List of famous athletes from China, listed alphabetically with photos when available. China has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Chinese athletes of all time, so if you're a native of China and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from China then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
Everyone from Chen Lu to Chen Nan is included on this list.
This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Chinese athletes?" and "Which athletes are from China?"You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of China in order to get more information about each one.
- 1Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce... more
- 2Yao Ming (born September 12, 1980) is a Chinese basketball executive and retired professional... more
- 3Chan Kong-sang (born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Konger... more
- 4Wong Jing (Chinese: 王晶; pinyin: Wáng Jīng born 3 May 1955) is a Hong Kong film director,... more
- 5Li Lianjie (born 26 April 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film... more
- 6Yang Sze (simplified Chinese: 杨斯; traditional Chinese: 楊斯; pinyin: Yáng Sī; Jyutping: Yeung4... more
- 7Wong Pei Tty (born 11 November 1981 in Ipoh, Perak) is a former elite female doubles badminton... more
- 8Pang Qing (simplified Chinese: 庞清; traditional Chinese: 龐清; pinyin: Páng Qīng; born December... more
- 9Wang Meng (Chinese: 王濛; pinyin: Wáng Méng; born April 10, 1985 in Qitaihe, Heilongjiang) is a... more
- 10Li Nina (Chinese: 李妮娜; pinyin: Lǐ Nīnà, born January 10, 1983 in Benxi, Liaoning) is a Chinese... more
- 11Cheng Fei (Chinese: 程菲; pinyin: Chéng Fēi; born May 29, 1988 in Huangshi, Hubei) is a retired... more
- 12Zheng Jie (born 5 July 1983) is a retired professional tennis player from China. Her... more
- 13Zhang Dan (simplified Chinese: 张丹; traditional Chinese: 張丹; pinyin: Zhāng Dān; born 4 October... more
- 14Fu Mingxia (born August 16, 1978 in Wuhan, Hubei, China) is a top female diver, multiple... more
- 15Xinxin Guo is a freestyle skier.
- 16Li Na (born 26 February 1982) is a Chinese retired tennis player. She achieved a career-high... more
- 17Wang Chunlu (born 27 September 1978 in Changchun, China) is a Chinese short track speed... more
- 18Huang Hong may refer to: Huang Hong (handballer) (born 1980), Chinese team handball... more
- 19Helga Haase (née Obschernitzki, 9 June 1934 – 16 June 1989) was a speed skater in East... more
- 20Du Li (simplified Chinese: 杜丽; traditional Chinese: 杜麗; pinyin: Dù Lì; born 5 March 1982 in... more
- 21Guo Shuang (郭爽) (born February 26, 1986) is a Chinese professional track cyclist. She won two... more
- 22Sun Dandan (born 3 July 1978 in Changchun) is a Chinese short track speed skater, who won... more
- 23Liu Xianying (simplified Chinese: 刘显应; traditional Chinese: 劉顯應; pinyin: Liú Xiǎnyīng; born... more
- 24Huang Shanshan (simplified Chinese: 黄珊汕; traditional Chinese: 黃珊汕; pinyin: Huáng Shānshàn;... more
- 25Wang Bingyu (Chinese: 王冰玉; pinyin: Wáng Bīngyù; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎŋ píŋ ŷ]; born... more