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Updated: 2007-07-29 18:33
1988 Olympic Games - 1st platform
Took up gymnastics in a local spare-time sports school in 1979 at the age of eight. Entered the Jiangxi provincial diving team at 10. Joined the national team at 14.
Also known as "Oriental Ruby"
1985 World Age Group Championships - 1st springboard (Group B)
1987 Holland World Cup - 1st team
1987 National Games - 1st platform
1988 Seoul Olympic Games - 1st platform
1989 Beijing World Cup - 1st team & mixed team
1990 Asian Games - 1st platform
1988 - Named the Best Woman Platform Diver by US magazine Swimming World
1988 - Selected one of National Top Ten Athletes
Majored in overseas Chinese affairs in the Literature department of Hainan University after retirement in 1991. Now an official in the Sports Scientific Research Department of the Hainan Culture and Sports Bureau.
Name: Xu Yanmei
Date of birth: February , 1971
Place of birth: Nanchang, Jiangxi Province