Xiao Qin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xiao.
Xiao Qin
— Gymnast —
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Personal information
Full name Xiao Qin
Country represented  People's Republic of China
Born (1985-01-12) January 12, 1985 (age 29)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Hometown Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Height 1.64m
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Head coach(es) Huang Yubin
Assistant coach(es) Jin Weiguo

Xiao Qin (simplified Chinese: 肖钦; traditional Chinese: 肖欽; pinyin: Xiào Qīn; born January 12, 1985 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is a male Chinese gymnast. He specializes in the horizontal bar and parallel bars, but is best known for his work on the pommel horse for which he has won Olympic, world, national, East Asian Games, and World Cup titles. He joined the Chinese National Team in 1999 and is part of the People's Liberation Army.

Competitive highlights[edit]

He has qualified for two Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Xiao Qin was one of the favorites for the Olympic title on pommel horse, but his dreams were shattered when he fell during the qualification round. He qualified for the horizontal bar event final but placed 6th. It was also a disappointing Olympics for his team favored to win gold but instead finished 5th. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he redeemed himself by winning gold on the pommel horse along with gold for his team.

Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2001 World Championships Ghent Team 5 165.260 7 218.296
Pommel Horse 2 9.775
2002 World Championships Debrecen Pommel Horse 2 9.750 2 9.737
2003 World Cup/Series Thessaloniki Pommel Horse 4 9.025 4 9.100
World Championships Anaheim Team 1 171.996 3 225.119
Pommel Horse 7 9.350
2004 World Cup/Series Ghent Pommel Horse 1 9.925
Parallel Bars 7 9.325
Horizontal Bar 3 9.612
Glasgow Pommel Horse 1 9.900
World Cup/Series Final Birmingham Pommel Horse 1 9.825
Horizontal Bar 8 8.200
Olympic Games Athens Team 5 171.257 4 229.507
Pommel Horse 44 9.337
Horizontal Bar 6 9.737 4 9.750
2005 World Championships Melbourne All around 56 28.974
Pommel Horse 1 9.850 1 9.800
Horizontal Bar 6 9.362 2 9.687
Parallel Bars 19 9.487
2006 World Cup/Series Final São Paulo Pommel Horse 1 16.100
World Cup/Series Shanghai Pommel Horse 1 16.300
Ghent Pommel Horse 1 15.975
World Championships Aarhus Team 1 277.775 1 372.250
All around 193 61.875
Pommel Horse 1 16.025 1 16.175
Horizontal Bar 86 14.250
Parallel Bars 11 15.675
2007 World Cup/Series Shanghai Pommel Horse 1 15.325
Horizontal Bar 3 15.475
World Championships Stuttgart Team 1 281.900 1 374.275
All around 131 77.225
Pommel Horse 1 16.300 1 16.275
Horizontal Bar 12 15.100
Parallel Bars 14 15.875
Floor Exercise 98 14.300
2008 World Cup/Series Tianjin Pommel Horse 1 16.375
Olympic Games Beijing Team 1 286.125 1 374.675
All around 46 76.700
Pommel Horse 1 15.875 1 16.175
Horizontal Bar 56 14.375
Parallel Bars 18 15.150
Floor Exercise 56 14.375

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