Shixin Li - Diving
I was born in Guangdong, China, and started my diving career at the age of 6. In 2020, I came to Adelaide with diving head coach Andy while preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. Then I decided to stay and live in Adelaide. Because Adelaide is my lucky place. During my three years in Adelaide, I won medals at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Diving World Cup. This is a huge achievement in my diving career. Now, my goal is to participate in the Olympic Games for the second time in Paris. I hope my dream can come true and I will work hard for it.
The best thing about being a SASI Athlete:
SASI has a rich history of success in athlete at the international level. Being a SASI athlete means having the chance to compete and excel on the world stage, earning recognition for your skills and achievements.
My favourite food to fuel me as an Athlete:
My favourite movie:
Eddie the Eagle.
My favourite colour:
My sporting hero and why:
Gregory Louganis (USA Diver) – as he is a diving legend and has been a great role model for the sport.
My favourite possession:
109C (forward 4.5 somersault, tuck).
The sporting activity I most like performing:
I love to do three metre springboard as I can do harder skills in diving.
If I wasn’t doing my current sport I would like to be:
Scuba diving instructor.
The most important things in life:
Family, having fun and working hard.
My ambassador activity tip:
All things come to those who wait.
My favourite way to keep active:
The sport I like watching the most:
Diving and basketball.
What sporting success looks like:
Success in sports goes beyond winning competitions. It includes personal growth, enhanced physical fitness, improved mental resilience, and the development of valuable life skills like discipline, teamwork, and perseverance.