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German Sanchez Sanchez

Twice a silver medallist, Mexican diver German Sanchez Sanchez first competed at an Olympic Games at Beijing 2008 when he was just 16.

Six respectable scores in the individual 10m Platform, without huge degrees of difficulty, were not enough to see him through qualifying - he placed 22nd - but it gave him valuable insight into what was to follow. And he learned quickly.

His silver medal at the 2012 FINA Diving World Cup booked him a place at that year's Olympic Games in London, in both the Individual and Synchronised 10m Platform events.

He and Ivan Garcia performed the most difficult routines of all the competitors and were well rewarded for it, finishing in silver-medal position, just behind China's Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan.

In the individual event, he qualified for the semi-final in fifth position but a poor third dive cost him a place in the final.

Sanchez entered both events again at Rio 2016. He and Garcia teamed up once more but ended up finishing fifth in the Synchronised 10m Platform.

However, he was to enjoy more success in the Individual event. A dark horse for the Final, having finished 12th in the preliminaries and ninth in the Semi-Final, Sanchez ended with three of his best-ever dives in Olympic competition to clinch a silver, behind Chen Aisen of China.

It made him the only Mexican diver to have won Olympic medals in both Individual and Synchronised 10m Platform events.

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