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Li Ya : biography

June 13, 1988 -

Li Ya ( born June 13, 1988 in Bengbu, Anhui) is a former Chinese gymnast. She was a member of the Chinese team that won the team competition at the 2006 World Championships and was a member of the 2004 Olympic Team. During her career, she was an uneven bars and balance beam specialist.

Li Ya has two moves named after her in the Code of Points: the "Li Ya salto", which is a straddled Jaeger ½ release (which she usually connected to a sraddled Jaeger), and the "Li Ya dismount", which is an Arabian double-front in a piked position. She is the only Chinese female gymnast to have two moves named after her. Li retired from the national team in 2008.

Competitive history

2007 season

Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2007 World Cup/Series Maribor Balance Beam 2 14.350 8 14.000
Uneven Bar 1 16.025 1 15.500

2006 season

Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2006 World Championships Aarhus All Around 188 28.425
Balance Beam 65 13.975
Team 1 182.200 2 239.525
Uneven Bars 32 14.450
World Cup/Series Cottbus Balance Beam 4 14.800
Uneven Bars 1 15.800
World Cup/Series Ghent Uneven Bar 1 15.725
World Cup/Series Shanghai Balance Beam 2 15.450
World Cup/Series São Paulo Balance Beam 1 15.625
Uneven Bar 2 16.225

2004 season

Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2004 Olympic Games Athens All Around 65 28.412
Balance Beam 7 9.050 6 9.600
Team 7 110.008 3 151.085
Uneven Bars 5 9.562 3 9.675
World Cup/Series Final Birmingham Balance Beam 2 9.612
Uneven Bar 3 9.600
World Cup/Series Glasgow Balance Beam 3 9.325
Uneven Bar 1 9.500
World Cup/Series Ghent Balance Beam 4 9.375
Uneven Bar 1 9.712

2003 season

Year Competition Description Location Apparatus Rank-Final Score-Final Rank-Qualifying Score-Qualifying
2003 World Championships Anaheim Balance Beam 4 9.450
Team 4 110.259 1 148.671
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