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Olympic Star to Lead Chinese Diving at World Championships
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Athens Olympic champion Guo Jingjing is set to lead a 14-member Chinese diving squad headed for the 12th FINA World Championships, The Chinese swimming association announced in Jinan on Wednesday.

The competition will be held from March 17-April 1 in Melbourne, Australia.

In addition to two-time Olympic gold winner Guo, Athens Olympic medalists Wu Minxia and Li Ting were also featured in the line-up. However, fellow Olympic champions Peng Bo, Hu Jia, and Yang Jinghui were all sidelined due to injuries.

At the event, Guo will pair up Wu Minxia rather than Li Ting in the women's three-meter springboard synchronized event. While Guo and Wu both earned gold at the Athens Olympics they were competing separately at the time. Guo won the gold with Li at last world championships in Montreal, Canada two years ago.

The 12th FINA World Championships will involve five disciplines: Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, and Synchronized Swimming. An estimated 2000 athletes from as many as 175 countries will compete at the water fest.

Following is the Chinese diving team roaster for the 2007 FINA World Championships:


Luo Yutong (one meter springboard)

He Chong (one meter springboard, three meter springboard)

Qin Kai (three meter springboard, three meter springboard synchronized)

Wang Feng (three meter springboard synchronized)

Lin Yue (platform, platform synchronized)

Zhou Luxin (platform)

Huo Liang (platform synchronized)


He Zi (one meter springboard)

Li Ting (one meter springboard)

Guo Jingjing (three meter springboard, three meter springboard synchronized)

Wu Minxia (three meter springboard, three meter springboard synchronized)

Wang Bin (platform)

Chen Ruolin (platform, platform synchronized)

Jia Tong (platform synchronized)

(Xinhua News Agency March 1, 2007)

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