Famous Chinese Sportspersons

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 1 Yip Man

Yip Man
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Famous As: Martial Artist
Birthdate: October 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Foshan
Died: December 2, 1972

Yip Man was a Chinese martial artist best remembered for teaching martial arts to the famous Chinese American martial artist, Bruce Lee. Yip Man is credited with teaching not only Bruce Lee but also many other students who went on to become martial arts masters. A biographical martial arts film titled Ip Man was inspired by his life and career.

 2 Yao Ming

Yao Ming
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Widely regarded as one of the greatest Chinese basketball players ever, Yao Ming represented the Houston Rockets of the NBA. Known as the Ming Dynasty in the US, Ming's popularity and success in the NBA made him a symbol of China. One of China's most popular sportsmen, Ming is also credited with introducing the Chinese Basketball Association to the world.

 3 Lin Dan

Lin Dan
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Famous As: Badminton Player
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Longyan

With 666 career wins, including two Olympic and two World Cup golds, Lin Dan is one of the veterans of Chinese badminton. He is the only player to achieve a Super Slam, winning all nine major badminton titles. Known for his fitness and attacking style, Dan retired at 37.

 4 Bolo Yeung

Bolo Yeung
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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: July 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
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 5 Li Ching-Yuen

Li Ching-Yuen
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Famous As: Herbalist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Chongqing, China
Died: May 6, 1933

 6 Jet Li

Jet Li
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Famous As: Actor, Martial artist
Birthdate: April 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Jet Li is one of the most popular Asian actors to have made it big in the American film industry. A martial artist and former Wushu champion, he won a national championship before retiring from competitive Wushu to focus on his acting career. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jet Li is closely associated with the Red Cross Society of China.

 7 Sun Yang

Sun Yang
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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: December 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hangzhou
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 8 Chen Long

Chen Long
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shashi District, Jingzhou, Hubei, China
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 9 Ip Ching

Ip Ching
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Famous As: one of five Grandmasters of the Ip Man (Yip Man) family
Birthdate: July 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foshan, China
Died: January 25, 2020

 10 Li Na

Li Na
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhan

Li Na is a Chinese former tennis player. A former world No. 2, Li Na won two Grand Slam singles titles over the course of her career. She achieved international recognition in 2011 after becoming the first Asian Grand Slam singles champion. In 2019, she became the first Asian-born player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

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 11 Gordon Liu

Gordon Liu
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Famous As: Played the lead role of San Te in The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Birthdate: August 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guangdong, China

 12 Wu Jing

Wu Jing
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Famous As: actor, film director
Birthdate: April 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beijing
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 13 Hou Yifan

Hou Yifan
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: February 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Xinghua, China

 14 Li Xuerui

Li Xuerui
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chongqing, China

 15 Wong Fei-hung

Wong Fei-hung
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Famous As: Physician, Acupuncturist
Birthdate: July 9, 1847
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Foshan
Died: March 25, 1924

 16 He Kexin

He Kexin
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 17 Xie Xingfang

Xie Xingfang
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 18 Fu Haifeng

Fu Haifeng
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jieyang, Guangdong, China

 19 Zhang Nan (badminton)

Zhang Nan (badminton)
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 20 Liu Xiang

Liu Xiang
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Famous As: hurdler, athletics competitor
Birthdate: July 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shanghai

 21 Wang Qiang

Wang Qiang
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: January 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tianjin, China

 22 Zhao Yunlei

Zhao Yunlei
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: August 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yichang, China

 23 Fan Zhendong

Fan Zhendong
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: January 22, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

 24 Lü Xiaojun

Lü Xiaojun
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: July 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hubei, China

 25 Ding Liren

Ding Liren
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: October 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wenzhou, China

 26 Shang Chunsong

Shang Chunsong
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China

 27 Cai Yun

Cai Yun
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

 28 Ma Long

Ma Long
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: October 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Anshan, China

 29 Liang Chow

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

 30 Xu Xin

Xu Xin
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: January 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xuzhou, China

 31 Wang Yan

Wang Yan
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 32 Ma Lin

Ma Lin
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: February 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shenyang, China

 33 Wang Zhizhi

Wang Zhizhi
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Famous As: basketball player
Birthdate: July 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beijing

 34 Gao Ling

Gao Ling
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: March 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhan, Hubei, China

 35 Lang Ping

Lang Ping
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Famous As: Volleyball player
Birthdate: December 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tianjin, China

 36 Zhang Jike

Zhang Jike
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: February 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Qingdao, China

 37 Wang Ruiji

Wang Ruiji
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: February 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: China

 38 Ding Ning

Ding Ning
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: June 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Daqing, Heilongjiang, China

 39 Ju Wenjun

Ju Wenjun
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: January 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

 40 Li Lingwei

Li Lingwei
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: January 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lishui, Zhejiang, China

 41 Li Ning

Li Ning
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: March 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liuzhou, China

 42 Zheng Saisai

Zheng Saisai
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Famous As: Tennis Player
Birthdate: February 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shaanxi, China

 43 Tang Xijing

Tang Xijing
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 3, 2003
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangdong Province, China

 44 Han Aiping

Han Aiping
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: April 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wuhan, China
Died: October 16, 2019

 45 Ge Fei

Ge Fei
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Famous As: Badminton player
Birthdate: October 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nantong, Jiangsu, China

 46 Zhang Zhilei

Zhang Zhilei
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zhoukou, Henan, China

 47 Hou Yi

Hou Yi
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Famous As: Archer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: China

 48 Guo Jingjing

Guo Jingjing
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: October 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baoding, China

 49 Sun Yue

Sun Yue
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Famous As: basketball player
Birthdate: November 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cangzhou

 50 Chen Meng

Chen Meng
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: January 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Qingdao, Shandong, China