Xiao Qin : biography
Xiao Qin ( born January 12, 1985 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is a male Chinese gymnast. He specializes in the horizontal bar and parallel bars, but is best known for his work on the pommel horse for which he has won Olympic, world, national, East Asian Games, and World Cup titles. He joined the Chinese National Team in 1999 and is part of the People's Liberation Army.
He has qualified for two Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Xiao Qin was one of the favorites for the Olympic title on pommel horse, but his dreams were shattered when he fell during the qualification round. He qualified for the horizontal bar event final but placed 6th. It was also a disappointing Olympics for his team favored to win gold but instead finished 5th. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, he redeemed himself by winning gold on the pommel horse along with gold for his team.
|2002||World Championships||Debrecen||Pommel Horse||2||9.750||2||9.737|
|2003||World Cup/Series||Thessaloniki||Pommel Horse||4||9.025||4||9.100|
|2004||World Cup/Series||Ghent||Pommel Horse||1||9.925|
|World Cup/Series Final||Birmingham||Pommel Horse||1||9.825|
|2005||World Championships||Melbourne||All around||56||28.974|
|2006||World Cup/Series Final||São Paulo||Pommel Horse||1||16.100|
|World Cup/Series||Shanghai||Pommel Horse||1||16.300|
|2007||World Cup/Series||Shanghai||Pommel Horse||1||15.325|
|2008||World Cup/Series||Tianjin||Pommel Horse||1||16.375|
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