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:

Japanese ramen.

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:

Scuba diving.

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.

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