530.90 2nd
FINA Diving World Series - Windsor Men 10m platform final 557.80 2nd
FINA Diving World Series - Monterrey Men 10m platform final 583.95 1st
19th FINA Diving World Cup Men 10m platform final 528.50 2nd
17th Asian Games Men 10m platform final 576.40 1st
2015
Competition

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Event Score Rank
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m platform final 522.20 4th
FINA Diving World Series - Dubai Men 10m platform final 612.75 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Kazan Men 10m platform final 573.05 1st
FINA Diving World Series - London Men 10m platform final 506.60 3rd
16th World Aquatics Championships Men 10m platform final 587.00 1st
2016
Competition

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Event Score Rank
20th FINA Diving World Cup Men 10m platform final 557.75 1st
FINA Diving World Series - Beijing Men 10m platform final 564.40 2nd
FINA Diving World Series - Windsor Men 10m platform final 571.25 2nd
FINA Diving World Series - Kazan Men 10m platform final 554.00 3rd
2016 Summer Olympics Men 10m platform final 488.20 6th
2017
Competition

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Event Score Rank
17th World Aquatics Championships Mixed 3m & 10m team final 355.15 6th

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ a b Lutz, Rachel (2016-04-04). "Who is... Qiu Bo". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  4. ^ Beech, Hannah (2012-07-19). "China's Gold Standard". TIME. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  5. ^ Branigan, Tania (2012-07-16). "Qiu Bo: The China diver who stands between Tom Daley and glory". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  6. ^ "YOG Singapore 2010, Day 9: Bo Qiu earns second gold for China, Tom Daley (GBR) finishes ninth". Official FINA Website. FINA. 
  7. ^ Zhou, Xin (2011-03-26). "DWS 2011 - Beijing, Day 2: Qiu Bo perfect in the platform, completes China's total sweep". Official FINA Website. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  8. ^ "Qiu Bo profile". BBC Sport. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  9. ^ "Tom Daley sets his sights on individual gold". 2012-08-10. Retrieved 2016-04-18 – via West Morning News. 
  10. ^ "PR 72 - FINA selected this year's best in the five disciplines". Official FINA Website. 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  11. ^ "China's Qiu Bo perfect on way to winning the gold at Diving World Series". Sport360. 2015-03-21. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  12. ^ Rosen, Karen (2014-01-01). Great Moments in Olympic Swimming and Diving. ABDO Publishing. p. 51. ISBN 9781629686554. 
  13. ^ "Men's 10m Platform - Standings". Rio 2016 Olympics. Archived from the original on 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  14. ^ Stuhlbarg, Nate (2016-08-20). "Double gold for China's Chen; Boudia earns 10m bronze for USA". Retrieved 2016-08-20 – via NBC Olympics. 
  15. ^ "Qiu Bo beats Boudia for 2nd straight world gold". Associated Press. 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2016-04-18 – via Sportsnet.ca. 
  16. ^ Gilmour, Rod (2015-08-02). "China's Qiu equals Louganis record". Reuters. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  17. ^ Xinhua (2017-07-19). "Chinese duo fall short in mixed diving team event at the worlds". China Daily. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
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  20. ^ Xin, Zhou (2014-07-20). "Shanghai, Day 6: China's Yang Jian stuns favourite Qiu Bo in men's 10m". Official FINA Website. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  21. ^ Zhou, Xin (2010-06-06). "Changzhou 2010: Australia's Matthew Mitcham takes men's 10m platform title on last day". Official FINA Website. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
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