Huang Shanshan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Huang.
Huang Shanshan
— Gymnast —
Country represented  China
Born (1986-01-18) January 18, 1986 (age 29)
Fujian
Hometown Fuzhou, Fujian
Height 156 centimetres (5 ft 1 in)
Discipline Trampolining

Huang Shanshan (simplified Chinese: 黄珊汕; traditional Chinese: 黃珊汕; pinyin: Huáng Shānshàn; born January 18, 1986 in Fujian) is a female Chinese trampoline gymnast who won Bronze in the individual competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, she finished in second place.

Career[edit]

At the 2003 Trampoline World Championships, Huang Shanshan entered the final competition in third place. Unfortunately, she fell during her third jump and wound up finishing 8th overall. Despite this disappointment, she was still the first Chinese trampolinist to make a World Championship final.

During the 2006 Trampoline World Cup, she won championships in two individual competitions held in Switzerland and Germany, achieving a historic breakthrough for Chinese trampolinists. A sport with great importance in the eyes of the General Administration of Sport, her breakthrough at the World Cup will increase her confidence as the Olympics approach. Her goal at the games is to at least medal, but she also wants to be in contention for gold. At the 2008 Olympic Games, though, she failed to get into the finals due to a fall in the qualification round.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, she placed second in the preliminary and final competition winning a silver medal.

Major achievements[edit]

  • 1998 National Champion's Tournament: First team, second individual
  • 1999 National Championship: First team/individual
  • 1999 National Champion's Tournament: First team, third individual
  • 1999 National Trampoline Championship, Tianjin: First women's team, fourth individual
  • 1999 Trampoline World Age Group Championship, South Africa: Second, age group
  • 2000 National Championship/National Champion's Tournament: First team, second individual
  • 2001 National Championship: First team/individual
  • 2001 National Champion's Tournament/National Games Finals: First team, eighth individual
  • 2001 Trampoline World Youth Championship, Sydney: Second, individual
  • 2001 Preliminaries of the 9th National Games (National Championship): First, individual
  • 2001 Trampoline World Age Group Championship, Denmark: First, individual (in women's age group of 15-16)
  • 2001 The Ninth National Games Finals: First, women's team
  • 2002 National Championship: First synchronized (with Zheng Xiaojun)
  • 2002 National Champion's Tournament: First team/individual
  • 2003 World Cup, France: Second individual
  • 2003 World Championship, Germany: Second team, eighth individual
  • 2004 Athens Olympics: Third, individual women's single jump, the first trampoline medal by a Chinese athlete in a trampoline event
  • 2005 National Championship: First, team
  • 2005 10th National Games: First, team/individual
  • 2006 Trampoline World Cup: First, individual
  • 2012 London Olympics: Silver

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