Thursday, 2 August 2012

Yibing Chen

Name: Yibing Chen

Born: December 19, 1984 in Tianjin, China

Chen Yibing 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. He became the 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011 world champions on still rings.

He 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 in Beijing Normal University now.
He is now the captain of the Chinese gymnastics Men's team.
He now has 8 world titles and 3 Olympics gold medals under his belt.

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