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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2004 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) CHN Xiao Qin
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 55
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) CHN Xiao Qin
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 46 r1/2
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

Special Notes