China names lineup for FINA Diving World Cup

11:26, May 11, 2010      

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Chen Ruolin, Wu Minxia and other three Olympic champions will spearhead China's diving team to compete in the upcoming FINA Diving World Cup to be kicked off from June 2-6 in Changzhou, China.

China named on Tuesday its 14-member line-up, which is mixed of Olympic winners and World Cup debutants.

In the women's springboard, two-time synchro Olympic champion Wu Minxia will lead 1m world champion He Zi to compete in both individual and synchro.

Chen Ruolin, double winner at the Beijing Olympic Games, will show up in the women's 10m platform together with 14-year-old Hu Yadan. Chen will pair with Wang Hao to vie for the synchro victory.

He Chong, men's 3m springboard winner in the Beijing Olympic Games, has suffered from his knee injury for a long time. He will focus on the single event in Changzhou while Qin Kai, former world champion and synchro Olympic champion, will compete in both events. His synchro partner is Zhang Xinhua.

Huo Liang, Olympic gold medalist on the 10m synchro, will turn to individual 10m with Qiu Bo. Zhang Yanquan/Cao Yuan compete in the synchro.

Zhou Jihong, team leader of the China's national team, said: "We are sending a mixed team of experienced and young divers. We are in great pressure since our rivals are much stronger than ever before."

Following are the name-list:

Women's springboard: Wu Minxia, He Zi, Wu Minxia/He Zi, Substitute: Wang Han;

Women's platform: Chen Ruolin, Hu Yadan, Chen Ruolin/Wang Hao, Substitute: Wang Xin;

Men's springboard: He Chong, Qin Kai, Qin Kai/Zhang Xinhua;

Men's platform: Huo Liang, Qiu Bo, Zhang Yanquan/Cao Yuan.



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