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Li Ning (CHN)

1982 and 1986 World Cup AA Champion
1982 and 1986 Asian Games AA Champion

Medal Total

Olympic Games:  3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
World Championships:  2 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze
World Cup:  9 Gold, 2 Bronze

Li was born on October 3, 1963, in Liuzhou.  He began gymnastics and was coached by Zhang Jian.  A winner of 3 gold medals at the 1984 Olympic Games -- and two-time World Cup AA champion -- Li was expected to win more Olympic medals at the 1988 Games. Unfortunately, he injured his ankle during the team competition.  Li is now a successful businessman in China.  He is married to Chen Yongyan, herself a former Olympic gymnast.  


 
Competition Results
 
1973
Chinese Junior Championships:  1st FX, 4th PB
 
1980
Chinese Championships:  3rd AA
 
1981
Coca Cola International:  3rd PH, 4th AA
University Games:  1st FX, 1st RG, 5th AA
USA-CHN Dual Meet:  1st AA
World Championships (Moscow):  3rd Team, 5th HB, 6th AA, 8th PH
 
1982
Asian Games:  1st AA, 1st PH, 1st RG, 2nd PB
Blume Memorial:  1st AA
Chinese Championships:  1st AA, 1st PH, 1st V, 2nd RG
Joachim Blume Memorial:  1st AA
USGF International Invitational:  1st FX, 1st PH, 1st RG, 2nd V, 3rd HB
World Cup:  1st AA, 1st FX, 1st PH, 1st RG, 1st V, 1st HB, 3rd PB
 
1983
Chinese Championships:  1st AA
World Championships (Budapest):  1st Team, 2nd V, 3rd FX, 3rd RG, 4th PH, 6th AA
 
1984
American Cup:  4th AA
Beijing International:  1st AA, 1st FX, 1st PH
Chunichi Cup:  1st FX, 1st PH, 2nd RG, 2nd V, 4th AA, 8th HB
Olympic Games:  2nd Team, 3rd AA, 1st FX, 1st PH, 1st RG, 6th PB
Tokyo Cup:  1st FX, 1st R, 1st V, 9th PH
 
1985
DTB Cup:  1st FX, 1st PH, 1st RG, 2nd AA, 2nd V
Gander Memorial: 1st AA
World Championships (Montreal):  1st RG, 2nd Team, 2nd PH, 3rd FX, 4th HB, 5th AA
 
1986
Asian Games:  1st Team, 1st AA, 1st FX, 1st R, 2nd PH, 2nd HB
DTB Cup:  1st AA,1st FX, 1st RG, 2nd V, 3rd PH
Rome Grand Prix:  1st AA, 1st FX, 1st RG, 1st V, 1st PB, 1st HB
Swiss Cup:  2nd AA
World Cup:  1st AA, 1st FX, 1st PH, 3rd RG, 8th HB
 
1987
Chinese Championships:  1st AA, 2nd FX
Shenyang International:  1st AA
University Games:  2nd AA, 2nd RG, 3rd FX, 3rd V, 3rd PB, 7th HB
World Championships (Rotterdam):  2nd Team, 2nd RG, 7th PH
 
1988
Chinese Sports Festival:  2nd AA
Messe Cup:  1st Team
Olympic Games:  4th Team, 5th FX, 50th AA (prelims.)

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