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Li Ning

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLi•Ning
Used nameLi•Ning
Name orderOriental
Original name李•寧
Born10 March 1963 in Laibin, Guangxi (CHN)
Measurements164 cm / 58 kg
NOC(s) People's Republic of China

Biography

The first Olympic star from China, gymnast Li Ning won six Olympic medals at the 1984 Olympics, with gold medals in the rings, pommelled horse and floor. In addition, he won silver in the team all-around and the horse vault, and a bronze in the individual all-around. Li also won 11 World Championship medals, including world titles in the rings (1985) and the team all-around (1983). Retiring after the 1988 Olympics, Li founded Li Ning Company Ltd., a sports shoes and apparel manufacturer, which has since become one of the leading brands in China. During the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympics, Li was the last torchbearer, and allowed to light the Olympic Flame, doing so being lifted into the air with cables.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing People's Republic of China    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic People's Republic of China 2 Silver
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic =2 Silver
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 6
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic =34 r1/1
  Rings, Men Olympic =1 Gold
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic =1 Gold
1988 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 50 r1/2 Representing People's Republic of China    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic People's Republic of China 4
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 5
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 86 r1/1
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic =84 r1/1
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic =12 r1/1
  Rings, Men Olympic =39 r1/1
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic =43 r1/1

Olympic family relations

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