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Chen Yongyan
Chen at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

Country represented

Flag of China.png China


October 19 1962 (1962-10-19) (age 59)
Wuzhou, Guangxi, China

Current status


Chen Yongyan (Chinese: 陈永妍; pinyin: Chén Yǒngyán; born 19 October, 1962 in Wuzhou, Guangxi, China) is a retired Chinese gymnast. She competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, winning a bronze medal in the team competition with the Chinese team. She also won two silver medals at the 1981 World Championships, one in the team competition and one on the balance beam. Chen began competing internationally in 1978. She retired following the Los Angeles Olympics. Chen married prominent Chinese gymnast Li Ning.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1978 CHN-FRG-SUI 2nd
1980 CHN-USA 1st
Alternate Games 3rd 5 2nd
1981 Bucharest Summer Universiade 7
World Championships 2nd 11 6 2nd 4
1982 Chunichi Cup 16
New Delhi Asian Games 1st 1st 2nd
1983 Chinese National Championships 2nd
Blume Memorial 1st
Budapest World Championships 5 10 6
1984 USA-CHN 4 4
Hong Kong International 2nd 2nd
Swiss Cup 3rd
Arthur Gander Memorial 5
Los Angeles Olympic Games 3rd 8 7 8

Asian Games All-Around Champions
Jiang Shaoyi • He Xiumin • Chen YongyanChen CuitingQiao YaLiu XuanZhang NanHe NingSui LuYao JinnanChen Yile