Source: Xinhua

05-06-2009 09:30

BEIJING, May 6 -- China's diving queen Guo Jingjing will return to the pool next week for the fifth stop of the 2009 Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, the US.

China's Guo Jingjing (top) and Wu Minxia dive during the women's three-metre synchronised springboard final at the Good Luck Beijing FINA Diving World Cup being held at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing February 24, 2008.  (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
China's Guo Jingjing (top) and Wu Minxia 
dive during the women's three-metre 
synchronised springboard final at the 
Good Luck Beijing FINA Diving World Cup 
being held at the National Aquatics Centre 
in Beijing February 24, 2008.  
(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

After the Beijing Olympic Games last August, when Guo claimed her third and fourth Olympic gold medals, the diving super star enjoyed six months off, shooting advertisements and attending various social activities.

She only returned to training with the national team after the Spring Festival in February.

The US Grand Prix, from May 7-10, will be her first competition and only competition before the National Games qualifications from May 16-22.

The Chinese Swimming Administrative Center considered withdrawing from the US event, because of concerns over the spread of H1N1 flu, but allowed the team to leave Beijing for the US last Sunday.

Guo's teammates include her synchro partner Wu Minxia, Olympic women's 10m platform gold medalists Chen Ruolin and Olympic men's 10m platform silver medalist Zhou Luxin.

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