Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from China  

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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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17 1
Yao Shi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Yao Shi is an ice hockey player.

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25 4
Lin Dan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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20 5
Li Xiaopeng is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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11 1
Jiayu Liu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Jiayu Liu is a professional snowboarder.

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6 0
Li Hongxue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Hongxue Li is a Cross-country Skier.

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6 0
Long Qingquan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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6 0
Xu Li is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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13 3
Rui Sun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Rui Sun is an ice hockey player.

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10 1
Yu Jing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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11 2
Linuo Wang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Wang Linuo is an ice hockey player.

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11 2
Shanshan Cui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Shanshan Cui is an ice hockey player.

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11 2
Shuang Zhang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Shuang Zhang is an ice hockey player.

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9 1
Baiwei Yu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Baiwei Yu is an ice hockey player.

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9 1
Qinan Zhu is listed (or ranked) 14 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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9 1
Ma Rui is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Rui Ma is an ice hockey player.

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9 1
Yue Lou is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Yue Lou is an ice hockey player.

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10 2
Chaoqing Song is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Chaoqing Song is a biathlete. 

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8 1
QI Xueting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
QI Xueting is an ice hockey player.  

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8 1
Guo Wenjun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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8 1
Lu Chunlong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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9 2
Tianyu Fu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Tian Yu Fu is a short track speed skater.

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9 2
Deng Linlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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9 2
Dong Dong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
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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9 2
Yingchao Kong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Yingchao Kong is a biathlete.

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9 2
Liang Tang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from China
Liang Tang is an ice hockey player.