• China’s five-time Olympic champion retires at 23


    BEIJING: China’s five-time Olympic champion diver Chen Ruolin has retired aged just 23 because of neck injury, she announced, bringing one of the sport’s most spectacular careers to an early halt. Chen took home five golds in three Olympics, most recently winning the women’s 10 metre synchronised platform in Rio in August. She announced her retirement in a post on her verified Weibo social media account. Chen, one of only three Chinese athletes to win five Olympic golds, began diving aged four, joined the elite national team at 11, and made her first Olympic appearance at Beijing 2008 when she was 15.



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