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He Kexin

Full name: He Kexin
Original name: 何 可欣
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
Born: January 1, 1992 in Beijing, Beijing, China
Affiliations: ?, Beijing (CHN)
Country: CHN China
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Although she won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, He Kexin gained more attention because of her age. Olympic gymnasts had to be 16-years-old to compete at the 2008 Games, and the date of birth with which He was entered (1 January 1992) meant she was old enough to compete. However, several news reports quoted her with a different age (birth date 1 January 1994), causing a minor controversy. When old entry lists were unearthed showing the 1994 year of birth, the IOC asked International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to investigate. Chinese official declared the old entry lists to contain a clerical error, and a month after the completion of the Games, FIG quickly closed the “investigation”, having found He old enough to compete. This allowed He to keep her two gold medals, one won on the uneven bars, and one with the Chinese women's team. She went on to win the 2009 world title and 2010 Asian Games titles on the uneven bars, winning two bronze medals with the Chinese team in 2010 and 2011.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 16 Beijing Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around China CHN 79 QR
2008 Summer 16 Beijing Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around China CHN 1 Gold
2008 Summer 16 Beijing Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars China CHN 1 Gold
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around China CHN 4
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars China CHN 2 Silver

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS HV UB
2008 Summer 16 Beijing Gymnastics China Qualification 79 30,975 15,250 15,725

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS UB HV DS EJ1S EJ2S EJ3S EJ4S EJ5S EJS ERJ1S ERJ2S ERS ES LP
2008 Summer 16 Beijing Gymnastics China CHN Final 1 16,850 16,850
2008 Summer 16 Beijing Gymnastics China CHN Qualification 1 30,975 15,725 15,250
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics China CHN Final 4
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics China CHN Qualification 3
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics China CHN Final Uneven Bars 1 15.766 7.100 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.8 8.7 8.666 8.7 8.6 8.650 8.666
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics China CHN Qualification Horse Vault 6 13.733 5.000 8.8 8.9 8.8 8.9 8.6 8.833 8.7 8.7 8.700 8.833 0.1
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics China CHN Qualification Uneven Bars 1 15.966 7.100 8.9 9.0 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.866 8.8 8.9 8.850 8.866

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DS EJ1S EJ2S EJ3S EJ4S EJ5S EJS ERJ1S ERJ2S ERS ES
2008 Summer 16 Beijing Gymnastics China Final 1 16,725
2008 Summer 16 Beijing Gymnastics China Qualification 6 QU 15,725
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics China Final 2 15.933 7.100 8.8 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.833 8.7 8.8 8.750 8.833
2012 Summer 20 London Gymnastics China Qualification 2 Q 15.966 7.100 8.9 9.0 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.866 8.8 8.9 8.850 8.866