Zhang Hongtao

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Zhang Hongtao
Full name Zhang Hongtao
Country represented  China
Born (1986-04-09) April 9, 1986 (age 31)
Xi'an, Shaanxi
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior
Years on national team Since 2005
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Hongtao (Chinese: 张宏涛), born on April 9, 1986, is a Chinese gymnast. He is a specialist on the pommel horse.

Gymnastics career[edit]

In Chinese national level competition, Zhang has made many achievements for the Shanghai team. He earned a bronze medal on pommel horse at the 10th Chinese national games and was selected a national team member since then. He also won gold in the 2007 national championships, and a silver on the same appraratus at the 11th Chinese national games in 2009, behind multiple world pommel horse champion Xiao Qin.[1]

Zhang's first international competition was the 2005 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. He qualified 3rd into the pommel horse event final with a score of 9.712.[2] In the event final, he scored 9.475 and finished 6th on pommel horse.[3] In 2009, Zhang became the world champion on pommel horse in the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, qualified first into the event final and finished with a score of 16.200.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "全运会体操单项赛陈一冰失金 肖钦力压张宏涛卫冕". 中国体育报. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ "List of Qualifiers Apparatus". Gymnastics Results. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  3. ^ "38th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Men". Gymnastics Results. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  4. ^ "体操世锦赛中国终获首金 鞍马张宏涛力挫群雄夺冠". 新浪体育. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 

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