Yang Yilin

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Yang Yilin
— Gymnast —
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Personal information
Full name Yang Yilin
Country represented  China
Born 1992[1][2][3]
Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Height 161 centimetres (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 45 kilograms (99 lb)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Head coach(es) Lu Shanzhen
Assistant coach(es) Liu Qunlin
Music Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20,
Yang Yilin
Traditional Chinese 楊伊琳
Simplified Chinese 杨伊琳
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yang.

Yang Yilin (born August 26, 1992 in Huadu, Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic all-around bronze medalist and a member of the gold medal winning Chinese Olympics gymnastics team. Yang was also the 2007 World Championships bronze medalist on the uneven bars.

Gymnastic career[edit]

In 2007, Yang was a member of the Chinese team for the World Championships. She won two medals: a silver with the Chinese team, and an individual bronze on the uneven bars. She also placed sixth in the all-around. Yang was also the all-around gold medalist at the 2007 Intercity Games, a national multi-sport event for teenagers aged 13 to 15 in China. In the spring of 2008, she led the Guangdong team to gold at the Chinese National Championships and claimed individual medals in the all-around, uneven bars, and floor exercise.

At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Yang won the bronze medal in the individual all-around final with a score of 62.650, a bronze in the uneven bars event final, and a gold in the team competition (contributing a 15.100 on vault and 16.800 on uneven bars).[4]

In 2009 and 2010, Yang represented China at the World Championships. She won a bronze medal with the team in 2010.

2008 age controversy[edit]

Competitive history[edit]

Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou Team 1 234.150 1 234.150
World Championships Rotterdam Team 3 174.781 2 233.778
World Cup/Series Ghent Balance Beam 2 14.100 4 14.100
2009 World Championships London All-around 6 56.575 8 55.500
Uneven Bars 19 13.925
Floor Exercise 34 13.025
Balance Beam 8 13.125 7 14.375
2008 World Cup/Series Stuttgart Uneven Bars 10 13.600
Floor Exercise 3 14.075 7 14.650
Balance Beam 3 15.075 7 14.650
Olympic Games Beijing Team 1 188.900 1 248.275
All-Around 3 62.650 3 62.350
Uneven Bars 3 16.650 1 16.650
World Cup/Series Tianjin Floor Exercise 2 15.275
Uneven Bars 1 16.925
2007 World Championships Stuttgart All-Around 6 60.025 9 59.700
Balance Beam 27 14.900
Floor Exercise 24 14.325
Team 2 183.450 2 241.175
Uneven Bars 3 16.150 4 16.000

Floor Music[edit]

  • 2007–2008 Bolero from Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
  • 2009 Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate
  • 2010 Laguan Gitarra by Agua Loca

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 according to Yang Yilin at Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique
  2. ^ Independent Television News (October 2, 2008). "Chinese gymnast declared old enough". Channel 4. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ 1993 according to Harris, Nick (August 19, 2008). "Gymnastics: Tweddle the loser as age doubts mar He's triumph". The Independent (London). Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Results – All Around Women's Individual Final". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. August 15, 2008. Retrieved August 15, 2008. 

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