Feng Zhe

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Feng Zhe wins the men's parallel bars gold medal in the London Olympic Games.

Feng Zhe (冯喆) is a Chinese gymnast who excels on the parallel bars. He won the men's team title and men's parallel bars gold medal in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Born in Sichuan Province on November 19, 1987, he has won the World Cup and World Championships many times.

He began receiving special training at the Children's Athletic Training School of Chengdu City in 1994 and then joined the Sichuan provincial gymnastics team in 1999. He was recruited to the national team in 2004.

Currently among the world’s elite on parallel bars, he is one of the leading figures in China's gymnastics team, and is one of the favorites to take gold at this year's London Olympic Games.

Feng's career has not always been so stellar. In 2002, he was called up to the national team only to be dropped when he failed to keep with training. Despite not being one of China’s so-called "Diamond Generation" who went to the Beijing Olympics, he has gained top honors since 2008. He won gold in the parallel bars at the 2008 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Final for the first time; in 2010, he was also the gold medalist at both the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and the Guangzhou Asian Games.

According to Feng Xiaolin, Feng Zhe's first coach, Feng was something of a naughty child until he discovered gymnastics.

At the beginning, Feng especially enjoyed doing somersaults, although he did not imagine that it would take more than ten years of training to perfect such skills.

Handsome and strong, Feng is also nicknamed "the king of humor who does the best somersault." He is also a self-deprecating, modest athlete who believes in the virtue of hard work.


"I'm not smart," he said. "I'm even stupid in the field of gymnastics, but my coach told me that 'hard work can make up for lack of intelligence' and I believe that."

Major achievements:

Feng Zhe wins the men's parallel bars gold medal in the London Olympic Games.

2005 Tenth National Games – Parallel bars Runner-up

2006 World Cup Gymnastics in Shanghai – Gold medalist, parallel bars

2007 World Cup Gymnastics in Paris – Gold medalist, parallel bars

2007 World Cup Gymnastics in Shanghai – Gold medalist, vault; Gold medalist, parallel bars

2007 National Gymnastics Championships & Olympic Trials – Gold medalist, vault

2008 National Gymnastics Championships – Runner-up, men's all-round

2008 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Final – Gold medalist, parallel bars

2009 National Gymnastics Championships – Runner-up, men's all-round; gold medalist, parallel bars

2009 Japan Cup – Runner-up, men's team

2009 Eleventh National Games – Runner-up, men's all-round; gold medalist, parallel bars

2009 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships – Runner-up, parallel bars

2010 National Gymnastics Championships – Gold medalist, parallel bars

2010 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships – Gold medalist, men's team; gold medalist, parallel bars; seventh, horizontal bar

2010 Guangzhou Asian Games – Gold medalist, men's team; runner-up, vault; gold medalist, parallel bars; fourth, floor exercise

2011 World Cup Gymnastics in Paris – Runner-up, parallel bars

2011 National Gymnastics Championships & Trials for the World Championships – Runner-up, vault; gold medalist, parallel bars

2011 43rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships – Gold medalist, men's team; seventh, parallel bars

2012 World Cup Gymnastics in China – Gold medalist, parallel bars

2012 National Gymnastics Championships & Olympic Trials – Gold medalist, parallel bars

In 2012 Feng won the men's parallel bars gold medal in the London Olympic Games.