Fans baffled as ‘patriotic’ Chinese diving champion comes out of retirement to represent Australia

//Fans baffled as ‘patriotic’ Chinese diving champion comes out of retirement to represent Australia

Fans baffled as ‘patriotic’ Chinese diving champion comes out of retirement to represent Australia

Former two-time world champion Li Shixin was once hailed as a “patriotic” diver for singing the China national anthem at an awards ceremony. But he is coming out of retirement to represent Australia in next month’s World Championships. The 31-year-old from Guangdong stepped down from the national team in 2014, one year after he successfully defended his 1m springboard world title in Barcelona. However his name was among Diving Australia’s team of 12, released on social media this week,…

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