Hui Tong, who was born in Wuhan City, China, represented its home country as a member of the national diving team between 1977 and 1989. He is a two-time FINA World Cup men’s 10m platform champion (1985, 1987) and finished 4th at the 1984 Olympic Games. Hui was named the world’s best male diving athlete in 1987 by the American “Swimming World” magazine.
After retiring in 1989, he was invited to coach in Calgary where he led the club to win several national and international medals. From 1990 to 2000, he trained Eryn Bulmer (1997 World Cup Champion) and Blythe Hartley and represented Team Canada at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games.
From 2001 to 2016, he went on coaching at the Australian Institute of Sport. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Tong Hui led the team to win one gold, one silver and four bronze medals to create a historical result. In this year, AIS Diving program was awarded as the best program and team of the year in Australia.
After a few short years with French National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance, Hui Tong has now accepted to return to Canada to share his expertise with the coaching staff at the Montreal Diving Institute.