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Originally having participated in Olympics as the delegation of the Republic of China (ROC) from 1924 (Summer Olympics) to 1976 (Winter Olympics), China competed at the Olympic Games under the name of the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the first time in 1952, at the Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland, although they only arrived in time to participate in one event.[1] That year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allowed both the PRC and the Republic of China (which recently relocated to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War) to compete, although the latter withdrew in protest.[1] Due to the dispute over the political status of China, the PRC did not participate in the Olympics again until the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.[1] Their first appearance at the Summer Olympic Games after 1952 was the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States.[2][3]

China at the
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Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
237
Silver
195
Bronze
176
Total
608
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Republic of China (1924–1972)

The Chinese Olympic Committee in its current form was recognized in 1979.[1] Before the Chinese Civil War, athletes competed as the Republic of China (ROC) at the Olympics. The ROC continued to compete from 1952 (Summer Olympics) to 1976 (Winter Olympics), but only representing athletes from the island of Taiwan (although the football team members of ROC in the 1960 Olympic Games were overwhelmingly Hong Kongers). The dispute over use of the name China resulted in the PRC boycotting the Games completely during these years. In 1979, the International Olympic Committee passed a resolution for the ROC team to be designated Chinese Taipei, and this opened the door for the PRC to finally join the Olympic movement.[1]

Hong Kong has had a distinct National Olympic Committee since 1950 and has competed at the Games since 1952.[4] After the territory was returned to the PRC and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was created in 1997, this arrangement has continued, with Hong Kong competing independently from the rest of the nation under the name Hong Kong, China.[4]

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Hosted GamesEdit

The People's Republic of China has hosted the Games on one occasion, with a second Games scheduled for 2022. Beijing will be the first city to host both Summer and Winter Olympics.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing 8 – 24 August 204 10,942 302
2022 Winter Olympics Beijing 4 – 20 February

Medal tablesEdit

*Red border color indicates tournament held on home soil.
 
Number of medals won by China at Olympic summer games in 1952 and from 1984 to 2012.
 
Number of medals won by China at Olympic winter games from 1980 to 2012.

Medals by summer sportEdit

Chinese athletes have won medals in most of the current Summer Olympics sports.
The exceptions are triathlon, equestrian, rugby and water polo.

  Leading in that sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Diving40191069
  Weightlifting3115854
  Gymnastics [5]29212272
  Table tennis2817853
  Shooting22151956
  Badminton1881541
  Swimming13191143
  Athletics8101432
  Judo831122
  Taekwondo71210
  Fencing47314
  Boxing33612
  Volleyball3126
  Wrestling23712
  Sailing2316
  Canoeing2002
  Archery1629
  Rowing1449
  Cycling1337
  Tennis1012
  Synchronized swimming0325
  Basketball0112
  Beach volleyball0112
  Field hockey0101
  Football0101
  Modern pentathlon0101
  Softball0101
  Golf0011
  Handball0011
Totals (29 sports)224167155546

Medals by winter sportEdit

Chinese athletes have won medals in 6 out of 15 current Winter Olympics sports.
Most of the golds and half of the medals come from the sport of short track speed skating.

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Short track speed skating1015833
  Freestyle skiing16411
  Figure skating1348
  Speed skating1348
  Snowboarding0101
  Curling0011
Totals (6 sports)13282162

HistoryEdit

Early appearance and hiatusEdit

After the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, PRC sent a delegation to the Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. The Chinese delegation (including athletes and officials) consisted of 38 men and 2 women,[6] including the men's football team, the men's basketball team, and one swimmer. Only the swimmer arrived in time to take part in the official competition, and the football team played two friendly matches.[7] The Chinese stayed ten days in Helsinki and participated in the closing ceremony. The Republic of China's (ROC) team withdrew from the Games on July 17 in response to the IOC's decision to allow both PRC and ROC sportsmen and women to compete.[8] This marked the beginning of the "two Chinas" conflict in the Olympic Movement, which resulted in the Chinese Olympic Committee's withdrawal from the IOC in August 1958.

In the 1970s, China normalized her relations with the United States through Ping Pong Diplomacy, and established diplomatic relations with the United States on January 1, 1979. The normalization finally led to the Chinese Olympic Committee's return to the IOC on October 25, 1979.[6] Just three months later, China participated in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, USA, its first appearance in 28 years since the 1952 Summer Olympics. China boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics at Moscow, USSR. Since the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, China has participated in all subsequent Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics.

Summer GamesEdit

Sports summaryEdit

Till 2012, China won three-quarters of all gold medals (152 out of 201) and two-thirds of all medals (311 out of 473) in six sports: table tennis, badminton, diving, gymnastics, weightlifting, and shooting.

China recently dominated the gold medals in three of them, table tennis, badminton and diving. China won all golds four times in table tennis and one time in badminton, and won three-quarters of all diving golds since 1992.

The total dominance in table tennis and badminton also leads to negative consequences. Due to the low participations among non-Asian countries, these two sports may lose their positions in the Summer Olympics just like baseball and softball did after 2008.

While through the years, Chinese athletes got many breakthroughs in other sports that are traditionally China's weak sports. Among them, swimming is the potential one that may get into top five sports of China in the near future.

1984Edit

China won 15 golds and ranked 4th at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The good result was partly due to the boycott of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries.

Xu Haifeng won the first-ever gold medal for China in the shooting event of 50 m Pistol. It was called "a break through zero" - an event that brought great joy to the whole Chinese nation.[9]

Li Ning won six medals in gymnastics, 3 golds, 2 silvers, and 1 bronze, earning him the nickname "Prince of Gymnasts" in China.[10] Six medals in a single Olympics is still the record for any Chinese athlete.

Chinese women's volleyball team defeated USA women's team in the final and won China's first ball-game gold medal.

1988Edit

China won 5 golds and ranked 11th at the 1988 Summer Olympics at Seoul, South Korea. The drop from 1984 was due to the return of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries.

Li Meisu won China's first medal in athletics.

China also won first medals in rowing. A silver in women's coxed fours and a bronze in women's eights

1992Edit

China won 16 golds and ranked 4th at the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona, Spain.

Chen Yueling won China's first athletics gold medal in women's 10 km walk.

Chinese female swimmers glittered with 4 golds and 5 silvers. But the success was later shadowed by the doping incident of Chinese swimmers just two years later at the 1994 Asian Games, although none of the medalists in 1992 was involved in the 1994 incident.

Deng Yaping won two table tennis golds in women's singles and women's doubles. IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch presented the gold medal to her after a promise made a year ago at 1991 World Table Tennis Championships.

Zhuang Xiaoyan won China's first judo gold medal in women's +72kg.

Zhang Xiaodong won silver medal in women's board (lechner), China's first medal in sailing.

Chinese women's basketball team lost final to Unified team, winning silver medal, China's best result in basketball.

1996Edit

China won 16 golds and ranked 4th again at the 1996 Summer Olympics at Atlanta, USA.

Fu Mingxia won two diving golds in women's 3 m springboard and women's 10 m platform, becoming the first female diver to accomplish this feat since 1960.

Deng Yaping won two golds in table tennis again, making her the first Chinese athlete to defend two events and win four Olympic gold medals. IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch presented the gold medal to her again after a promise made four years ago at 1992 Olympics.

Liu Guoliang also won two table tennis golds in men's events. China won all four golds in table tennis for the first time.

Wang Junxia won gold in women's 5000 m and silver in women's 10000 m.

Chinese women's football team lost final to the USA team, winning silver medal, China's first medal in football.

2000Edit

China won 28 golds and ranked 3rd at the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney, Australia.

Wang Nan won two golds in table tennis, China again won all four golds in table tennis.

Chen Zhong won China's first taekwondo gold medal in women's +67kg.

Jiang Cuihua won bronze in women's track time trial, China's first medal in cycling. No ball-games team entered the final four, the worst performance China's since Olympic history.

2004Edit

China won 32 golds and ranked 2nd at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens, Greece.

Liu Xiang became the first Chinese male athlete to win gold medal in an Olympic track event, 110 m hurdles, equaling the world record of 12.91 seconds. He became the China's flag bearer at the closing ceremony. Liu broke the world record with 12.88 seconds two years later in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Wang Yifu participated the Olympics for the record six consecutive times. He won gold in 10 m air pistol, his second gold and fourth medal in the event.

Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun won China's first canoeing gold medal in men's C-2 500 m.

Li Ting and Sun Tiantian won China's first tennis gold medal in women's doubles.

Wang Xu won China's first wrestling gold medal in women's freestyle 72 kg.

Chinese women's volleyball team come back from 0-2 deficit to defeat Russia women's team 3-2 in the final, winning China's second ball-game gold medal after 20 years.

2008Edit

As host country, China won 48 golds, 22 silvers and 30 bronze, total 100 medals, ranked 1st at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Guo Jingjing won two golds in diving, becoming the first Chinese diver to defend two events successfully.

Zhang Yining won two golds in table tennis, becoming the second Chinese table tennis player to defend two events successfully after Deng Yaping.

Ma Lin also won two table tennis golds in men's events. China won all four golds in table tennis for the third time.

Zhong Man won China's first men's fencing gold in men's sabre, 24 years after Luan Jujie won China's first women's fencing gold in 1984.

Zhang Juanjuan won China's first archery gold in women's individual, breaking the long-time Korean dominance in the sport.

Zou Shiming and Zhang Xiaoping won China's first boxing golds in men's events.

Yin Jian won China's first sailing gold in sailboard event in women's sailboard.

China won first rowing gold in women's quadruple sculls.

Chinese gymnasts won 11 golds, the best in history. Zou Kai won 3 golds in one team event and two individual events.

China's top star Liu Xiang pulled out of the first round of 110 m hurdles due to injury.

2012Edit

China won 38 golds and finished 2nd at the 2012 Summer Olympics at London, Great Britain.

Sun Yang, the men's 1500 m freestyle world-record-holder before the Olympics, became the first Chinese male swimmer to win gold in Olympics. He won two golds in men's 400 m freestyle and men's 1500 m freestyle, breaking the Olympic record and his own world record respectively.

Ye Shiwen became the first Chinese female swimmer to win two golds in a single Olympics. She won golds in women's 200 m medley and women's 400 m medley, breaking the Olympic record and world record respectively.

Chen Ding won gold in men's 20 km walk, becoming the second Chinese male athlete to win Olympic athletics gold medal after Liu Xiang did in 2004.

Chen Ruolin won two golds in diving, becoming the second Chinese diver to defend two events successfully after Guo Jingjing.

Wu Mingxia won diving gold in women's sync 3m springboard, becoming the only Chinese athlete to win three gold medals in a single event. She also won gold in women's 3m springboard, giving her all three medals in three participations in this event after silver in 2004 and bronze in 2008.

Zou Kai won two golds in gymnastics, becoming the only Chinese athlete to win five gold medals in Olympics.

Xu Lijia won gold in women's laser radial class, China's first gold medal in the sailboat event of sailing. She later became the China's flag bearer at the closing ceremony.

Lin Dan won badminton gold in men's singles, becoming the first athlete to defend the men's singles title in Olympic badminton history.

Zhao Yunlei won two golds in two badminton double events, becoming the only athlete to win two badminton gold medals in a single Olympics.

Cao Zhongrong won silver in men's event of modern pentathlon, China's first medal in the sport.

Chinese table tennis team won all four golds for the fourth time. Chinese badminton team won all five golds for the first time, but was a little shadowed by the disqualification of China's top seed women's double duo for not using best efforts.

China's top star Liu Xiang pulled out of the first round of 110 m hurdles due to injury again. Two of his three pull-outs in 12 years' career came from two Olympics first round heats.

No Chinese ball-game teams entered the final four, the worst performance in Chinese Summer Olympics history.

2016Edit

China won 26 golds and ranked 3rd at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sun Yang won a gold medal in men's 200 m freestyle, becoming the only Chinese male swimmer to have won gold in 2 olympic games.

Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi won China's first cycling gold medal in women's team sprint.

Feng Shanshan won China's first golf medal.

Chinese women's volleyball team won a third gold medal after 12 years.

Winter GamesEdit

Sports summaryEdit

China won medals in only 6 of the 15 Winter Olympics sports. Most of the golds and half of the medals come from short track speed skating.

1980-1988Edit

No medals

1992-1998Edit

Ye Qiaobo won China's first Winter Olympics medal in speed skating.

Chen Lu won consecutive bronze medals in 1994 and 1998, becoming the first Chinese figure skater to medal at the Winter Olympic Games.

2002Edit

Yang Yang (A) won first Winter Olympics gold medal in short track speed skating.

2006Edit

Han Xiaopeng, first male athlete to win Winter Olympics gold medal in freestyle skiing.

2010Edit

Wang Meng shined in short track speed skating with three golds.

Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo finally won figure skating gold in the event of pair skating after four participations.

Wang Bingyu and her team created history by winning the first curling Olympic medal for China in the women's tournament.

2014Edit

Zhang Hong won first Chinese gold medal in speed skating.

2018Edit

Liu Jiayu won first ever Olympic medal in snowboarding for China.

Wu Dajing became the first Chinese male short track speed skating Olympic champion by breaking the world record at the 500 metre event.

MedalistsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Since Chinese athletes are more likely to compete in more than one event in the sport of diving, gymnastics, table tennis, swimming, and more likely to compete in several Olympic games in the sport of shooting, most multiple medalists listed in the following three tables come from these five sports.

Among other six sports that may produce top multiple medalists, China may have breakthroughs in fencing and cycling, while chances are slim in athletics, canoeing, rowing and equestrian.

Multiple medalistsEdit

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least three gold medals or five medals at the Summer Olympics. Still active athletes are marked in bold.

Name Sport Years Played Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 or more Gold medals
Wu Minxia   Diving 2004–2016 4 F 5 1 1 7
Zou Kai   Gymnastics 2008–2012 2 M 5 0 1 6
Chen Ruolin   Diving 2008–2016 3 F 5 0 0 5
4 Gold medals
Guo Jingjing   Diving 1996–2008 4 F 4 2 0 6
Fu Mingxia   Diving 1992–2000 3 F 4 1 0 5
Wang Nan   Table tennis 2000–2008 3 F 4 1 0 5
Li Xiaopeng   Gymnastics 2000–2008 3 M 4 0 1 5
Deng Yaping   Table tennis 1992–1996 2 F 4 0 0 4
Zhang Yining   Table tennis 2004–2008 2 F 4 0 0 4
3 Gold medals
Li Ning   Gymnastics 1984–1988 2 M 3 2 1 6
Sun Yang   Swimming 2008-2016 3 M 3 2 1 6
Yang Wei   Gymnastics 2000–2008 3 M 3 2 0 5
Xiong Ni   Diving 1988–2000 4 M 3 1 1 5
Chen Yibing   Gymnastics 2008–2012 2 M 3 1 0 4
Zhang Jike   Table tennis 2012–2016 2 M 3 1 0 4
Li Xiaoxia   Table tennis 2012–2016 2 F 3 1 0 4
Ding Ning   Table tennis 2012–2016 2 F 3 1 0 4
Ma Lin   Table tennis 2004–2008 2 M 3 0 0 3
Ma Long   Table tennis 2012–2016 2 M 3 0 0 3
5 or more medals
Li Xiaoshuang   Gymnastics 1992–1996 2 M 2 3 1 6
Wang Yifu   Shooting 1984–2004 6 M 2 3 1 6
Wang Hao   Table tennis 2004–2012 3 M 2 3 0 5
Lou Yun   Gymnastics 1984–1988 2 M 2 2 1 5
Qin Kai   Diving 2008-2016 3 M 2 1 2 5
Huang Xuechen   Synchronized swimming 2008-2016 3 W 0 3 2 5

Multiple gold medalists at a single gameEdit

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least two gold medals at a single Summer Olympics. Order first by golds, then by sports, then by year.

Name Sport Year Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 Gold medals
Li Ning   Gymnastics 1984 M 3 2 1 6
Zou Kai   Gymnastics 2008 M 3 0 0 3
2 Gold medals
Badminton
Zhao Yunlei   Badminton 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Diving
Fu Mingxia   Diving 1996 F 2 0 0 2
Xiong Ni   Diving 2000 M 2 0 0 2
Guo Jingjing   Diving 2004 F 2 0 0 2
Guo Jingjing   Diving 2008 F 2 0 0 2
Chen Ruolin   Diving 2008 F 2 0 0 2
Chen Ruolin   Diving 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Wu Minxia   Diving 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Chen Aisen   Diving 2016 M 2 0 0 2
Shi Tingmao   Diving 2016 F 2 0 0 2
Gymnastics
Li Xiaopeng   Gymnastics 2000 M 2 0 0 2
Li Xiaopeng   Gymnastics 2008 M 2 0 0 2
Yang Wei   Gymnastics 2008 M 2 1 0 3
Xiao Qin   Gymnastics 2008 M 2 0 0 2
Chen Yibing   Gymnastics 2008 M 2 0 0 2
He Kexin   Gymnastics 2008 F 2 0 0 2
Zou Kai   Gymnastics 2012 M 2 0 1 3
Swimming
Sun Yang   Swimming 2012 M 2 1 1 4
Ye Shiwen   Swimming 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Table tennis
Deng Yaping   Table tennis 1992 F 2 0 0 2
Deng Yaping   Table tennis 1996 F 2 0 0 2
Liu Guoliang   Table tennis 1996 M 2 0 0 2
Wang Nan   Table tennis 2000 F 2 0 0 2
Zhang Yining   Table tennis 2004 F 2 0 0 2
Zhang Yining   Table tennis 2008 F 2 0 0 2
Ma Lin   Table tennis 2008 M 2 0 0 2
Li Xiaoxia   Table tennis 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Zhang Jike   Table tennis 2012 M 2 0 0 2
Ma Long   Table tennis 2016 M 2 0 0 2
Ding Ning   Table tennis 2016 F 2 0 0 2

Multiple medalists in a single eventEdit

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least three medals in a single event at Summer Olympics. Order first by medals, then by sport, then by golds.

Name Sport Event Years Played Gender Gold Silver Bronze Medal Total
4 Gold medals
Wu Minxia   Diving Women's Synchro 3m Springboard 2004–2016 4 F 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 4-0-0 4
4 medals
Wang Yifu   Shooting Men's 10 m air pistol 1984–2004 52 M 1992, 2004 1996, 2000 2-2-0 4
3 Gold medals
Chen Ruolin   Diving Women's Synchro 10m platform 2008–2016 3 F 2008, 2012, 2016 3-0-0 3
3 medals
Zou Shiming   Boxing Men's light flyweight 2004–2012 3 M 2008, 2012 2004 2-0-1 3
Fu Haifeng   Badminton Men's Doubles 2004–2016 4 M 2012, 2016 2008 2-1-0 3
Guo Jingjing   Diving Women's Synchro 3m Springboard 1996–2008 33 F 2004, 2008 2000 2-1-0 3
Guo Jingjing   Diving Women's 3m Springboard 1996–2008 33 F 2004, 2008 2000 2-1-0 3
Qin Kai   Diving Men's Synchro 3m Springboard 2008–2016 3 M 2008, 2012 2016 2-0-1 3
Wu Minxia   Diving Women's 3m Springboard 2004–2012 3 F 2012 2004 2008 1-1-1 3
Tan Liangde   Diving Men's 3m Springboard 1984–1992 3 M 1984, 1988, 1992 0-3-0 3
Li Xiaopeng   Gymnastics Men's parallel bars 2000–2008 3 M 2000, 2008 2004 2-0-1 3
Dong Dong   Gymnastics Men's Trampoline Individual 2008–2016 3 M 2012 2016 2008 1-1-1 3
Chen Jing4   Table tennis Women's singles 1988–2000 3 F 1988 1996 2000 1-1-1 3
Wang Hao   Table tennis Men's singles 2004–2012 3 M 2004, 2008, 2012 0-3-0 3
Huang Xuechen   Synchronized swimming Team 2008–2016 3 F 2012, 2016 2008 0-2-1 3
Sheng Zetian   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 57/58 kg5 1992–2000 3 M 1992, 1996, 2000 0-0-3 3
2 Wang Yifu competed at six Olympics games from 1984 to 2004. But 10 m air pistol was introduced to the Olympics after 1988. So he competed five times in the event. He ranked 15th in 1988 and ranked top two at the next four Olympics.
3 Guo Jingjing competed at four Olympics games from 1996 to 2008. She ranked 5th in the event of 10m platform diving in 1996 at the age of 15. After that, due to rapid increase of height and weight, she switched to more suitable springboard diving. She competed in two 3m springboard events in the next three Olympics and got six medals.
4 Chen Jing competed for China in 1988, and for Chinese Taipei in 1996 and 2000.
5 The category was 57 kg in 1992 and 1996 Olympics, and then changed to 58 kg in 2000.

Most appearancesEdit

This is a list of Chinese athletes who competed in at least four Summer Olympics. Still active athletes are marked in bold. Age 15- and 40+ are marked in bold.

Name Sport Gender Born Year Games Year First/Last Age Best Result Gold Silver Bronze Medal Total
6 appearances
Wang Yifu   Shooting M 1960 1984–2004 24–44 Gold 1992, 2004 1992, 1996, 2000 1984 2-3-1 6
5 appearances
Ye Chong   Fencing M 1969 1988–2004 19–35 Silver 2000, 2004 - 0-2-0 2
Tan Zongliang   Shooting M 1971 1996–2012 25–41 Silver 2008 0-1-0 1
4 appearances
Diving
Xiong Ni   Diving M 1974 1988–2000 14–26 Gold 1996, 2000x2 1988 1992 3-1-1 5
Guo Jingjing   Diving F 1981 1996–2008 15–27 Gold 2004x2, 2008x2 2000x2 4-2-0 6
Wu Minxia   Diving W 1985 2004–2016 19–31 Gold 2004, 2008, 2012x2, 2016 2004 2008 5-1-1 7
Badminton
Lin Dan   Badminton M 1983 2004–2016 21–33 Gold 2008, 2012 2-0-0 2
Fu Haifeng   Badminton M 1984 2004–2016 20–32 Gold 2012, 2016 2008 2-1-0 3
Athletics
Zhang Wenxiu   Athletics F 1986 2004–2016 18–30 Silver 2008,2016 2012 0-2-1 3
Shooting
Du Li   Shooting F 1982 2004–2016 22–34 Gold 2004, 2008 2016 2016 2-1-1 4
Zhu Qinan   Shooting M 1984 2004–2016 20–32 Gold 2004 2008 1-1-0 2
Chen Ying   Shooting F 1977 2004–2016 27–39 Gold 2008 2012 1-1-0 2
Wei Ning   Shooting F 1982 2004–2016 22–34 Silver 2004, 2012 0-2-0 2
Hu Binyuan   Shooting M 1977 2004–2016 27–39 Bronze 2008 0-0-1 1
Fencing
Luan Jujie6   Fencing F 1958 1984–1988, 2000, 2008 26–50 Gold 1984 1-0-0 1
Xiao Aihua   Fencing F 1971 1988–2000 17–29 5
2000
0-0-0 0
Wang Haibin   Fencing M 1973 1992–2004 19–31 Silver 2000, 2004 0-2-0 2
Li Na   Fencing F 1981 2000–2012 19–31 Gold 2012 2000 1-0-1 2
Basketball
Zheng Haixia   Basketball F 1967 1984–1996 17–29 Silver 1992 1984 0-1-1 2
Li Nan   Basketball M 1974 1996–2008 22–34 8
1996, 2004, 2008
0-0-0 0
Wang Zhizhi   Basketball M 1977 1996–2000, 2008–2012 19–35 8
1996, 2008
0-0-0 0
Chen Nan   Basketball F 1983 2004–2016 21–33 4
2008
0-0-0 0
Yi Jianlian   Basketball M 1987 2004–2016 17–29 8
2004, 2008
0-0-0 0
6 Luan Jujie competed for China in 1984, winning China's first Olympic fencing gold. She moved to Canada in 1985 and competed for Canada in 1988, 2000, and 2008.

Winter OlympicsEdit

Multiple medalistsEdit

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least two gold medals or three medals at the Winter Olympics. Still active athletes are marked in bold.

Name Sport Years Played Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 or more Gold medals
Wang Meng   Short track speed skating 2006–2010 2 F 4 1 1 6
Zhou Yang   Short track speed skating 2010–2018 3 F 3 0 0 3
Yang Yang (A)   Short track speed skating 1998–2006 3 F 2 2 1 5
3 or more medals
Wu Dajing   Short track speed skating 2014–2018 2 M 1 2 1 4
Shen Xue   Figure skating 1998–2010 4 F 1 0 2 3
Zhao Hongbo   Figure skating 1998–2010 4 M 1 0 2 3
Yang Yang (S)   Short track speed skating 1994–2002 3 F 0 4 1 5
Li Jiajun   Short track speed skating 1994–2006 4 M 0 2 3 5
Han Tianyu   Short track speed skating 2014–2018 2 M 0 2 1 3
Ye Qiaobo   Speed skating 1992–1994 2 F 0 2 1 3
Wang Chunlu   Short track speed skating 1998–2002 2 F 0 2 1 3

Multiple gold medalists at a single gameEdit

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least two gold medals at a single Winter Olympics. Order first by golds, then by sports, then by year.

Name Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 Gold medals
Wang Meng   Short track speed skating 2010 F 3 0 0 3
2 Gold medals
Yang Yang (A)   Short track speed skating 2002 F 2 1 0 3
Zhou Yang   Short track speed skating 2010 F 2 0 0 2

Multiple medalists in a single eventEdit

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least three medals in a single event at Winter Olympics. Order first by medals, then by sport, then by golds.

Name Sport Event Years Played Gender Gold Silver Bronze Medal Total
3 medals
Shen Xue   Figure skating Pair skating 1998–2010 4 F 2010 2002, 2006 1-0-2 3
Zhao Hongbo   Figure skating Pair skating 1998–2010 4 M 2010 2002, 2006 1-0-2 3

Most appearancesEdit

This is a list of Chinese athletes who competed in at least four Winter Olympics. Still active athletes are marked in bold.

Name Sport Gender Born Year Games Year First/Last Age Best Result Gold Silver Bronze Medal Total
5 appearances
Zhang Hao   Figure skating M 1984 2002–2018 18–34 silver 2006 0-1-0 1
4 appearances
Shen Xue   Figure skating F 1978 1998–2010 20–32 Gold 2010 2002, 2006 1-0-2 3
Zhao Hongbo   Figure skating M 1973 1998–2010 25–37 Gold 2010 2002, 2006 1-0-2 3
Li Jiajun   Short track speed skating M 1975 1994–2006 19–31 Silver 1998, 2002 1998, 2002, 2006 0-2-3 5
Wang Manli   Speed skating F 1973 1994–2006 21–33 Silver 2006 0-1-0 1
Pang Qing   Figure skating F 1979 2002–2014 22–34 Silver 2010 0-1-0 1
Tong Jian   Figure skating M 1979 2002–2014 22–34 Silver 2010 0-1-0 1
Liu Xianying   Biathlon F 1977 1998–2010 21–33 7
1998, 2006
0-0-0 0

MilestonesEdit

Summer GamesEdit

Winter GamesEdit

FlagbearerEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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