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Xiao Qin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameXiao•Qin
Used nameXiao•Qin
Name orderOriental
Original name蕭•欽
Born1 January 1985 in ?, Jiangsu (CHN)
Measurements163 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsJiangsu, (CHN)
NOC(s) People's Republic of China

Biography

Although a good all-rounder, Xiao Qin’s performances on the pommel horse stand out. Débuting on the national team in 1999, Xiao medalled in the pommel horse at the 2001 and 2002 World Championships, both times behind Marius Urzică. Considered a contender for the 2004 Olympics, he shared in the general malaise of the Chinese gymnastics team at those Games, falling during his qualification exercise, thus ruining his chances of a final spot. But Xiao came back stronger the following year, earning his first world title in Melbourne 2005, followed by more golds in 2006 and 2007. He completed his palmarès with an Olympic title, won in front of his home crowd in Beijing. Earlier, he had already won the team all-around competition with the Chinese squad, something he also had done at the 2003, 2006 and 2007 Worlds.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
2004 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 55 CHN Xiao Qin
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic People's Republic of China 5
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 56 r1/1
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic =58 r1/1
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 38 r1/1
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 6
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic =41 r1/1
2008 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 46 r1/2 CHN Xiao Qin
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic People's Republic of China 1 Gold
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 56 r1/2
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 28 r1/2
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 18 r1/2
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 1 Gold

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