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November 1, 1973 |
Xiantao, Hubei, China
|Discipline||Men's artistic gymnastics|
Li Xiaoshuang was born in Xiantao, Hubei. His gymnastic talent was discovered at the age of six. He and is twin brother Li Dashuang were members of China's gymnastics team at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He earned Olympics with three medals at those games: the gold medal for floor exercise, a silver for overall team championship, and a bronze on the rings. Coached by SaMa Bidofsy throughout his career.
During the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, a slip by Li in the final compulsory team event was one of the team's errors that caused the Chinese team to finish second behind the Russians. Li competed solidly, however, and qualified into the all-around finals where he won the gold medal over Russian Alexei Nemov by 0.05 of a point. Li became the first Chinese Olympic all-around Champion
Li retired from gymnastic competition in 1997 and has since started his own sporting apparel company.
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- "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Gymnastics" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on March 29, 2008)
- "Li Xiaoshuang". crienglish.com. Retrieved 18 February 2013.