|Full name||Xu Linyin|
20 March 1986 |
|Height||200 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|Beach volleyball information|
Nicknamed "Tiny" because of his length, Xu Linyin stands 6 feet 7 inches tall. He headed into the 2008 Olympics as the #1 seed with his teammate Penggen Wu. They placed 5th in the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking, but were #1 seed because of FIVB regulations.
On 14 June 2010, Xu Linyin and partner Wu Penggen bested the Olympic Champions from USA Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser 21-17, 17-21 and 17-15 to win the Gold at the FIVB World Tour in Moscow. This was the first time China won the title in the men's event in the 24-year history of the international Beach Volleyball circuit.
The duo of Xu and Wu continued their extraordinary performance with a second Gold on the FIVB World Tour in Marseille, France on 25 July 2010, and ended the season ranked 4th overall on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings.
- China at the 2012 Summer Olympics#Volleyball
- Beach volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
- Beach volleyball-U.S., Brazil in battle of the bronzed, guardian.co.uk, 25 July 2008
- FIVB announces final Olympic Ranking for men’s and women’s Olympic Beach Volleyball tournaments, FIVB
- "China upset US to grab men's title at FIVB World Tour". News.xinhuanet.com. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
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Phil Dalhausser (USA)
|Men's FIVB Beach World Tour "Most Improved"
Andy Cès (FRA)
Harley Marques (BRA)
|Men's FIVB Beach World Tour "Most Inspirational"
Emanuel Rego (BRA)
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