Esther Qin
Esther Qin in 2014 Commonwealth Games.jpg
Esther Qin won the gold medal in the Women's 3m springboard, 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Personal information
Native name覃帆 (Qín Fān)
Full nameFan Esther Qin[1] (or Esther Qin = 艾丝特·覃)[2]
Born (1991-11-18) 18 November 1991 (age 30)
Liuzhou, Guangxi, China
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
CountryAustralia
TeamDiving Australia[1]

Esther Qin (Chinese: 覃帆; pinyin: Qín Fān; lit. 'Qin Sail';[2] born 18 November 1991) is a Chinese-born Australian diver.[3]

Personal life

Esther was born and raised in a family of Zhuang people, an ethnic minority of China. Her family moved to Australia in 2009 as her father had managed to find a position as a chef.[4]

Diving career

In China

Qin started diving at the age of eleven in China and competed in several national competitions.[5]

For Australia

Qin competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, won a silver medal in the 3m synchronised with Samantha Mills.[6] She also competed in the 1 m and 3 m springboard.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, she won the gold medal in the 3m springboard and a bronze medal in 1m springboard.[3] She was coached by Chava Sobrino at the New South Wales Institute of Sport.[7]

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, Kazan, Russia, she won a bronze medal in the 3m synchronized with Samantha Mills.[8]

Qin partnered with Georgia Sheehan in the 2018 Commonwealth Games to achieve first place and received a gold medal in the 3m synchronised springboard event.[9] Qin also won a bronze medal in the 1m springboard.

Qin qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and did very well to reach the finals of the Women's 3-metre springboard. Unfortunately, she didn't finish in the top three.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "QIN Fan Esther". universiade2013.sportresult.com. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b 专访跳水华裔美少女覃帆 喀山是爱情开始的地方. Sina.com.cn (in Chinese (China)). 2 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Ether Qin results". 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games website. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Esther Qin". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Outstanding Diver of the NSWCHS Championships". DET NSW School Sports Unit website. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Honour Roll – Esther Quin". Australian University Sport website. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  7. ^ Paxinos, Stathi. "Australia's Esther Qin claims diving gold". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Women's 3m Synchro Springboard" (PDF). 16th FINA World Championships website. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  9. ^ Pentony, Luke (11 April 2018). "Aussie duo take gold after compatriots bomb final dive". ABC Online. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2021". The Roar. Retrieved 21 January 2022.