Chinese Female Sportspersons

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Li Na
(Chinese Former Professional Tennis Player and the First Grand Slam Singles Champion from Asia)
Li Na
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Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wuhan, China

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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Peng Shuai
(Tennis player known for being ranked the number one doubles player in November 2014)
Peng Shuai
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Birthdate: January 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Xiangtan, China
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Hou Yifan
(Chinese Chess Grandmaster and Second Highest Rated Female Player of All Time)
Hou Yifan
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Birthdate: February 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Xinghua, China

Hou Yifan is a Chinese chess player who won two gold medals at the 2010 Asian Games. Hou, who achieved the grandmaster title in 2008, is the second-highest-rated female chess player ever. Hou is also the youngest ever player to win the Women's World Chess Championship title. She is also regarded as the greatest female chess player of her generation.

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

Chinese tennis star Wang Qiang had begun playing tennis at the tender age of 9. She was initially trained in Japan and grew up idolizing Steffi Graf. Best known for her serve and her speed, she became the second-highest-ranked player from her country, after Li Na, when she ranked 12th in singles.

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Li Xuerui
(Chinese Professional Badminton Player)
Li Xuerui
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Birthdate: January 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chongqing, China

Former world number one in singles Li Xuerui has 14 Superseries titles in her kitty. She is also a former Olympic gold medalist. Known for her attacking stance, she ruled the badminton scene before an injury at the Rio Olympics interrupted her career. She retired from international badminton in 2019.

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

Retired badminton player Xie Xingfang is a former singles number one and a two-time world champion. She has won countless medals, including an Olympic silver, an Asian Games gold, and a World Cup gold. She was also known for her high-profile relationship with badminton sensation Lin Dan.

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Wang Yihan
(Silver Medalist Badminton player at the 2012 Summer Olympics)
Wang Yihan
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Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
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Qiyu Zhou
(Chess player)
Qiyu Zhou
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Birthdate: January 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jingzhou, China

Chinese-born Canadian chess sensation Qiyu Zhou grew up in countries such as France and Finland and began learning chess at age 3. She won the Finnish U-10 championship at 5 and won the World Youth Chess Championship at 14. Known for her Twitch livestreams as akaNemsko, she is also Canada’s first woman grandmaster.

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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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Lang Ping
(Chinese Former Volleyball Player, Coach and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Lang Ping
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Birthdate: December 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tianjin, China

One of the greatest volleyball players in history, Lang Ping gained the name Iron Hammer. The former Olympic gold medalist now coaches the Chinese national women’s volleyball team. Her story was one of the many featured in the Chinese sports movie Leap, which traced the country’s women’s volleyball history.

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

Apart from being a star badminton player, Zhao Yunlei is also a graduate degree holder from the Huazhong University. She created history by becoming the first and only badminton player with 2 Olympic gold medal wins in the same year, winning in both mixed doubles and women’s doubles in 2012.

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Chen Yufei
(Badminton player)
Chen Yufei
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Birthdate: March 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Named to the Forbes list of 30 Under 30 in Entertainment and Sports, from Asia, Chen Yufei was inspired to take up badminton while watching the 2008 Olympics as a 10-year-old. Now an Olympic gold medalist herself, she also has tons of other medals in her kitty, including two Sudirman Cup gold medals.

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

Regarded as one of the greatest doubles badminton players of China, Gao Ling is a 2-time Olympic gold medalist and a 4-time world champion. She has also earned an Olympic silver and bronze. She and her partner Huang Sui won a record 6 women’s doubles titles at the All-England Championships.

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

Eight-time world champion Ding Ning also has 4 Olympic medals, 3 of which are gold. The former Chinese table tennis sensation announced her retirement on Weibo in 2021. She is now pursuing a university course in physical education. She earned the unofficial title of the Queen of Hearts for her popularity.

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Zhu Ting
(Volleyball player)
Zhu Ting
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Birthdate: November 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dancheng, Zhoukou, Henan, China
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Ju Wenjun
(Chess player)
Ju Wenjun
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Birthdate: January 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Chinese chess Grandmaster and Woman Grandmaster Ju Wenjun is the reigning Women's World Chess Champion. The Shanghai-born chess sensation won secured the second place in the Asian Women’s Chess Championship at 13 and later also won an Asian Games gold. She became the Chinese women’s champion for the first time at 19.

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Li Wenwen
(Weightlifter)
Li Wenwen
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Birthdate: March 5, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: China

Olympic gold medalist Li Wenwen is one of the most well-known weightlifters of China. She is also a national champion, an Asian champion, and a world champion. She made headlines when she revealed that she had slept on the floor in the Olympic village in Tokyo, as she found the beds too soft.

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

Chinese table tennis player Chen Meng is the current world number 1 in singles. She also impressed her fans with her double gold wins at the Olympic debut in the Tokyo Olympics. She has countless other medals in her kitty, from all major championships, such as the Asian Games and the World Championships.

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Li Lingwei
(Badminton player)
Li Lingwei
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Birthdate: January 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lishui, Zhejiang, China
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Wang Shixian
(Chinese Former Professional Badminton Player)
Wang Shixian
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Birthdate: February 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Suzhou, China

Wang Shixian is a Chinese former professional badminton player. A former World No. 1, Wang won three gold medals at Asian Games. She also won the Sudirman Cup on three occasions. 

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He Bingjiao
(Badminton player)
He Bingjiao
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Birthdate: March 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lianyungang, China

He Bingjiao is a professional badminton player renowned for her performance in the 2015 Asian Junior Championships where she won two gold medals to add to her collection of two other gold medals won at the 2013 and 2014 Asian Junior Championships. Over the course of her career, Bingjiao has also won tournaments like the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup.

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Liu Shiwen
(Table Tennis Player)
Liu Shiwen
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Birthdate: April 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liaoning, China

Olympic gold medalist Liu Shiwen has also won 5 World Cup and 4 Asian Cup titles. She also has an Olympic silver in her kitty. One of the fastest players in the table tennis circuit, she has also been riddled with injuries, such as her elbow injury which took away most of 2020.

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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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Sun Yingsha
(Table tennis player)
Sun Yingsha
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Birthdate: November 4, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China

Olympic gold medalist table tennis player Sun Yingsha is also an Asian Games champion and a world champion. She created headlines when it came to light that she hadn’t been told about her grandmother’s death till the Tokyo Olympics ended, as she was already training for the games during the tragedy.

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

Chinese tennis player Zheng Saisai is not just a 2-time Olympian but also has five WTA doubles titles in her kitty. She began training in tennis at age 8, at the same academy where her mother worked. She is also known as Jaguar for her pace and footwork.

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

Guo Jingjing is a Chinese former diver best known for her performance at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics where she won two gold medals at each event. She has also won two Olympic silver medals and is currently tied with Wu Minxia for winning the most number of Olympic medals for any female diver.

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Zhang Shuai
(Tennis Player)
Zhang Shuai
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Birthdate: January 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
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Huang Yaqiong
(Badminton player)
Huang Yaqiong
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Birthdate: February 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhejiang, China

Huang Yaqiong is a Chinese professional badminton player best known for her achievements in doubles events. After winning the gold medal in the mixed doubles event at the 2018 World Championship, Huang went on to win another gold medal in the same event at the 2019 World Championships. She also has an Asian Championship gold medal under her belt.

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Ge Fei
(Badminton player)
Ge Fei
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Birthdate: October 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nantong, Jiangsu, China
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Han Aiping
(Badminton player)
Han Aiping
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Birthdate: April 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wuhan, China
Died: October 16, 2019
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Wang Xinyu
(Tennis player)
Wang Xinyu
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Birthdate: September 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shenzhen, China

Wang Xinyu is a Chinese professional tennis player who won the 2018 Australian Open Junior as well as Wimbledon Junior. After turning pro in 2018, Wang Xinyu has competed in Grand Slam events, such as the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.

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Zhang Ning
(Badminton player)
Zhang Ning
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Birthdate: May 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jinzhou, Liaoning, China

Zhang Ning is a Chinese retired professional badminton player who won the gold medal at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games, becoming the only female badminton player to win successive Olympic singles gold medals. A three-time winner at Asian Games, Zhang Ning has also represented China in international competitions like the Sudirman Cup and Uber Cup.

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Chen Qingchen
(Badminton player)
Chen Qingchen
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Birthdate: June 23, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Xingning, Guangdong, China

Chen Qingchen is a Chinese professional badminton player who specializes in doubles. Chen is best known for winning the silver medal in women's doubles at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 2017 world champion, Chen Qingchen also has two Sudirman Cup gold medals, two Uber Cup gold medals, and an Asian Championship title under her belt.

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Zheng Jie
(Chinese tennis player)
Zheng Jie
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Birthdate: July 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chengdu

Zheng Jie is a Chinese former professional tennis player who won four WTA singles titles during her illustrious career that spanned 12 years. One of the most celebrated tennis players from China, Zheng also won 15 doubles titles, including the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006. In 2008, she won an Olympic bronze along with her partner Yan Zi.

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Chen Lu
(Figure skater)
Chen Lu
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Birthdate: November 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Changchun, China
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Wang Junxia
(Long-Distance Runner)
Wang Junxia
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Birthdate: January 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jiaohe, Jilin, Jilin City, China

Wang Junxia is a Chinese retired long-distance runner who currently holds the world record for 3000-metre run. From 1993 to 2016, she was the world record holder for the 10,000-metre run. After winning the 1993 World Championships, Wang went on to win the gold medal at the 1994 Asian Games for 10,000 meters. She won an Olympic gold in 1996.

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Zhang Yining
(Table Tennis Player)
Zhang Yining
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Birthdate: October 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Zhang Yining is a Chinese retired table tennis player best known for winning four Olympic gold medals during her career. Regarded as one of the greatest female table tennis players of all time, Zhang won 10 World Championships and four World Cups. She is also one of the most celebrated and successful female players in the history of table tennis.

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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.

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Li Jiawei
(Table Tennis Player)
Li Jiawei
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Birthdate: August 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beijing, China

Li Jiawei is a Chinese-born retired Singaporean professional table tennis player who represented Singapore in the 2008 and 2012 OlympicS, winnsng a silver medal and a bronze medal, respectively. In 2010, she helped her team win the gold medal at the World Championships in Moscow. Li Jiawei announced her retirement after the 2012 Olympics in London.

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Yuan Xinyue
(Volleyball player)
Yuan Xinyue
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Birthdate: December 21, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chongqing, China

Yuan Xinyue is a Chinese professional volleyball player best known for helping her team win the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. Standing at 2.01 meters tall, Yuan is the tallest female volleyball player in the history of the women's national volleyball team in China. Yuan, who plays as a middle blocker, uses her impressive height to great advantage.

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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.

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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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Fu Mingxia
(Chinese Diver, Multiple Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion)
Fu Mingxia
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Birthdate: August 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wuhan, China

Fu Mingxia is a Chinese retired diver who won the platform-diving world championship title at the age of 12, becoming the youngest diving champion of all time. She is also one of the youngest diving champions at the Olympics, she won a gold medal at the age of 13 in Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Fu finished her career with four Olympic gold medals and two World Championships.

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Deng Yaping
(Former table tennis player, who won eighteen world championships including four Olympic championships between 1989 and 1997)
Deng Yaping
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Birthdate: February 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zhengzhou, China
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Li Xiaoxia
(Table tennis player)
Li Xiaoxia
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Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Anshan, Liaoning, China

Li Xiaoxia is a Chinese professional table tennis player best known for winning two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London. She then went on to win a gold medal and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics. Li Xiaoxia has also won nine World Championship titles and seven World Cups so far in her illustrious career.

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Wu Minxia
(Olympic Athlete)
Wu Minxia
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Birthdate: November 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Wu Minxia is a Chinese former professional diver who has five Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship titles, and five Asian Games gold medals under her belt. She has also won Olympic silver and bronze, which makes her one of the most successful female divers in the history of modern Olympics. Wu is also one of China’s most celebrated divers.

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Han Ying
(Table tennis player)
Han Ying
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Birthdate: April 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Liaoning, China

Though born in China, table tennis player Han Ying has been representing Germany in the game since 2010 and has even won the country an Olympic team silver medal. Among the few defensive players of the game, she also has 3 European Championship and 2 European Games gold medals in her kitty.

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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.