Famous Chinese Gymnasts

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He Kexin
(Artistic gymnast)
He Kexin
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Birthdate: January 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beijing, China
In spite of winning 2 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, artistic gymnast He Kexin created quite a controversy for her age, as old records showed she may not have been old enough to participate in the games. However, all investigations were closed soon, and she retained her medals.
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Shang Chunsong
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Birthdate: March 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China

Gymnast Shang Chunsong grew up amid extreme poverty in a remote village in China, where she and her family would often go without food and heating. Starting her training in gymnastics at age 7, she lifted her family out of drudgery. She captained the Chinese bronze-winning team at the Rio Olympics.

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Liang Chow
(Sports coach, Artistic gymnast)
Liang Chow
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Birthdate: January 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Chinese former artistic gymnast and the owner of Chow’s Gym, Liang Chow has over 30 international gold medals in his kitty. He later moved to the US, where he focused on coaching. He is known for training Olympic gold medalists such as Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson.

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 4 
Tang Xijing
(Artistic gymnast)
Tang Xijing
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Birthdate: January 3, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangdong Province, China

Olympic silver medalist Tang Xijing is one of the finest young artistic gymnasts of China. She also has a Youth Olympic gold medal in her kitty. She created history by becoming the second Chinese female athlete to score the highest all-around finish in any world championship or Olympic.

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Li Ning
(Chinese Retired Gymnast and the Founder of the Eponymous Sportswear Company 'Li-Ning')
Li Ning
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Birthdate: March 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liuzhou, China

Legendary Chinese gymnast Li Ning not only has 3 Olympic gold medals in his kitty but is now also a billionaire entrepreneur and the owner of a self-titled sports apparel and equipment brand. Starting training at age 8, he later earned the unofficial title of the Prince of Gymnastics in China.

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Wang Yan
(Gymnast)
Wang Yan
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Birthdate: October 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Olympic bronze medalist Wang Yan also has two Asian Championship gold medals and a World Championship silver medal in her kitty. Though she first retired in 2018, she got back in the game in 2019 to win a team silver at the Chinese National Championship, before retiring again.

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Cheng Fei
(Artistic gymnast)
Cheng Fei
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Birthdate: May 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huangshi, Hubei, China

Cheng Fei is a Chinese retired artistic gymnast who helped her team win an Olympic gold medal in 2008. She also won two bronze medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Best known for her performance on the vault and floor, Cheng Fei has won three World Championship titles on the vault and the 2006 World Championship title on floor exercise.

 8 
Fan Yilin
(Artistic gymnast)
Fan Yilin
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Birthdate: November 11, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taizhou, Zhejiang, China

Fan Yilin is a Chinese artistic gymnast who specializes in uneven bars. She is best known for helping her team win the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She also won gold medals in the 2015 and 2017 World Championships as well as in the 2015 Asian Championships.

 9 
Deng Linlin
(Artistic gymnast)
Deng Linlin
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Birthdate: April 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lixin, Anhui, China

Deng Linlin is a Chinese former gymnast best known for winning gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. The 2009 world champion in Balance Beam, Deng Linlin also won the 2009 National Games All-Around event as well as the 2010 Asian Games Team event.

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Dong Dong
(Trampoline gymnast)
Dong Dong
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Birthdate: April 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zhengzhou, China

Chinese trampoline gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Dong Dong has also earned 12 World Championship gold medals, including team, synchro, and individual wins. He is also a three-time Asian champion and has earned 2 World Games synchro gold medals. He is the first trampoline athlete with 4 wins in 4 Olympics.

 11 
Dong Fangxiao
(Artistic gymnast)
Dong Fangxiao
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Birthdate: January 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hebei, China

Chinese artistic gymnast and former Olympian Dong Fangxiao created headlines with her infamous disqualification from both the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 1999 World Championships, for competing underage. She and her team thus had to give up their bronze medals won at each of the two games.  

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Li Xiaopeng
(Artistic gymnast)
Li Xiaopeng
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Birthdate: July 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Changsha, China

At 16, gymnast Li Xiaopeng was already a world champion. The winner of 16 major international championships, Xiaopeng was first inspired to take up the sport at age 6, after watching his idol Li Ning. The 4-time Olympic gold medalist has also appeared on TV shows such as Dad Came Back.

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Sang Lan
(Television Personality, Gymnast)
Sang Lan
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Birthdate: June 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

Sang Lan is a Chinese former gymnast and TV personality. Sang's gymnastics career came to an end when she suffered a major injury in 1998, which left her paralyzed from the chest down. Sang has since been serving as an advocate for the disabled. She attained celebrity status in china after appearing in TV shows like Sang Lan Olympics 2008.

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Yang Wei
(Artistic gymnast)
Yang Wei
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Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Xiantao, China

Three-time Olympic gold medalist and renowned Chinese gymnast Yang Wei had started training at age 5. He created history by becoming the first male gymnast since Yugoslavia's Petar Sumi to defend his all-around world title successfully. He later married fellow gymnast and Olympic bronze medalist Yang Yun.

 15 
Liu Xuan
(Gymnast, Actress)
Liu Xuan
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Birthdate: August 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Changsha, Hunan, China

Former artistic gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Liu Xuan also has 4 Asian Games gold medals in her kitty. Encouraged by her mother to take up gymnastics, she excelled in the game. She later earned a journalism degree, tried her luck in acting, and also released a pop album.

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Yang Yilin
(Gymnast)
Yang Yilin
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Birthdate: August 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huadu District, Guangzhou, China

Olympic team gold medalist Chinese gymnast Yang Yilin was once accused of competing underage and thus faced disqualification, but later investigations couldn’t find any flaws with her age certificates. She is also an Asian Games champion, a World Championship silver medalist, and a 3-time National Games silver medalist.

 17 
Liu Yang
(Gymnast)
Liu Yang
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Birthdate: September 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Liaoning, China
 18 
Zou Kai
(Gymnast)
Zou Kai
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Birthdate: February 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Luzhou, Sichuan
 19 
Sui Lu
(Artistic gymnast)
Sui Lu
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Birthdate: April 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zhuzhou, China
 20 
Liu Tingting
(Artistic gymnast)
Liu Tingting
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Birthdate: September 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guangdong Province, China
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Zhou Ping
(Artistic gymnast)
Zhou Ping
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Birthdate: February 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dalian, China

Former Chinese gymnast and Olympic bronze medalist Zhou Ping is also known as Sophia Chow. She later married ace Chinese fencer Wang Ruiji. She is also known as the mother of Chinese rapper and budding fencer Jackson Wang. Post-retirement, she joined the Shenyang Sports College as a student.

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Yao Jinnan
(Artistic gymnast)
Yao Jinnan
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Birthdate: February 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fuzhou, China
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Chen Yile
(Artistic gymnast)
Chen Yile
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Birthdate: January 5, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jiangxi, China
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Jiang Yuyuan
(Gymnast)
Jiang Yuyuan
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Birthdate: November 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liuzhou, China

The daughter of a taxi driver, Jiang Yuyuan grew up amid extreme poverty but that didn’t deter her ambition. Now a renowned gymnast and an Olympic gold medalist, she is also known for her style quotient. She was once targeted by abusive trolls on Weibo for being involved in an extramarital affair.

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Qi Qi
(Artistic gymnast)
Qi Qi
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Birthdate: September 28, 2003
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beijing

Chinese artistic gymnast Qi Qi has not only won the Chinese national vault championship twice but is also a Chinese national floor champion. In 2020, she scored a gold at the Chinese Artistic Gymnastics Championships on her birthday, which was one of her 10 medals at the same championship over the years.

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He Meitian
(Actress, Gymnast)
He Meitian
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Birthdate: December 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
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Lu Li
(Artistic gymnast)
Lu Li
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Birthdate: August 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Changsha, China
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Chen Yibing
(Artistic gymnast)
Chen Yibing
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Birthdate: December 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
 29 
Mo Huilan
(Artistic gymnast)
Mo Huilan
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Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilin, China
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Li Xiaoshuang
(Artistic gymnast)
Li Xiaoshuang
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Birthdate: November 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Xiantao, Hubei, China
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Yang Yun
(Artistic gymnast)
Yang Yun
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Birthdate: March 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhuzhou, China
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Chen Yongyan
(Artistic gymnast)
Chen Yongyan
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Birthdate: October 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wuzhou, China
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Zuo Xiaoqing
(Actress, Rhythmic gymnast)
Zuo Xiaoqing
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Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Changsha, Hunan, China
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Yang Bo
(Artistic gymnast)
Yang Bo
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Birthdate: July 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ningbo, China