Summer Olympic Games 1996 – 2012
Dmitry Sautin (right) won eight Olympic medals and so, by one measure, he is the most successful diver in history. However, only two of them were gold. On every occasion in which he stood on the lower steps of the podium, a Chinese diver finished ahead of him.
Mexico has a great tradition in diving, dating to Joaquin Capilla’s four medals between 1948 and 1956. There are now signs of a revival, helped, of course, by a Chinese coach.
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