Zhang Xi (beach volleyball)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.
Zhang Xi
Zhangxi olympics2008.jpg
Xi standing on a beach volleyball court
Personal information
Born 19 April 1985
Nantong, Jiangsu[citation needed]

Zhang Xi (born 19 April 1985 in Jiangsu) is a Chinese female beach volleyball player, measuring 183 centimetres (6 ft 0 in) in height.[1] She won the gold medal in the women's team competition at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, partnering with comparator Xue Chen.

Zhang Xi in 2002 and 2003 she played each game she was scheduled to play. In 2004, she moved on to start playing full-time in the Swatch FIVB World Tour. In 2006 she had Xue Chen as her partner to begin the SWATCH tournament season. After finishing the tournament she went back to study at the Physical Education Unit of Jiang Su Province in China .[2] Zhang Xi in 2011 was awarded for FIVB Best Defensive Player and in 2008 she was awarded FIVB Most Outstanding player.[3]

The duo of Zhang and Xue won a gold medal from the FIVB World Tour Women's Final in Åland, Finland on 21 August 2010,[4] Also Zhang Xi and Xue Chen had a breaking record of gold-medal, winning-streak at Brazil's FrançaSilva duo on the same day. Then Zhang and Xue had won in 4th overall on the 2010 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings. Together with her partner Xue Chen, Zhang Xi in 2012 won the 4th place at the London Olympics.[2]

Playing partners[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federation Internationale de Volleyball". Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Xi Zhang". Beach Volleyball Database. copyright. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ name=Drizzy_24>"Xi Zhang". Beach Volleyball Database. copyright. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=489464.html
Awards
Preceded by
 Larissa França (BRA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Best Defender"
2010
Succeeded by
 Misty May-Treanor (USA)
Preceded by
 Kerri Walsh (USA)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Most Outstanding"
alongside United States Misty May-Treanor

2008
Succeeded by
 Juliana Felisberta (BRA)