Chen Yibing

Chen Yibing (Chinese: 陈一冰; pinyin: Chén Yībīng; born 19 December 1984 in Tianjin) is a Chinese gymnast, a four-time world champion on still rings. Chen was part of the Chinese team that won the gold medal in the team event at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011 (no team competition in 2005 and 2009) and the Asian Games in 2006 and 2010. Since his international debut at the 2006 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, he was almost unbeatable on his specialist event, still rings, except to his teammate Yan Mingyong in 2009 and the Brazilian Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1] He became the 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011 world champions on still rings.

Chen Yibing
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Personal information
Full nameChen Yibing
Country represented China
Born (1984-12-19) December 19, 1984 (age 36)
Tianjin, China
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior
ClubChina National School
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Rings
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Rings
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Aarhus Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Aarhus Rings
Gold medal – first place 2007 Stuttgart Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Stuttgart Rings
Gold medal – first place 2010 Rotterdam Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Rotterdam Rings
Gold medal – first place 2011 Tokyo Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Tokyo Rings
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Rings
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Rings

Chinese gymnastics head coach Huang Yubin questioned Chen's position at the 2012 Summer Olympics, He was quoted as saying that "because of the ugly behaviors of the judges, it has hurt Chinese Gymnast, as well as being a humiliation to this event."[2] According to Xinhua News, Huang also called the night a "dark night in the history of gymnastics".[3] H.[4][5]

Chen was also a member of the 2008 Beijing Olympics team and won gold for China in men's team gymnastics as well as gold on the Rings. His still rings performance was described as 'perfect' and 'textbook-worthy', highly acclaimed for its precision and high level of difficulty.

He is a student at the Beijing Normal University, the present captain of the men's Chinese gymnastic team and currently has 8 world titles and 3 Olympics gold medals.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Results - Official 2012 Olympics Website
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-08-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://news.xinhuanet.com/sports/2012-08/07/c_123543675.htm
  4. ^ http://esportes.terra.com.br/ginastica/em-sp-tecnico-de-zanetti-rebate-protesto-chines-quotnao-existe-rouboquot,7109d8ed535ba310VgnCLD200000bbcceb0aRCRD.html
  5. ^ http://olimpiadas.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2012/08/08/tecnico-de-chines-derrotado-divulga-comunicado-e-diz-que-ouro-de-zanetti-foi-um-roubo.htm

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