Kevin Tan

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Kevin Tan
Kai Wen Tan at 2008 ToGS SJ 2.JPG
Personal information
Full name Kai Wen Tan
Alternative name(s) Kevin Tan
Country represented  United States
Born (1981-09-24) September 24, 1981 (age 35)
Fremont, California
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior
Club Team Chevron
Head coach(es) Randy Jepson
Assistant coach(es) Slava Boiko

Kai Wen "Kevin" Tan (simplified Chinese: 谭凯文; traditional Chinese: 譚凱文; pinyin: Tán Kǎiwén; born September 24, 1981) is an American artistic gymnast.

Early life[edit]

Tan was born in 1981 in Fremont, California, to immigrants from Taiwan. He graduated from Mission San Jose High School, Class of 2000.

He is of Chinese descent.[1] His Chinese and legal name is Kai Wen and that is the name he uses in international competition. He uses his English language name Kevin in domestic events and in his coaching at Penn State.

Career[edit]

At Penn State, Tan was a six time All-American. He won the NCAA team championship as a senior in 2004 and also won the individual titles in still rings in 2003 and 2004, thus becoming Penn State's first back-to-back NCAA champion on the still rings. He also earned All-American honors on the parallel bars (2002) and high bar (2003) during his career.

Following his graduation, he began working as an assistant coach of the Penn State men's gymnastics team.[2]

Tan was a member of the 2005, 2006, and 2007 U.S. teams to the World Gymnastics Championships and is a 3-time U.S. national champion on the still rings, his specialty.

Tan was named to the 2008 Olympic team and was selected as captain of the team.[3] Tan did not qualify for the event final for his signature event the rings.[4] During the finals on the last event the pommel horse, Tan scored 12.755. Fellow team member and original alternate Alexander Artemev secured the bronze medal with a score 15.350.[5]

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