The invincible gymnastic Li Jiajun and Li Xiaopeng

 The invincible gymnastic Li Jiajun and Li Xiaopeng

Photo: former Chinese gymnast Li Xiaopeng at the red carpet ceremony of the 2018 Lawrence World Sports Awards in Monaco.

Beijing, July 28 (Xingrui) at the 1997 Spring Festival Gala, Chen Peisi and Zhu Shimaos sketch cosmic gymnastics selection competition is still fresh in our memory. This sketch takes the selection of talents for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as the background. Chen Peisi plays Chen Xiaoer and leads his cosmic gymnastics team to perform a story that is both ironic and ironic.

At that time, there were Li Ning, Li Xiaoshuang and Li Dashuang, Li Chunyang and Li Jing, and Li Xiaopeng, who were under the age of 16.

At that time, Li Xiaopeng had just entered the national team, and his face was full of childishness. When the host asked him about his future goals, Li Xiaopeng confidently said: I want to learn from these big brothers of the Li family, and strive for the champion in the 2000 Olympic Games and win glory for our country.

Li Xiaopeng at the Spring Festival Gala.

In a flash of time, Li Xiaopeng, who was only 15 years old at the Spring Festival Gala, ushered in his 39th birthday on July 27, reaching the threshold of no doubt.

In the past 24 years, Li Xiaopeng has grown from a novice to the most champion in the history of Chinese gymnastics.

Chinese gymnast Li Xiaopeng performed the original action Li Xiaopeng hanging in the competition. Screenshot of network video

Looking back on the history of Chinese gymnastics, there are many world champions named Li. Sports fans call them Li Jiajun..

At the world championships in Budapest in 1983, the Chinese team consisted of Tong Fei, Li Ning, Lou Yun, Li yuejiu, Li Xiaoping and Xu Zhiqiang. Three of the six players were surnamed Li, and the Li Jiajun had already taken shape at that time. And in that Li family army, the highest achievement is Gymnastics Prince Li Ning.

Li Ning became famous in the first world cup of Gymnastics in 1982. At that time, only 19 years old, he won the horizontal bar, floor exercise, vault, pommel horse, rings and all-round six Championships, creating a myth in the history of world gymnastics. Two years later, at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, Li Ning shocked the world again. He won six medals including three gold medals, becoming the athlete who won the most medals in that Olympic Games.

The support is turned back and overhanging to form a support (Li Ning hanging). Screenshot of network video

Since then, Li Ning has been in the peak state for several years. Until his retirement, Li Ning has won 14 World Championships and won 106 gold medals.

In the year when Li Ning retired, Li Jing won the parallel bars champion of the world championships, and Li Chunyang won the single shoulder champion. What is more surprising is that Li Xiaoshuang, the second representative of Li Jiajun, ushered in an all-round outbreak soon after.

At the Barcelona Olympic Games, Li Xiaoshuang performed the so-called Goldbach conjecture in gymnastics perfectly, that is, three somersaults behind the team. Since then, the world has remembered this young Oriental face.

After the 1995 World Gymnastics Championship, Li Xiaoshuang became the first Chinese to ascend the throne of all-round king. The next year, Li Xiaoshuang won the first Olympic mens all-around gold medal in Chinese history with his impeccable horizontal bar movements against Nemov, known as the Gymnastics czar. Like Li Ning, Li Xiaoshuangs peak period is also a heavy ink in the history of Chinese gymnastics.

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Photo: on July 31, 1992, China won the silver medal in mens gymnastics team of Barcelona Olympic Games. The picture shows Li Xiaoshuang taking part in the pommel horse competition. Photo by Zhao Wei, reporter of China News Agency

In 1997, Li Xiaopeng made his debut in the world championships. He worked with his teammates to win the mens team championship. Li Xiaopengs dream of world champion was realized at the age of 16. Since then, he has been regarded as a new generation leader of the Chinese mens gymnastics team and the third generation successor of Li Jiajun.

The team gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games was the highlight of Li Xiaopengs career. He completed what Li Ning and Li Xiaoshuang failed to do. Under the leadership of Li Xiaopeng, the Chinese gymnastics team won the most shining gem in the gymnastics crown for the first time. Chinese gymnastics has also reached a new height.

Li Xiaoshuang is in the Sydney Olympic Games.

After his first trip to the Olympics, Li Xiaopeng has won seven world titles. At that time, no gymnast could match him. Perhaps, only Li Ning, the elder Prince of gymnastics, is the person Li Xiaopeng wants to surpass most.

However, in the mens team competition, the Chinese gymnastics team met Waterloo collectively and only won the fifth place. Later in the vaulting horse race, Li Xiaopeng landed and sat directly on the ground. Then he took a small step in the parallel bars. It is this small step that has made all previous efforts in vain. Li Xiaopeng finished his Olympic Tour with a bronze medal.

With the collective failure of Athens Olympic Games, the Chinese gymnastics team has been criticized, and the media even called them wrestling team. In that year, Li Xiaopeng was 23 years old, his predecessor Li Ning left the game at 26, and Li Xiaoshuang retired at 24. It is uncertain how long Li Xiaopeng can persist.

On the road of constantly challenging the limit, the foot injury has become Li Xiaopengs biggest obstacle. In fact, before the Athens Olympic Games, his foot injury had recurred. In order to stand on the Olympic field, Li Xiaopeng chose conservative treatment. It was not until 2006 that Li Xiaopeng underwent surgery, and doctors removed a piece of broken bone from his left foot.

During the recovery period, Li Xiaopeng missed the world championship. Without Li Xiaopeng, the Chinese mens gymnastics team, under the leadership of new leader Yang Wei, has created a brilliant record of eight gold medals. When people gradually forget Li Xiaopeng, he recovered from injury and tied Li Nings 14 world champion records with a parallel bar gold medal in the World Cup finals. So far, Li Xiaopeng is only one step away from surpassing his predecessors.

Li Xiaopeng is in the Beijing Olympic Games.

But just a year before the Beijing Olympic Games, Li Xiaopengs foot was injured again in training. Injuries, like a magic spell of the cycle, hung over his head. But different from the Athens Olympics, this time Li Xiaopeng fought a beautiful turn over battle.

At the Beijing Olympic Games, two leading figures of Li Jiajun jointly completed a feat in the history of Chinese gymnastics.

Chart: the summer of 2008 is a day that every Chinese is deeply impressed. At 8:00 p.m. on August 8, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games was officially held in the birds nest. Li Ning, the prince of gymnastics, was hoisted into the air with a steel wire. After walking in the air for a week, he lit the main torch in the shape of Xiangyun

Nearly 20 years after his retirement, Li Ning, who has been fighting hard in shopping malls, lit the main torch of the Beijing Olympic Games, while Li Xiaopeng led the Chinese mens gymnastics team to the top of the world. In the single event, Li Xiaopeng won the parallel bars champion.

Beijing Olympic Games witnessed the creation of a new myth by Li Jiajun.

Compared with his predecessors, Li Xiaopengs career is undoubtedly satisfactory. His new record of 16 World Championships has become a monument in the history of Gymnastics in China. Strange to say, after Li Xiaopeng retired, the Chinese mens gymnastics team has no more world champion surnamed Li.

From the 1980s to the new century, Li Jiajun created the most brilliant period of Chinese gymnastics. Of course, the Chinese Gymnastics from scratch, and then step by step to the top of the world, in addition to Li Jiajun contribution, there are countless gymnasts down-to-earth efforts.

Fortunately, Chinese gymnastics has never lacked the story of breaking through the haze and reshaping the glory. The glory of Li Jiajun is still vividly visible, which also inspires future generations to climb higher mountains. (end)

Source: Cao Liqiao, editor in charge of China News Network_ NS1806