Zhao Qing High Diving Stadium Opens In China


Photo Courtesy: Helen Yang

The opening of the world’s first High Diving Stadium took place this week in Zhao Qing, China. The new facility features a permanent 27-meter high diving tower and the opening was kicked off with a ceremony featuring some of the world’s best divers, including reigning FINA World Champion Gary Hunt.

The stadium was the brain child of Ying Xiong Feng, an entrepreneur and diving promoter. Representing FINA at the opening and water show was International Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree Tom Gompf. In the world of High Diving, Chinese divers have been noticeably absent, but this facility could provide the resources to give the Chinese more of an impact on the global stage.

You can see video from the new facility provided to ISHOF by Helen Yang:





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