Tian Liang

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Tian Liang
Native name
田亮
Born (1979-08-27) 27 August 1979 (age 39)
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Xi'an Jiaotong University
Tsinghua University
OccupationDiver, actor
Years active1990-2007
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)
Spouse(s)
Ye Yiqian (叶一茜)(m. 2007)
ChildrenCindy Tian Yucheng (田雨橙) (daughter, age 10)
Tian Chenyu (田宸羽) (son, age 7)
Sports career
Country China
Sport diving

Tian Liang (Chinese :田亮; pinyin :Tián Liàng; born August 27, 1979 in Chongqing) is a male Chinese actor and former diver.

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Diving Career

Tian won gold in the 10 m platform event in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In the Summer Olympics 2004, he won the bronze medal in the 10 m platform event and a gold medal in the synchronised platform event.

Since then, he and another gold medal winner, the Chinese female diver Guo Jingjing, often appeared together in public activities. They were better known together as Liang Jingjing (亮晶晶, Tian and Guo's combined given names, synonymous with the word for 'sparkling').

Guo Jingjing Chinese female diver

Guo Jingjing is a female diver from the People's Republic of China. Guo is tied with her partner Wu Minxia for winning the most Olympic medals (6) of any female diver and she won the 3m springboard event at five consecutive World Championships. She announced her retirement in 2011.

After winning his multiple Olympic medals, Tian received numerous invitations to lend his name and face to corporate promotions. His involvement in commercial activities, and perhaps other disputes with the national team, have led the national team to fire him after repeated warnings[ citation needed ]. In spite of this, Tian continued to practice diving with a provincial team. He maintained his diving standard and won a medal at the following National Games of China. Although there was great public interest in him rejoining the national team, it did not happen. Tian has since then split his schedule between diving training and public activities. Finally on March 25, 2007, Tian announced his retirement as a diver.

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On July 29, 2008, it was announced that Tian would not be rejoining the national team and participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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