Huang Qiushuang

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Huang Qiushuang
— Gymnast —
Huang Qiushuang.jpg
Personal information
Full name 黄秋爽 (Huang Qiushuang)
Country represented  China
Born (1992-05-28) May 28, 1992 (age 23)
Xiangfan, Hubei
Height 154 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior
Head coach(es) Lu Shanzhen
Music Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
Eponymous skills stalder forward in L-grip with full turn to handstand, initiated on one arm before handstand (uneven bars)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Huang.

Huang Qiushuang (Chinese: 黄秋爽; pinyin: Huáng Qiūshuăng), born on 28 May 1992, is a Chinese gymnast.[1] She is an individual all-arounder known for her clean form and artistry.[2] She was a part of the Chinese team for the London 2012 Olympic Games.[3]

Gymnastics career[edit]

Huang started gymnastics training at the age of 5. In junior competition during 2005 and 2006, Huang won championship titles at the Chinese national level in vault, uneven bars, balance beam, all-around, and with her team. Huang represented the province of Guangdong in national level competition. At the 2008 national championships, she obtained gold with the team. At the 2009 national championships, she obtained silver in the all-around, bronze on the floor, and bronze with the team.[4]

At the international level, Huang represented China at the 2009 Japan Cup in July 2009. She won gold in the individual all-around ahead of Russian soon-to be stars Aliya Mustafina and Tatiana Nabieva, and gold in the team event with teammates He Kexin, Xiao Sha and Zhang Jing.[5]

At the 11th Chinese national games in September 2009, Huang participated as part of the Guangdong team, despite a lower leg injury.[6] She received a silver in the team event, where Guangdong was narrowly defeated by 0.125 points by the Shanghai team led by Sui Lu.[7] In the individual events, Huang qualified first in the all-around, second on the floor and third on the uneven bars. However, she did not earn any medals on floor (6th) and in the all-around (5th) due to errors, or on the uneven bars, having forfeited her uneven bars finals position to Guangdong teammate Wu Liufang.[8]

Huang did not attend the 2009 World Championships in London because of her injury.[6]

She participated in the 2010 Doha World Cup, where she won gold on uneven bars and silver on floor.[9][10]

At the 2010 World Championships, Huang won a bronze medal with the team and came fourth in the all-around. She qualified in second for the uneven bars final, but came sixth due to a fall.[11]

At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, Huang won gold medals with the team and on vault, and silver medals in the all-round and on uneven bars.[12]

At the 2011 World Championships, Huang won a bronze medal with the team and came fifth in the all-around. She also won her first individual World Championships medal on uneven bars by coming third in the event final.

At the 2012 Olympic Games, Huang was seventh on uneven bars in qualification, but did not qualify due to the two-per-country rule. She qualified in 10th place to the AA final. In the finals, she helped the Chinese team to a fourth-place finish and placed seventh in the all-around final.[13] She retired shortly after the London Olympics.

Competitive history[edit]

Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2012 Olympic Games London Team 4 174.430 3 176.637
All-Round 7 58.115 10 57.707
Uneven Bars 7 15.266
Balance Beam 28 13.866
Floor 38 13.575
2011 World Championships Tokyo Team 3 172.820 3 230.370
All-Round 5 57.432 7 56.932
Uneven Bars 3 14.833 4 14.900
Balance Beam 8 14.666
Floor 87 12.766
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou Team 1 234.150 - -
All-Round 2 58.050 1 59.000
Vault 1 14.787 1 14.900
Uneven Bars 2 15.825 2 15.850
Floor 5 12.975 2 13.900
World Championships Rotterdam Team 3 174.781 2 233.778
All-Round 4 58.366 5 58.065
Uneven Bars 6 14.400 2 15.666
World Cup Doha Uneven Bars 1 15.025 1 15.250
Balance Beam 7 12.600 4 13.325
Floor 2 13.850 1 13.575



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  2. ^ "QQ sports article (Chinese)". QQ Sports. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  3. ^ "黄秋爽是未来的"全能公主"?". IDoICan. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  4. ^ "Baidu - Huang Qiushuang". Baidu. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Japan and China win first Japan Cup". Japan Gymnastics Association. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  6. ^ a b "QQ sports article (Chinese)". QQ Sports. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  7. ^ "11th Chinese National Games - Women's team event results". 11th National Games of the Congo. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  8. ^ "Sina sports article (Chinese)". Sina. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  9. ^ "Doha 2010 Finals Results". FIG. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  10. ^ "Doha 2010 Finals Results (day 2)". FIG. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  11. ^ "Rotterdam 2010 Results". FIG. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  12. ^ "2010 Guangzhou asian games - Gymnastics results". Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
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  14. ^ "Doha 2010 Qualification Results" (PDF). FIG. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  15. ^ "Doha 2010 Women's Finals". Gymnastics Results. Retrieved 2010-03-25.