NI XIONG (1974) China / Diving
In spite of his youth, Chinese diver Ni Xiong took part in his fourth Olympics in Sydney. He won a silver medal in Seoul at the age of just 14 in the high-diving competition won by the legendary Greg Louganis, a bronze medal in Barcelona, a gold in Atlanta and another in Australia. This time round he won the 3m springboard event. No doubt we can expect to see him in the running again in Athens in 2004, attempting to win a fifth medal in five appearances at the Olympics.