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People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
31 August 1991
160 cm
English, Mandarin
Higher education
Sport Studies - Southwest University: Chongqing, CHN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began professional training in 2003 in Chongqing, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was noticed by a gymnastics coach when she was in kindergarten. She turned to diving after practising gymnastics for five years.
Club / Team
Chongqing: China
Name of coach
Liu Ben [national], CHN

General Interest

Mao-Mao (Weibo profile, 14 Oct 2018)
Reading, learning English, watching films. (, 08 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Weibo profile, 14 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
Chinese diver Wu Minxia. (, 03 Sep 2018)
She twisted her ankle and missed one week of training in March 2019. (, 10 Mar 2019)

She was troubled by an injury to her waist area and a herniated disc in late 2017 and early 2018. (, 30 Apr 2018, 10 Mar 2018)

She has suffered from shoulder injuries during her career. (, 26 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named one of China's Top 10 Athletes of the Year by Xinhua New Agency. (, 26 Dec 2018)

She was named Female Diver of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (, 17 Dec 2018;, 17 Dec 2018;, 19 Mar 2016; 04 Dec 2016;, 04 Dec 2017)

In 2010 she received the Sports Medal of Honour from the General Administration of Sport of China. (, 12 Jan 2012)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 02 Sep 2018)
Other information
In September 2017 she was appointed to the International Swimming Federation [FINA] Athletes' Committee. She was also appointed to the FINA Technical Diving Committee. (, 20 Sep 2017)

She has studied for a master's degree in sports studies at Southwest University in Chongqing, People's Republic of China. (, 14 Sep 2016)

Her father changed her name from Shi Tingting at age nine. He removed the second 'ting' as in Chinese it means stagnation. He added 'mao' on the end of her name as it is an uncommon word that means hard work. (, 23 Nov 2009)