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U.S. National Champion Jordan Windle Dives into Cambodia

Seventeen-year-old Jordan Pisey Windle has come a long way since he was orphaned as a baby in Cambodia’s rural Prey Veng province. He’s a now eight-time junior national champion and a five-time U.S. national champion diver in the United States, and is tipped to make it to summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jordan is currently visiting Cambodia - this is his first trip to his birth country.
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Pisey Windle​, a Cambodian-born U.S. diving champion, sits atop a diving board. Jordan hopes to inspire his homeland during his first-ever visit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)
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Pisey Windle​, a Cambodian-born U.S. diving champion, sits atop a diving board. Jordan hopes to inspire his homeland during his first-ever visit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)

Jordan Pisey Windle dives head first into a pool, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)
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Jordan Pisey Windle dives head first into a pool, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)

Jordan Pisey Windle​ along with young Cambodian swimmers wave to reporters, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)
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Jordan Pisey Windle​ along with young Cambodian swimmers wave to reporters, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)

Jordan Pisey Windle is ranked in the top five American divers and is hopeful of making it into Team USA for Rio, with trials coming up in Indianapolis next month, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)
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Jordan Pisey Windle is ranked in the top five American divers and is hopeful of making it into Team USA for Rio, with trials coming up in Indianapolis next month, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)

Jordan Pisey Windle​, a Cambodian-born U.S. diving champion, is instructing Cambodian divers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12 2016. (Hean Socheata/ VOA Khmer)
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Jordan Pisey Windle​, a Cambodian-born U.S. diving champion, is instructing Cambodian divers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12 2016. (Hean Socheata/ VOA Khmer)

Jordan Pisey Windle​, a Cambodian-born U.S. diving champion, watches on as a young Cambodian prepares to dive into the pool, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12 2016. (Hean Socheata/ VOA Khmer)
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Jordan Pisey Windle​, a Cambodian-born U.S. diving champion, watches on as a young Cambodian prepares to dive into the pool, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12 2016. (Hean Socheata/ VOA Khmer)

At age just 12, Jordan Windle Pisey won the U.S. Junior National Championship Title diving from the 10-meter platform, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)
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At age just 12, Jordan Windle Pisey won the U.S. Junior National Championship Title diving from the 10-meter platform, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)

Seventeen-year-old Jordan Pisey Windle​, a Cambodian-born U.S. diving champion, dives into the the pool of his homeland, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)
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Seventeen-year-old Jordan Pisey Windle​, a Cambodian-born U.S. diving champion, dives into the the pool of his homeland, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12, 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)

Jordan Pisey Windle​ gives an interview to journalists in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)
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Jordan Pisey Windle​ gives an interview to journalists in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 12 2016. (Hean Socheata/VOA Khmer)

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