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  Fu Mingxia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fu Mingxia's family appears to be a typical Chinese family consisting of her working-class parents and an elder sister.
At an early age, Fu Mingxia learned to swim at a nearby river under the instruction of her father, Fu Yijun.
Fu Mingxia left home at age 9 to train in (Capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city) Beijing.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fu/fu_mingxia.htm   (513 words)

 Fu Mingxia
Fu Mingxia, a name associated with numerous world records, a name that embodies the momentous glory and honor of Chinese athletic history, yet ultimately, it is a name attached to a remarkable diving career that has in turn inspired the lives of many around the globe.
Born in Wuhan of Hubei Province (ºþ±±Ê¡Î人ÊÐ) in central China on August 16, 1978, Fu Mingxia's family appears to be a typical Chinese family consisting of her working-class parents and an elder sister.
In 1996, when Fu Mingxia was 17 years old, she became the most dazzling star of Team China at the 26th Olympic Games in Atlanta.
members.tripod.com /~xiaym/fumingxia.html   (472 words)

 TIMEasia.com | Fu Mingxia | 9/11/2000
Fu's jumping-bean antics have matured into an aquatic elegance that could raise this veteran above a crop of agile young rivals, some of whom perform the scary dives that were once her exclusive domain.
Fu joined the diving assembly line at age 7 and was shipped off to a Beijing sports school a couple of years later.
Soon Fu was skimming so close to the board during her dives that her short hair sometimes brushed the end of the platform before she sliced into the water.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/2000/0911/olys.mingxia.html   (988 words)

 Beijing Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Since the first time she jumped in the water, Fu Mingxia has had a love for diving and become a famous diver with her achievements being recognized recently by the country.
Fu Mingxia again made Olympic history, as her four golds and one silver lifted her head and shoulders above all the female divers the world has ever seen.
Right now, Fu Mingxia says the biggest challenges ahead of her are her studies at university and her work for Beijing's 2008 Olympic Bid Committee.
biz.beijingportal.com.cn /5369/2002-5-20/52@248339.htm   (915 words)

 CNN/SI - Olympics - China's Fu Mingxia comes out of retirement - Tuesday March 02, 1999 01:55 PM
Fu Mingxia, who won sports fans' hearts with Olympic gold medal performances in 1992 and 1996 and then broke them by retiring at age 19, is training again.
Fu won springboard and platform at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the first woman in 36 years to do so.
Fu is not as physically fit as she was when she quit, but technically she's "even better in some areas than she was before," Yu said.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/1999/03/02/mingxia_comeback   (772 words)

 Ananova - Child prodigy Fu makes diving comeback
China's former child prodigy Fu Mingxia is making her comeback in Sydney after making Olympic diving history in Barcelona at the age of just 13.
Fu was a world champion at age 12 and an Olympic gold medallist aged 13, before retiring, burned out at 19 after winning another two golds at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Fu's partner in synchronized - and among her greatest challengers for the individual medal - will be 18-year-old Guo Jingjing.
www.ananova.com /sport/story/sm_64229.html   (845 words)

 Official Site of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Fu Mingxia, a world champion at 12, pulled off a record-equalling fourth Olympic diving gold medal in Sydney on Thursday when she retained the women's three-metre springboard title.
Fu, who did not defend the highboard title she won at the last two Olympic Games, also scooped a silver medal in Sydney when she and Guo finished second behind Russians Vera Ilyina and Yulia Pakhalina in Saturday's synchronised three-metre springboard event.
Fu, who retired and went to university after her golden double in Atlanta, returned to international competition at the 1999 World University Games in Palma, where she won both the platform and the three-metre springboard titles.
pandora.nla.gov.au /parchive/2000/olympics/O2000-Sep-29/www.olympics.com/eng/news/d14/WGRY-4PLG4T.html   (447 words)

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Fu granted any interviews, even though she is a household name here and in much of China, not just because of her sports stardom but because of her many celebrity endorsements of Sprite and other products.
Fu will be moved to the top of the long list of mainland Chinese spouses waiting for visas to move to Hong Kong.
Fu, who turns 24 this week, is the daughter of laborers in Wuhan, in central China.
courses.wcupa.edu /rbove/eco343/024Compecon/Tigers/HongKong/020809Politician.txt   (845 words)

 NewStandard: 7/28/96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
ATLANTA -- Fu Mingxia of China successfully defended the Olympic diving championship she won in Barcelona when she was just 13 years old by easily winning the 10-meter platform event last night.
Fu finished with 521.58 points, far ahead of silver medalist Annika Walter of Germany with 479.22.
Fu, who competes in the 3-meter springboard starting Wednesday, is trying to become the first to sweep both Olympic events since Ingrid Kraemer of Germany in 1960.
www.s-t.com /daily/07-96/07-28-96/c03sp111.htm   (357 words)

 Fu Mingxia
Fu Mingxia, the diving queen, was born on August 16, 1978 in Wuhan, the capital city of Central China's Hubei Province.
Fu overwhelmed the whole world with her outstanding skills and sweet smiles and was elected into the Ten Beauties in the Sydney Olympics by the media.
After the event, Fu continued her study in the university and began to work for Beijing's 2008 Olympic Bid Committee, helping Beijing to win the bid.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en_chinaway/2003-09/24/content_31994.htm   (389 words)

 Fu Wins Gold on Springboard to Complete Sweep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fu, 17, who won the 10-meter platform on Saturday, entered the finals in fourth place, moved into first after two dives and hung on to give China its third diving gold medal of the Atlanta Games.
Fu, the youngest world champion at age 12, became the first woman to win both diving titles since Ingrid Kraemer of the former East Germany.
Fu, who won the 10-meter platform gold medal in Barcelona, said she has not decided whether she will compete in the Sydney Games in 2000.
www.nytimes.com /specials/olympics/0801/oly-div-women.html   (483 words)

 Take the Plunge : What is Springboard Diving?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fu was just 12 when she became world platform champion in January 1991.
Fu turned 14 only 20 days after winning the highboard title for the first time in Barcelona, 1992.
Fu has set the standard for a generation of Chinese divers that is regarded by some as unbeatable.
users.iafrica.com /g/gc/gclark/splash/what_is_it.html   (902 words)

 Netguruindia News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
September 29: Fu Mingxia's fourth Olympic gold medal - a record-equalling feat -from the springboard diving event in Sydney on Thursday has put her on way to emerge a legend in the pool.
Fu Mingxia left home at age nine to train in Beijing, almost 1000-km away from home.
Fu, born on August 16, 1978, indeed deserves every bit of adulation her compatriot showers on her.
www.netguruindia.com /news/Sep00/30/SPO3.html   (354 words)

 Fu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Triple gold medalist Fu Mingxia doesn't expect anyone to remember her.
Fu 府 is also the designation for two prefectures of Japan, Kyoto and Osaka.
Fu can be a transcription of several Chinese family names, including 付, 符, 傅 and 伏 etc.
hallencyclopedia.com /Fu   (485 words)

 SignOn San Diego Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics -- Chinese in diving runaway; Americans advance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Defending champion Fu Mingxia of China was seeded first after the semifinals with 585.57 points in her bid to become the third diver to win four gold medals.
Fu was second with 242.82 as the Chinese overwhelmed the rest of the field.
Now, Fu is trying to become a back-to-back winner of the individual springboard and extend China's winning streak in the event to four in a row.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/olympics/swimming/20000927-339-oly-diving.html   (289 words)

 The Hindu : Fu Mingxia retains title for fourth Olympic gold
Fu Mingxia of China won a mighty battle to retain her Olympic 3m springboard title here on Thursday and in the process achieved a record-equalling fourth career Olympic diving medal.
Fu, who had been trailing team-mate Guo Jingjing going into the final, and fell behind during the first three dives, snatched the gold in dramatic fashion on her final two dives.
Fu, whose name means `beautiful sunrise,' wanted to become the first diver ever to win five gold medals, leap- frogging over retired Americans Greg Louganis and Pat McCormick on four each.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/09/29/stories/0729075i.htm   (328 words)

 ABC Olympics - 01/10/00 : Fu Mingxia dives into gold medal position
The 22-year-old Mingxia, the defending champion, secured 342.75 points after five rounds to finish top of the 18 qualifying divers and finish just ahead of Chinese team-mate and world silver-medallist Guo Jingjing (332.67).
Mingxia and Jingjing, who joined forces for a silver medal behind Russia in Saturday's synchronised diving, look likely to fight each other for Thursday's springboard gold medal.
Mingxia who is making an Olympic comeback after retiring in Atlanta as an 18-year-old, will equal American diving greats Greg Louganis and Pat McCormick's record of four gold if she can win on Thursday.
www.abc.net.au /olympics/2000/DIVING/news/2000/09/item20000927152910_1.htm   (277 words)

 At 22, Fu ages, dives gracefully
Fu won the women's 3-meter springboard title by surpassing her Chinese teammate, Guo Jingjing, on the final two dives.
The two-woman duel between Fu and Guo underscored the efficiency of a state system for identifying potential stars at a young age.
Fu was a world champion at age 12 and was 13 when she won the platform gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
www.rockypreps.com /olympics/0929dive4.shtml   (516 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - Olympic update: Diving in - Wednesday June 07, 2000 02:30 PM
Fu Ming Xia, a 21-year old Chinese diving star, is aiming for her fourth Olympic gold medal in Sydney.
21-year old Chinese diving star Fu Ming Xia (pronounced: fu' ming-chow) is aiming for her fourth Olympic gold medal in Sydney.
At 22 years old, an age when most athletes are just reaching their prime, Fu Ming Xia is not only fighting other divers, but both time and herself in an attempt to once again reach Olympic glory.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2000/06/06/update_one   (226 words)

 CNN.com - Olympic dive queen dating HK financial head - March 23, 2002
Leung was responding to a report by the local Ming Pao newspaper that he and Fu, a 23-year-old Olympic diving champion from central China's Hubei province, are in love.
The newspaper said that Fu, dubbed "China's diver queen," is currently studying business at elite Tsinghua University in China.
Fu collected the first of her record four gold medals from three Olympics when she was just 13.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/03/23/hongkong.gossip   (228 words)

 Fu Mingxia --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Veterans Fu Mingxia and Xiong Ni led the way for the Chinese, who finished with five gold and five silver medals.
He was born in 712 at Xiangyang in Henan Province and received a traditional Confucian education that should have enabled him to become a public official.
Kung fu originated in China at least 25 centuries ago, perhaps far earlier.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9112967   (678 words)

 HARIAN UMUM SUARA MERDEKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Their supremacy, without Fu and Xiong, was there for all to see at the world championship in Fukuoka last year when China won eight of the 10 gold medals on offer.
With Fu off the scene, Guo Jingjing, another Olympic medalist, has taken her place and the world champion will be favorite as she defends her Asian Games title in the women's 3-meter springboard.
Queen Fu was long the backbone of the Chinese team, winning a record-equaling fourth title at the Sydney Olympics when she defended her springboard crown.
www.suaramerdeka.com /harian/0209/20/eng11.htm   (468 words)

 HELLO! Tai Tai .com
Mr Leung resigned after it was revealed he had bought a luxury Lexus car to ferry around Ms Fu and their baby ahead of announcing tax increases on new vehicles in the budget in 2003.
It was a bundle of joy for Hongkong's Financial Secretary Antony Leung and his wife Fu Mingxia, a four-time Olympics gold medallist dubbed China's 'diving queen'.
Ms Fu is not a permanent resident and is in the territory on a two-way visitor permit.
www.geocities.com /hello_tai_tai/chinesediver.html   (1127 words)

 Olympic Diving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Fu of China successfully defended her Olympic title in the 10-meter platform Saturday night.
Fu finished with 521.58 points, far ahead of Walter with 479.22 and Clark with 472.95.
She refused to give in to either the dizziness that ruined last season, a recurrence of the vertigo she had in 1988 and 1990, or a poor third dive Saturday night.
www.jsonline.com /sports/oly/dive727.html   (652 words)

 1996 Olympic Games - Diving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Atlanta Georgia Fu Mingxia wins gold in each of her diving events.
Fu Mingxia became the first women in 26 years to win both Platform and Springboard events.
Fu became the first woman since Ingrid Kramer of Germany in 1960 to win both the springboard and platform competitions at the same Olympics.
www.flipnrip.com /Olympians/1996Games/Pictures/1996pictures.htm   (472 words)

 Summer Olympics 2000 Fu wins gold; U.S. women shut out   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After her Barcelona victory, Fu swept the springboard and platform events in Atlanta, then won silver in synchronized 3-meter Saturday.
Fu is well-respected by her teammates, including the 18-year-old Guo, who was fifth on platform in Atlanta.
Fu earned 9.0s from five of the seven judges for her final dive, a reverse 1½ somersault with 2½ twists.
espn.go.com /oly/summer00/news/2000/0928/785134.html   (720 words)

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