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Tian Liang
PTI
August 10, 2004
First Published: 16:43 IST(7/8/2004)
Last Updated: 12:43 IST(10/8/2004)

Born: August 26, 1979
Country: China
Weight: 59 kgs
Height: 170 cm
Event: Diving

Olympic Record:
2000 Sydney Games: 1st 10m platform, 2nd 10m platform synchro

Other Records:
1999 World Championships: 2nd platform, 1st synchronized platform
1999 FINA Diving World Cup: 1st platform , 1st synchronized platform 
2000 World Championships: 1st 10m platform, 1st 10m platform synchro
2000 FINA Diving World Cup - 1st platform, 1st synchronized platform
2003 World Championships: 3rd in 10m platform and 10m platform synchro


Tian Liang, the defending Olympic champion in men's platform and is the synchro platform silver medallist. He won bronze medals at the 2003 World Championships in the same events, and will come to Athens looking to regain his perfect form of Sydney. At Sydney, Tian became the first diver to score more than 700 points since Greg Louganis.

The 21-year-old diver, set a new world record on his way to an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He scored 101.52 points in one attempt at the finals and beat arch rival Dimitry Sautin of Russia to win the gold in the men's 10 metre platform diving. This was the highest score for one dive ever recorded in the history of the Olympic diving competition.


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