OLYMPIC diving great Fu Mingxia probably will not understand all the fuss when she flies in this morning from Monte Carlo for tonight's sell-out exhibition at the Kowloon Park indoor swimming pool. But fans, who are sure to mob her and follow her every move, know it's possibly the last chance of seeing the elegant four-time Olympic gold medallist and the most celebrated female diver of all time in Hong Kong. All 3,200 tickets for the two-day event have been sold out and demand for them has been so great that fans have resorted to stealing press passes in an effort to catch a glimpse of Fu. Organisers have reported at least one such theft as diving fever gripped the SAR with hundreds of fans queuing for hours to gain admission to the 1,600-seat venue. Fu arrives this morning from Monte Carlo where she was an ambassador with the Chinese committee in China's bid to host the Olympics in 2008. A little over a month after Fu and her compatriots won a clutch of gold medals in the diving competition, the personable 22-year-old, who retained her women's three-metre springboard title in Sydney, should receive more attention than all her previous visits put together. This is Fu's second appearance in Hong Kong in four months. She last competed here at the FINA Grand Prix in June. But she will compete here with the memory of beating teammate Guo Jingjing in the three-metre springboard still fresh on everybody's mind. 'She has had to make a lot of appearances since she won her gold medal in Sydney. Only Fu knows herself whether she's going to retire or not. She has not said whether she will,' said Xie Li, vice-president of the Chinese Swimming Association. 'She will be very tired flying in from Monte Carlo but she'll be okay.' Also showing off their skills today will be men's springboard champion Xiong Ni and men's platform winner Tian Liang. But Fu will take centre stage. The Chinese diving team's manager, Zhou Jihong, said there was a strong possibility Fu would continue competing. 'Her standard is still very high and there are not many young divers coming up who can replace her. She is studying at Qianhua University and will have to decide for herself whether she wants to quit.' The association might try to persuade Fu to continue competing next year, especially as the diving competition of the World University Games will be held at her own university next October, although Xiong, battling back, leg and hip injuries, will probably call it quits by then.