Olympic champion diver Guo Jingjing will lead a group of elite to compete in the Chinese Diving Championships, which served as one of the Olympic trials, to be held in Yantai, Shandong province from Sept. 21-26.
During the six-day meet, 14 events as in men's and women's 1 and 3 meters springboard, 10m platform and synchro as well as the all-around and team competition will be contest among 350 divers.
As the grand slam winner at the World Cup, the World Championships and the Olympic Games, Guo has no exception to show up at the national championships.
She just completed a hat-trick of gold double at the newly-invented World Series by winning both women's 3m springboard and synchro in three stops.
Guo, 26, currently the eldest women athlete in the Chinese diving history, said: "I need to vie for the Olympic berth from every trail, by my own performance, not by my previous reputation."
Guo will compete in her favorite springboard, where she will face the challenges from her Olympic synchro partner Wu Minxia, world champion Li Ting and newcomer He Zi.
Absent from the national contests for nearly one year, Hu Jia and Peng Bo, the gold medalists in the men's 10m platform and springboard at the Athens Olympic Games, will stage a strong comeback at Yantai.
Other Olympic champions, including women's 10m platform synchro winners Li Ting and Lao Lishi and world champions Qin Kai, Lin Yue and Huo Liang will also show up at the national trial.