Name:Li Yuejiu Gender: male Date of birth:1957-11-19 Place of birth:Yingkou, Liaoning Province Sport:Artistic Gymnastics Personal best:1981 World Championships - 1st floor exercise (tied)
  • Sports career:
    Entered the Liaoning Provicial Gymnastics Team at the age of 12;
    1974 National Team for Intensified Training;
    1981 World Championships - 1st floor exercise (With this win he became the first Chinese male world champion in gymnastics);
    1983 World Championships - 1st men's team;
    His FX stunt "1 1/2 side saltos with 1/4 turn to salto" was later named "Li Yuejiu salto" by the FIG.
    1984 Retired
  • High performances:
    1977 World Universiade - 6th individual all-around; 2nd floor exercise; 3rd vaulting horse;
    1978 National Tournament - 1st individual all-around; 4 individual titles;
    1978 Shanghai International Invitational/Asian Games - 1st floor exercise;
    1979 World Championships - 6th floor exercise;
    1980 World Cup - 1st parallel bars; 4th vaulting horse; 5th individual all-around;
    1981 US International Invitational - 1st floor exercise;
    1981 World Universiade - 1st vaulting horse;
    1981 World Championships - 1st floor exercise (tied);
    1982 Asian Games - 1st team; 2nd floor exercise;
    1983 World Championships - 1st team