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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) CHN Li Ning
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
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) CHN Li Ning
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 50 r1/2
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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