At a glance

16 Aug 1978
160 cm / 48 kg 5'3'' / 105 pounds
Female
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...

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.

Mingxia in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
5
medals
Gold medal:4 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 1 Gold medal
      Diving
      Springboard
    • 2 Silver medal
      Diving
      Synchronized Springboard
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 1 Gold medal
      Diving
      Springboard
    • 1 Gold medal
      Diving
      Platform
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 1 Gold medal
      Diving
      Platform