Fu Mingxia

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameFu•Mingxia
Used nameFu•Mingxia
Name orderOriental
Original name伏•明霞
Born16 August 1978 in Wuhan, Hubei (CHN)
Measurements160 cm / 48 kg
AffiliationsQinghua
NOC People's Republic of China

Biography

China’s Fu Mingxia was the top female diver of the 1990s. She has been at her best on the platform, winning the Olympic gold medal in that event in 1992 and 1996, and was World Champion in 1991 and 1994. In 1996, Fu won both the springboard and platform at the Olympics, duplicating the feats of Vicky Draves (1948), Pat McCormick (1952-56) and Ingrid Krämer (1960), who also won both events at the same Olympics. Fu retired briefly after the 1996 Olympics, but returned to compete in the 2000 Olympics, defending her springboard gold medal and winning a silver medal in the new synchronized springboard event.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) CHN Fu Mingxia
Platform, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) CHN Fu Mingxia
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Platform, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) CHN Fu Mingxia
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Synchronized Springboard, Women (Olympic) Guo Jingjing 2 Silver

Special Notes