Esther Qin
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 29)
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 [zh] 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. She is attending RMIT in Melbourne.[citation needed]

Diving career

In China

Qin started diving at the age of eleven in China and competed in several national competitions until her family emigrated to Australia in 2009.[4]

For Australia

Qin competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, won a silver medal in the 3m synchronised with Samantha Mills.[5] 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.[6]

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, Kazan, Russia, she won a bronze medal in the 3m synchronized with Samantha Mills.[7]

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.[8] Qin also won a bronze medal in the 1m springboard.

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). 2 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Ether Qin results". 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games website. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Outstanding Diver of the NSWCHS Championships". DET NSW School Sports Unit website. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Honour Roll – Esther Quin". Australian University Sport website. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  6. ^ Paxinos, Stathi. "Australia's Esther Qin claims diving gold". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Women's 3m Synchro Springboard" (PDF). 16th FINA World Championships website. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  8. ^ Pentony, Luke (11 April 2018). "Aussie duo take gold after compatriots bomb final dive". ABC Online. Retrieved 27 July 2018.