Last week, China’s diving team announced that it would skip the upcoming FINA Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale due to swine flu fears. But after reassurance from FINA, the world’s governing body for aquatic competition, Team China is back in and Guo Jingjing will make her first post-Olympic appearance in Florida this weekend. Guo has won four Olympic gold medals and is the third highest-earning athlete in China (trailing Houston Rockets center Yao Ming and hurdler Liu Xiang), thanks largely to endorsements with the likes of McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.
And, just in time for her return to the pool, a new set of fashion photos of Guo, who is as much tabloid star as she is sports star, have been released. See them here.
Guo Jingjing image: sports.scol.com.cn
Tags: diving, Guo Jingjing, sports marketing