|Full name||Xu Linyin|
20 March 1986 |
|Height||200 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|Beach volleyball information|
Nicknamed "Tiny" because of his height, Xu Linyin stands 6 feet 7 inches tall. He headed into the 2008 Olympics as the #1 seed with his teammate Penggen Wu. They placed 5th in the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic Ranking, but were #1 seed because of FIVB regulations. Unfortunately they lost to the German pair of David Klemperer and Eric Koreng in the last 16.
On 14 June 2010, Xu Linyin and partner Wu Penggen bested the Olympic Champions from USA Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser 21-17, 17-21 and 17-15 to win the Gold at the FIVB World Tour in Moscow. This was the first time China won the title in the men's event in the 24-year history of the international Beach Volleyball circuit.
The duo of Xu and Wu continued their extraordinary performance with a second Gold on the FIVB World Tour in Marseille, France on 25 July 2010, and ended the season ranked 4th overall on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings.
- China at the 2012 Summer Olympics#Volleyball
- Beach volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
- Beach volleyball-U.S., Brazil in battle of the bronzed, guardian.co.uk, 25 July 2008
- FIVB announces final Olympic Ranking for men’s and women’s Olympic Beach Volleyball tournaments, FIVB
- "beach volleyball men results - Beach volleyball - Beijing 2008 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
- "China upset US to grab men's title at FIVB World Tour". News.xinhuanet.com. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
-  Archived 28 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Xu Linyin Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-02-11.
Phil Dalhausser (USA)
|Men's FIVB Beach World Tour "Most Improved"
Andy Cès (FRA)
Harley Marques (BRA)
|Men's FIVB Beach World Tour "Most Inspirational"
Emanuel Rego (BRA)
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