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Cheng Fei

Full name: Cheng Fei
Original name: 程 菲
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
Weight: 95 lbs (43 kg)
Born: May 29, 1988 in [unknown], Hebei, China
Affiliations: Hebei, (CHN)
Country: CHN China
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

One of the world's best athletes on the floor, the horse vault and the balance beam, Cheng Fei would be a top all-around gymnast, had it not been for her poor uneven bars performance. Cheng particularly excels in the vault, where a high-difficulty move (6.5) is named after her. She first performed it at the 2005 World Championships, where she won the title, a feat she repeated in 2006 and 2007. Her most successful year was perhaps 2006, as she also won world titles in the team all-around and the floor exercise, while earning three golds at the Asian Games in Qatar. Cheng Fei hoped to claim three or even four gold medals at her home Olympics in Beijing, but won “only” one title. With the Chinese women, she claimed her country's first team all-around title for women, but her individual performances were somewhat disappointing. She led the qualification for both the horse vault and floor exercise, while also qualifying for the balance beam final. In the horse vault final, she performed the best jump of the field in the first round, but failed performing her own Cheng move, and dropped back to third. In the floor final, she fell, placing seventh, although she did finish third on the beam.

Results

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FE HV BB
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Final Standings 72 QR
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Qualifying 72 27.950
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Qualifying Floor Exercise 2 QU 9.650
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Qualifying Horse Vault 16T 9.375
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Qualifying Balance Beam 43 8.925
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China Qualification 62 47,775 15,750 16,150 15,875

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS FE HV BB
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China CHN Final Standings 7
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China CHN Final 7
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China CHN Final Total 16 19.137
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China CHN Final Floor Exercise 2T 9.662
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China CHN Final Horse Vault 5 9.475
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China CHN Qualifying 3 QU
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China CHN Final 1 46,600 15,450 16,000 15,150
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China CHN Qualification 1 47,775 15,750 16,150 15,875

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Final Standings 4 9.412
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Final 4 9.412
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China Final 7 14,550
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China Qualification 1 QU 15,750

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS J1 J2
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Final Standings 16T QR
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China Final 3 15,562 16,075 15,050
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China Qualification 1 QU 15,912 16,150 15,675

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
2004 Summer 16 Athina Gymnastics China Final Standings 43 QR
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China Final 3 15,950
2008 Summer 20 Beijing Gymnastics China Qualification 5 QU 15,875