Diving "Dream Team" 17 people compete for the 6 Olympic champions at the World Swimming Championships to train for Paris

  Following the Chinese swimming team, on the morning of June 9, the Chinese diving team also officially announced the list of entries for the 2022 World Swimming Championships to be held in Budapest later this month.

There are 17 members of the "Dream Team" on the expedition to Hungary, including 9 male athletes and 8 female athletes. There are 6 Olympic champions. The youngest is Quan Hongchan, a gold medalist in the women's 10-meter platform jumping at the Tokyo Olympics. This is her first time participating in a world championship and her second time participating in an international competition.

There are also a large number of newcomers in this list, mainly by participating in some non-Olympic events to gain experience and achieve the purpose of exercise.

  Diving team completes local exchange blood

  Will participate in all 13 competitions

  This is the second time that the Chinese diving team has participated in international competitions and even international competitions since the Tokyo Olympics. Due to the epidemic, the players have not had the opportunity to participate in overseas competitions since the Tokyo Olympics, and even domestic competitions have only participated in the past 9 The competition for the Shaanxi National Games in November.

At the last 2019 Gwangju World Championships, the Chinese diving team participated in all competitions except the mixed doubles 3-meter springboard and won 12 gold medals. Among them, four Olympic singles events all won the championship and runner-up, showing the absolute dominance.

Before the last event, the non-Olympic mixed doubles 3-meter springboard final, the Chinese team chose to give up strategically. Anyone with a discerning eye can see that this is leaving some room for players from other countries to win medals. The gold medal will also belong to the Chinese team.

  The World Championships still have 8 Olympic events and 5 non-Olympic events including men's and women's 1-meter springboard, mixed doubles 10-meter platform, mixed doubles 3-meter springboard, and mixed teams. The Chinese team will participate in all 13 competitions.

It can be seen from the expedition list that the Chinese diving team has completed a partial exchange. The Olympic champions of springboard and platform events have also left the team.

  The women's 3m springboard lineup has changed a lot

  "Veteran" has the advantage

  In this Chinese team going to Budapest, there are two Olympic gold medalists, Cao Yuan and Wang Zongyuan, and four women's Olympic champions, Quan Hongchan, Chen Yuxi, Zhang Jiaqi and Ren Qian. In addition to Akane, the other four are all new Tokyo Olympic gold medal winners, and they are all still very young and still have the world's top sports level and development potential.

  The biggest change in the lineup of the Chinese team in this World Championship is the women's 3-meter springboard. Due to the retirement of Shi Tingmao and Wang Han, the main players in this traditional advantageous project of the Chinese team have become Chen Yiwen born in 1999 and Chang Yani born in 2002.

In the Chinese women's team, the two are older players, which is determined by the characteristics of the springboard event. Compared with the teenage girls in the platform jumping event, Chen Yiwen and Chang Yani are undoubtedly more experienced and more experienced. Calm, whether Guo Jingjing, Wu Minxia, ​​or Shi Tingmao have left such an impression on people in the past.

Both had the experience of participating in the World Championships and both returned to Budapest.

  In 2017, Chen Yiwen won the fourth place in the women's 1-meter springboard final at the last World Championships in Budapest. Three years ago, she won the gold medal in this event at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. At last year's Shaanxi National Games, Chen Yiwen won the gold medal in this event. She won the championship in the women's 3-meter springboard final in the Olympic event and became the leader of the Chinese team in the event, the successor of Shi Tingmao.

Chang Yani worked with Shi Tingmao to win the gold medal in the women's doubles 3-meter springboard event as early as the 2017 World Championships, but it was only after the pair was split that Shi Tingmao's partner was replaced by Wang Han.

With these two "veterans" going out, the Chinese team still has an unshakable advantage in the women's basketball event.

  Cao Yuan's main attack project changed back to the springboard

  A number of young players in non-Olympic events played

  In addition, the women's 10-meter platform diving event has also attracted special attention.

The new duo of Quan Hongchan and Chen Yuxi, if there is no major accident, will bring back two gold medals for the Chinese team.

There is an internal suspense of winning gold in the single-person 10-meter platform diving event. Quan Hongchan became a "big hit" in the Tokyo Olympics and attracted worldwide attention, but facing developmental constraints and lack of experience in competitions, especially international competitions, this is her second times abroad.

Chen Yuxi is the defending champion of the women's platform of the World Championships. She has defeated Quan Hongchan twice in a row in the previous team test. She really wants to bring home two gold medals from Hungary.

Zhang Jiaqi, the women's 10-meter platform diving champion at the Tokyo Olympics, and Ren Qian, the women's 10-meter platform diving champion at the Rio Olympics, will also join the team this time. The two will compete in non-Olympic platform diving competitions.

  For the men's Olympic events 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform, the main attackers of the Chinese team for the World Championships have been replaced by Wang Zongyuan (the runner-up in the men's board and the champion in the men's doubles at the Tokyo Olympics), Yang Jian (the runner-up in the men's platform at the Tokyo Olympics), and the runner-up in the men's platform at the Tokyo Olympics. Junjie (Gwangju World Championships mixed doubles platform champion, National Games men's platform runner-up), Yang Hao (Gwangju World Championships men's platform runner-up).

The Olympic champion and two Guangdong athletes Xie Sizhen and Chen Aisen left the team.

  Of course, when it comes to the list of entries for the World Championships, the 27-year-old Beijing "veteran" Cao Yuan is inseparable. The three-time Olympic veteran and a gold medalist in different events on the platform will once again compete in the Paris cycle to impact his first place. Four Olympics.

In the Budapest World Championships, he will also go out as the main force again. The main project has changed back to the springboard, and he will partner with Wang Zongyuan to participate in the single and double competitions.

In the three Olympic cycles, the board has been switched back and forth to win the championship. I am afraid that only Cao Yuan is the only one in the world. I hope this veteran born in 1995 can make new contributions.

  Different from the Olympic Games, the World Championships have set up five more events: men's and women's 1-meter springboard, mixed doubles 3-meter springboard, mixed doubles 10-meter platform and mixed teams. In order to train the team and train successors, the Chinese diving team also dispatched Many young athletes compete in these non-Olympic events. They may not be able to represent the "dream team" in the Olympic Games during the Paris Olympic cycle, but in the future, they all have the potential to become world champions and even Olympic champions.

Text / Our reporter Liu Ailin co-ordinator / Wang Haozhou


  Who can stop China from diving?

  On the 9th, the Chinese diving team announced the entry list for the World Swimming Championships.

Can this new and old team continue to be brilliant in Budapest?

  Since the beginning of the 21st century, in addition to the "poor" achievements of Chinese diving at the 2003 Barcelona World Championships and the 2005 Montreal World Championships, "who can stop the Chinese players from winning gold medals" has become the biggest guess in every diving competition of the World Championships.

In the 2011 Shanghai World Championships, Chinese diving won 10 gold medals. Since then, the diving competition of the World Championships has been increased to 12 events, and then expanded to 13, but the Chinese players are always strong.

  The diving competition of the World Swimming Championships has formed a situation of "China VS the world". The "Golden Dream Team" has won 95 world championships and 175 medals so far; the rest of the teams have shared 56 gold medals, and Russia and the United States have ranked first in the medal list. Second and third place, with 13 golds each, but 50 and 46 medals respectively.

  It is worth mentioning that since the Perth World Championships in 1998 was listed as an official competition event, the double event has quickly become a "gold medal reserve" for Chinese diving.

Chinese players won most of the victories, and only the year just listed as a World Championship event was a bit special: Russia's Pakarina/Lashko won the women's double 3-meter springboard championship, and they were the first pair to win the World Championships. The foreign champion combination of the project is also the last pair.

The women's doubles 10-meter platform also entered the Chinese team's gold safe.

  In the men's double 3-meter springboard, Russian players have "intercepted successfully" twice in 2003 and 2017, and the gold medals of the other 9 World Championships belong to China.

  Chinese players have also "lost" 3 times in the men's double 10-meter platform, but they have won 6 of the past 7 world championships. The most recent mistake was at the 2013 Barcelona World Championships. Ding broke through to win gold.


  China Diving Team World Championship List

  female athlete

  Li Yajie, Lin Shan, Chang Yani, Chen Yiwen, Quan Hongchan, Chen Yuxi, Zhang Jiaqi, Ren Qian

  male athlete

  Wang Zongyuan, Zheng Jiuyuan, Cao Yuan, Yang Jian, Yang Hao, Lian Junjie, Zhu Zifeng, Duan Yu, Bai Yuming