Cheng Fei

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Cheng Fei (程菲)

Cheng Fei (程菲) is a top gymnast of the Chinese national team. She is an Olympic gold medalist in women's floor exercise, horse-vaulting, and balance beam. Unfortunately, she is kept out of the 2012 London Olympic Games by a severe foot injury she suffered during a recent floor exercise training session.

Born on May 29, 1988 in Huangshi City, Hubei Province, Cheng started her gymnastics training at the age of 4. She entered the Wuhan Sports School at the age of 7. In 2003 she landed on the Chinese national team to represent China in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. After the 38th World Gymnastics Championships in 2005, the International Gymnastics Federation named a highly difficult horse-vaulting movement of hers as "Cheng Fei Jump.” Cheng became the second Chinese female gymnast after Yang Bo whose name had been used for a gymnastic movement.

Cheng has won a total of nine gold medals in three World Championships, three World Cup finals, and two Olympic Games, ranking first in the number of gold medals won among Chinese female gymnasts.

During the floor exercise training on June 14, 2012, Cheng Fei sustained a severe tendon rupture. She was immediately sent to Peking University Third Hospital. The surgery went without complications, but she will miss the London Olympics this summer.

The following are the major titles Cheng Fei has won over the past 10 years.

Titles in 2003

Horse-vaulting champion in the Junior Gymnastics Competition in Japan.

Team, horse-vaulting, and floor exercise champions in the Asian Gymnastics Championships.

Titles in 2004

Balance beam and floor exercise champions, horse-vaulting third place in the National Gymnastics Championships.

Team seventh place, free exercise fourth place in the Athens Olympic Games.

Floor exercise second place, horse-vaulting third place in the World Cup in Glasgow.

Floor exercise bronze medal, horse-vaulting fourth place in the World Cup Finals in Birmingham.

Cheng Fei (程菲)

Titles in 2005

Horse-vaulting third place in the America's Cup.

Horse-vaulting third place in the World Cup in Ghent.

Floor exercise champion, horse-vaulting second place in the National Gymnastics Championships.

Horse-vaulting champion in the National Gymnastics Championship.

Horse-vaulting champion, all-around second place, and floor exercise third place in the 10th National Games.

Team and floor exercise champions, horse-vaulting second place in the East Asian Games.

Horse-vaulting gold medal in the World Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne.

Titles in 2006

Horse-vaulting and floor exercise champions in the World Cup in Lyon.

Horse-vaulting and floor exercise champions in the World Cup in Shanghai.

Horse-vaulting champion and floor exercise second place in the National Gymnastics Championships.

Team, horse-vaulting and floor exercise champions in the World Gymnastics Championships in Aarhus.

Horse-vaulting gold medal in the World Cup Finals in Sao Paulo.

Horse-vaulting, floor exercise, and team champions in the Asian Games in Doha.

Titles in 2007

Horse-vaulting and floor exercise champions, team second place in the National Gymnastics Championships.

Horse-vaulting champion in the National Gymnastics Championship.

Horse-vaulting, balance beam, and floor exercise champions in the World Cup in Maribor.

Horse-vaulting and balance beam champions in the World Cup in Shanghai.

Horse-vaulting gold medal, team silver medal, and floor exercise fifth place in the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.

Cheng Fei (程菲)

Titles in 2008

Horse-vaulting and floor exercise champions in the National Gymnastics Championships.

Horse-vaulting, balance beam, and floor exercise champions in the World Cup in Tianjin.

Team gold medal, horse-vaulting bronze medal, balance beam bronze medal, and floor exercise seventh in the Beijing Olympic Games.

Horse-vaulting champion and floor exercise third place in the National Gymnastics Championship.

Horse-vaulting, balance beam, and floor exercise gold medals in the World Cup in Stuttgart.

Horse-vaulting and floor exercise gold medals in the World Cup Finals in Madrid.

Titles in 2009

Horse-vaulting and floor exercise champions in the National Gymnastics Championships.

Team champion and horse-vaulting second place in the Universiade in Belgrade.

Titles in 2011

Horse-vaulting second place in the National Gymnastics Championships.

Titles in 2012

Horse-vaulting champion in the World Cup in Zibo.

Horse-vaulting champion and floor third place in the National Gymnastics Championships in Shanghai and the London Olympic Trials.