|Ni Jia (first from left) trains for 3 meter platform diving with teammates on July 26th.|
There are 11 young athletes in the diving team of Fengqiao Elementary School in Ma 'anshan, Anhui province. The oldest among these athletes is 11 years old, the youngest 8 - all of them from rural areas. Since the diving stadium of Ma 'anshan is still under construction, Coach Hu Qijun has rented the training place which belongs to the diving team of Anhui for these young athletes to train. In the past two years, in order to guarantee the quality of the training, Hu has had his retired wife take care of the young athletes’ daily life, while he and his daughter, who has just retired from the diving team of Anhui, take responsibilities for the training. From 2012 to 2013, the diving team of Fengqiao successively won the first place in the Children's Diving Championship of Anhui. This summer, 11 young diving athletes are devoting themselves into the training for the 13th Sports Meet of Anhui Province, fighting for their own dreams.
This article is edited and translated from 《跳水少年的逐梦之旅》， source: Xinhuanet