HomeNewsChinese Second-Youngest Gold Medalist in Diving

Chinese Second-Youngest Gold Medalist in Diving


Tokyo, 6 August 2021 (TDI): China secured another Olympic 2020 gold medal in the final of women’s diving 10m platform at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It was China’s 33rd gold medal after the 14-year-old diver, Quan Hongchan, won the diving competition. She got perfect 10s for her 2nd and 4th dives from all the 7 judges of the game and turned out to be the second-youngest Olympic athlete from China to win a gold medal; the first youngest Chinese Olympic gold medalist to win the 10m platform diving was a 13-year-old, in 1992.

The first two positions in the competition were taken by China and the third by Australia. After producing perfect 10s dives, Quan finished on 466.20 points and won the gold medal. The bronze medal winner, Chen Yuxi, scored 425.40 points. The third position holder was Australian Melissa Wu who finished on 371.40 points and took the bronze medal.

People are calling Quan’s performance one of the best performances in Olympic diving history. She shared the support behind her that led to her win. She said her parents encouraged her to go for dives freely without the pressure of winning medals.

Chen, also a Chinese competitor, on securing 2nd position expressed her feelings. She said that the silver medal is also an achievement and she hoped to be in the next Olympics. The bronze medal holder in women’s 10s diving, Melissa Wu, showed sports ethics by saying that she was happy to see the performance of Chinese divers and always learned from them.

The Diplomatic Insight, Pakistan's premier Public Diplomacy Magazine, has been at the forefront of promoting Peace Through Informed Dialogue since its inception in 2009. With both print and electronic versions, this decade-old media house is offering research, analysis, and public diplomacy outreach to clients in Pakistan and across the globe. TDI is now offering Amazon Kindle Self Publishing Services to diplomats, ambassadors, political leaders, academicians, and other civil society leaders to be the next best-seller authors. With access to 11 global markets and the option to translate your work into 11 languages, you can reach up to 300 million readers worldwide and unlock your personal and country branding.


UN Secretary-General highlights Global Funding Crisis at 78th Session of UNGA

New York, 21 September 2023 (TDI): At the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Secretary-General of the UN, Antonio Guterres highlighted...

Prime Minister of Pakistan addresses SDG Summit at UNGA

New York, 21 September 2023 (TDI): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar of Pakistan participated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit Leader's Dialogue on the...

António Guterres calls for immediate Climate Action

New York, 21 September 2023 (TDI): United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres addressed the Climate Ambition Summit in New York on September 20, 2023, outlining...

EU commits €140 in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

New York, 21 September 2023 (TDI): The European Union (EU) committed €140 million in humanitarian aid to Afghan people, specifically focusing on women and girls'...

Follow us


Most Popular