Chinese Great Wu Minxia to be inducted as part of Class of 2024


Wu Minxia is the considered the greatest diver in Chinese history, and that’s pretty impressive considering the Chinese produce the greatest divers in the world. Wu was part of the Class of 2023, but was unable to attend due to her commitment in the planning of the Asian Games, which were held at the same time as last year’s induction. We are excited to announce that Wu will be with us this year to be officially inducted on October 5, 2024.

The winner of seven Olympic medals, five of them gold, 14 World Championship medals, eight of those gold,  Wu is the most decorated female athlete in the history of diving. As well as collecting four consecutive Olympic 3-meter synchronized springboard titles in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016 with three different partners, she also won the 3-meter springboard individual gold in London, 2012. 

She began her competitive career at the 2001 World Championships, with partner ISHOF Honoree, Guo Jingjing, winning the 3-meter synchronized event.  She and Jingjing went on to win three more titles, with the exception of 2005 when Jingjing partnered with Li Ting.  Wu competed in Athens at the 2004 Games, winning gold again with Jingjing in the synchro event, in addition to winning silver in the 3-meter individual event, behind partner Jingjing. At the 2008 Games, she and Jingjing again won the 3-meter synchro event, but Wu took bronze this time in the 3-meter individual event. 

Wu and Partner Guo Jingjing

After the 2008 Games, partner Jingjing retired and Wu then partnered with He Zi. This new partnership allowed her to retain the 3-meter synchronized title at the 2011 World Championships.  She also won her only World Championship individual title in the 3-meter springboard that same year,  2011.  At the 2012 Olympics, Wu’s third Games, she won gold in the 3-meter synchro event along with He, becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in three consecutive Olympic Games.  In addition, Wu won a second gold in the individual 3-meter springboard event. By winning the 3-meter synchronized springboard event at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships, with her (third) new partner Shi Tingmao, Wu became the first person to win seven gold medals in the event.  They (Wu and Shi) also won gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games and then, finally the 2016 Olympic Games, making her a four-time Olympic gold medalist in the event.

Wu and Partner Shi Tingmao

No one has won more gold medals in the 3-meter synchronized springboard diving event than Wu Minxia.

Come join Wu and this year’s spectacular class of 2024 in Fort Lauderdale.  If you cannot join us, consider making a donation.

To make a donation, click here: https://www.ishof.org/donate/

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

Honor Swimmers:

Lars Frölander (SWE)

Daniel Gyurta (HUN)

Dana Vollmer (USA)

1976 Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Gold Medal Relay Team (USA)

(Includes Shirley Babashoff, Wendy Boglioli, Kim Peyton*, Jill Sterkel)

Honor Divers:

Alexandre Despatie (CAN)

Yulia Pakhalina (RUS)

Wu Minxia (CHN)

Honor Artistic Swimmer:

Virginie Dedieu (FRA)

Honor Water Polo Players:

Carmela “Lilli” Allucci (ITA)

Vladimir Akimov* (USSR)

Honor Coach:

Dennis Pursley (USA)

Honor Contributor:

Dale Neuburger (USA)

ISHOF 59th Annual Honoree Induction weekend

 October 4-5, 2024 – Complete schedule will be forthcoming soon.

~ HOTEL INFORMATION ~

Host Hotel:  Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort & Spa

To make reservations click here:  

https://book.passkey.com/e/50757008

321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 467-1111.

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night, 

Additional Hotel Option: 

Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

 Book your group rate for Honoree Ceremony

440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $169 – $199 per night

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCHEDULE AND TICKETS.

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