Xu Linyin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xu.
Xu Linyin
Personal information
Full name Xu Linyin
Nickname Tiny[1]
Born (1986-03-20) 20 March 1986 (age 31)
Shanghai, China
Hometown Hebei, China
Height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Penggen Wu
Previous teammates
Teammate Tours (points)
Qiang Xu 20 (488)

Xu Linyin (born 20 March 1986 in Shanghai) is a Chinese professional beach volleyball player.


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.[2] Unfortunately they lost to the German pair of David Klemperer and Eric Koreng in the last 16.[3]

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.[4] 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,[5] and ended the season ranked 4th overall on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Rankings.

At the 2012 Olympics, he and Wu did not qualify out of the pool stages.[6]

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Preceded by
 Phil Dalhausser (USA)
Men's FIVB Beach World Tour "Most Improved"
Succeeded by
 Andy Cès (FRA)
Preceded by
 Harley Marques (BRA)
Men's FIVB Beach World Tour "Most Inspirational"
Succeeded by
 Emanuel Rego (BRA)