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The making of a diver

Xinhua
24 Jan 2021, 19:05 GMT+10

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Five-year-old diver Jiang Qiaochu just started her diving training last month in Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School. She still sometimes feels scared and hesitates a few minutes before taking a leap from a five-meter-high platform. But she never lets the fear overcome her.

Jiang is one of the children aged from 5 to 7 at a diving training program held in the sports school since the winter vacation begins. With coach instructions, these young divers learn basic moves fives days a week with an aim to improve their skills and build their mental toughness.

© Provided by Xinhua | Jiang Qiaochu (L, top) takes part in a diving training program at Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 19, 2021.(Xinhua/Ding Ting)

© Provided by Xinhua | Jiang Qiaochu takes part in a diving training program at Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 19, 2021.(Xinhua/Ding Ting)

© Provided by Xinhua | Jiang Qiaochu takes part in a diving training program at Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 19, 2021.(Xinhua/Ding Ting)

© Provided by Xinhua | Children take part in a diving training program at Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 19, 2021.(Xinhua/Ding Ting)

© Provided by Xinhua | Children take part in a diving training program at Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

© Provided by Xinhua | Jiang Qiaochu (C) takes a rest as she takes part in a diving training program at Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

© Provided by Xinhua | Children take part in a diving training program at Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

© Provided by Xinhua | Children take part in a diving training program at Shanghai Yangpu District Junior Sports School in east China's Shanghai, Jan. 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

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