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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from China, with photos when available. These are the best Chinese Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Chinese athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Chinese Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from China is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

List contains athletes like Pang Qing and Na Jiang.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Chinese Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from China?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite China Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on China.

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Qinan Zhu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Qinan Zhu Men's 10m air rifle Zhu Qinan is an athlete.

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Yao Shi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Yao Shi Yao Shi is an ice hockey player.

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Lin Dan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Lin Dan Men's Badminton, singles Lin Dan is a professional badminton player from China. He is a two-time Olympic champion, five-time world champion, and five-time All England champion. Considered by many to be the greatest ...more

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Li Xiaopeng is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Li Xiaopeng Men's Parallel bars, Men's Gymnastics, team competition Li Xiaopeng is a male Chinese gymnast, who specializes in parallel bars and vault. He currently holds 16 world titles, more than any other gymnasts in China. On 29 August 2009, he was the torch ...more

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Rui Sun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Rui Sun Rui Sun is an ice hockey player.

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Shuang Zhang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Shuang Zhang Shuang Zhang is an ice hockey player.

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Yu Jing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Yu Jing Yu Jing is a long-track speed-skater from China who specializes in the sprint distances. She became the World Sprint Champion in 2012, setting world records in both the sprint combination and ...more

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Jiayu Liu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Jiayu Liu Jiayu Liu is a professional snowboarder.

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Shanshan Cui is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Shanshan Cui Shanshan Cui is an ice hockey player.

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Linuo Wang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Linuo Wang Wang Linuo is an ice hockey player.

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Baiwei Yu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Baiwei Yu Baiwei Yu is an ice hockey player.

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Yue Lou is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Yue Lou Yue Lou is an ice hockey player.

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Ma Rui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Ma Rui Rui Ma is an ice hockey player.

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Chaoqing Song is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Chaoqing Song Chaoqing Song is a biathlete. 

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Lu Chunlong is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Lu Chunlong Men's trampoline Lu Chunlong is a male Chinese trampoline gymnast who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics where he won the Gold medal. Four years later, at the 2012 London Olympics, Lu got the bronze medal ...more

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QI Xueting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
QI Xueting QI Xueting is an ice hockey player.  

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Guo Wenjun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Guo Wenjun Women's 10m air pistol Guo Wenjun is a female Chinese sport shooter who won three of the four gold medals in women's pistol shooting during the European part of the 2008 ISSF World Cup. She won gold in the women's 10 ...more

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Deng Linlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Deng Linlin Deng Linlin, is a Chinese gymnast. She was a member of the Chinese team that won the team gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, People's Republic of China, and is a three-time World ...more

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Tianyu Fu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Tianyu Fu Tian Yu Fu is a short track speed skater.

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Liang Tang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Liang Tang Liang Tang is an ice hockey player.

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Dong Dong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Dong Dong Men's trampoline Dong Dong is a Chinese male trampoline gymnast who won the bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing, and the gold medal four years later in the 2012 Summer Olympics at London.

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Jin Fengling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Jin Fengling Jin Fengling is a Chinese female ice hockey player. She is a member of the China women's national ice hockey team. She competed for China at the 2010 Winter Olympics. The team finished 7th out ...more

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Chunli Wang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Chunli Wang Chunli Wang is a biathlete.

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Zhang Chengye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Zhang Chengye Zhang Chengye is a Chinese biathlete who competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in both biathlon and cross-country skiing. He is set to compete for China at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Men's

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Ziwei Su is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Ziwei Su Ziwei Su is an ice hockey player.

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Cui Huo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Cui Huo Cui Huo is an ice hockey player.

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Ben Zhang is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Ben Zhang Ben Zhang is an ice hockey player.

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Anqi Tan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Anqi Tan Anqi Tan is an ice hockey player.

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Dandan Jia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Dandan Jia Dandan Jia is an ice hockey player.

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Fu Chunyan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Fu Chunyan Chunyan Fu is a speed skater.

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Chang Yongxiang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Chang Yongxiang Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling, Welterweight 66 - 74kg Chang Yongxiang is a male Chinese Greco-Roman wrestler who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he won the silver medal. His personal best was coming 1st at the 2008 Asian Championships.

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Yingchao Kong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Yingchao Kong Yingchao Kong is a biathlete.

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Qin Kai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Qin Kai Men's 3 metre springboard Qin Kai is a Chinese athlete who competes in diving. He competed for Team China at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At the 2001 World Junior Championships, he won the gold on the 3m ...more

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Qi Guangpu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Qi Guangpu Guangpu Qi is a freestyle skier.

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Chen Ruolin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Chen Ruolin Women's synchronized 10 metre platform, Women's 10 metre platform Chen Ruolin is a Chinese diver. She won the gold medals in the women's 10m platform and 10m synchronized platform at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing for Team China, then duplicated the ...more

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Long Qingquan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Long Qingquan Men's Weightlifting, Bantamweight -56kg Long Qingquan is a male Chinese weightlifter. He qualified for the 56 kg class at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal in the 56 kg weightlifting. He achieved two junior world ...more

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Xu Li is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Xu Li Women's Freestyle Wrestling, Lightweight 48 - 55kg Xu Li is a female Chinese freestyle wrestler who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics and received the silver medal in the 55 kg weight class. She also placed first at the 2007 Women's Wrestling ...more

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Li Hongxue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Li Hongxue Hongxue Li is a Cross-country Skier.

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Xing Aihua is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Xing Aihua Xing Aihua is Chinese long-track speed-skater. She represented China at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the Women's 500m and 1000m.

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He Wenna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
He Wenna Women's trampoline He Wenna is a female Chinese trampoline gymnast. She competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won the gold medal with a score of 37.80. She won a gold medal in the team event at the 2007 ...more

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Sun Zhifeng is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Sun Zhifeng Zhifeng Sun is a professional snowboarder.

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Li Xin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Li Xin Li Xin is a Chinese cross-country skier who has competed since 2007. She finished 65th in the 10 km event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She finished second in the 5 km qualification ...more

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He Kexin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
He Kexin Women's Gymnastics, team competition, Women's Uneven bars He Kexin is a retired Chinese artistic gymnast. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing she won two gold medals on the uneven bars and as a member of the Chinese Artistic Gymnastics team. In 2008, she ...more

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Sun Qinghai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Sun Qinghai Sun Qinghai is a Cross-country Skier.

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Ma Lin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Ma Lin Men's Table Tennis, Singles Ma Lin is a retired table tennis player. He is the world's number sixth ranked player as of 4th July 2012 in the International Table Tennis Federation. He learned to play table tennis at the age ...more

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Liang Wenhao is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Liang Wenhao Liang Wenhao is a Chinese male short track speed skater. He represented China at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Yang Wei is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Yang Wei Men's Gymnastics, individual all-round, Men's Gymnastics Yang Wei is a male gymnast from China.

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Haijing Huang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Haijing Huang Haijing Huang is an ice hockey player.

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Ni Hong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Ni Hong Women's Sabre team Ni Hong is a female Chinese sabre fencer, who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Fujin Gao is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Fujin Gao Fujin Gao is an ice hockey player.