Li Na (Chinese: 李娜; pinyin: Lǐ Nà; born 9 March 1981 in Dandong, Liaoning)[1] is a Chinese épée fencer. She won a bronze medal in the women's team épée event at the 2000 Summer Olympics,[2][3] and won gold in the same event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Li Na
Born (1981-03-09) 9 March 1981 (age 43)
Dandong, China
NationalityChinese
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
CountryChina
SportFencing
Weaponépée
Handleft-handed
National coachDaniel Levavasseur
Retired2013
FIE rankingranking (archive)
Medal record
Women's épée
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Catania Individual
Silver medal – second place 2011 Catania Team

Li won the gold medal in the épée team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships, after beating France in the final. She accomplished this with her teammates Luo Xiaojuan, Zhang Li and Zhong Weiping. Li also reached fourth place in the individual épée event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, losing the play-off for third place 15–11 to Ildikó Mincza-Nébald of Hungary. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Li won gold in the women's team épée event with Xu Anqi, Luo Xiaojuan and Sun Yujie.

References

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  1. ^ "Biography" (in Chinese). Chinese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Li Na". DatabaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on 20 November 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Li Na Olympic Results". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2012.