Yang Wei

China wins gold and silver in men’s rings

China’s Chen Yibing won the gold medal in men’s rings at the Beijing Olympics. It is the first time China has won the event since Li Ning won gold in Los Angeles in 1984.
China’s Yang Wei won the silver medal and Ukraine’s Oleksandr Vorobiov won the bronze.

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Chinese gymnast Yang Wei won the gold medal in the men’s individual all round in Beijing on August 14, scoring a total of 94.575 points.
Japan’s Uchimura Kohei won the silver medal with 91.975 points and France’s Benoit Caranobe won the bronze medal with 91.925 points.

In news that will disappoint U.S. gymnastic fans, Paul Hamm will not be competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
“There came a point in the gym where I almost threw my arms in the air and just knew, this wasn’t working,” the 25-year-old Hamm said. “It was a really tough decision for me to [...]

Yang Wei and his team have put the disappointment of Athens well behind them. After experiencing a fall from the high bar, Yang returned to China without a single medal.
“We will transform the glory and pressure into motivation,” the 28-year-old said. “The support from the Chinese people fills us with power.
“I believe we will [...]

The gymnastics is always a popular event at the Olympics. Russia were once a powerhouse, but now China and the United States have the strongest competitors.
In the women’s event we have Shawn Johnson from the United States, who is favorite for the all-round event and is just 16 years old. On the Chinese [...]