Fan Yilin

Fan Yilin (simplified Chinese: 范忆琳; traditional Chinese: 范憶琳; pinyin: Fàn Yìlín; born 11 November 1999)[1] is a Chinese artistic gymnast. She is a two-time world champion on the uneven bars (2015, 2017). She represented China at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the team competition. At the 2015 World Championships, she was in the first ever four-way tie along with Viktoria Komova, Daria Spiridonova, and Madison Kocian.[2]

Fàn Yìlín
Fan Yilin Rio 2016
Fan Yilin at the 2016 Olympics Balance Beam final
Personal information
Nickname(s)Fan Fan
Country represented China
BornNovember 11, 1999 (age 19)
Shanghai, China
HometownTaizhou, Zhejiang
Height148 cm (4 ft 10 in)
Weight37 kg (82 lb)
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior international elite
Years on national team2014-present
Head coach(es)王群策 (Wang Qunce), 徐惊雷 (Xu Jinglei)
Choreographer周捷 (Zhou Jie)
Music"String Me" by Céline Roscheck

Junior career

In 2013, Fan represented Zhejiang in the 1999-2000 Chinese Junior Artistic Gymnastics Championships. The team won gold overall and Fan placed 5th in the uneven bars final.

Senior career

2015

Fan's senior career started in 2015. At the Chinese National Championships in May, Fan won gold in uneven bars final, ahead of world champion Huang Huidan and silver with the Shanghai team. In addition, she won silver with the Shanghai team and placed third on balance beam. She later made her senior international debut as a member of the Chinese team at the 2015 Asian Championships in Hiroshima, Japan, where she won gold on balance beam,[3] silver with the team,[4] and bronze on uneven bars.[5]

She was selected to compete at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland alongside Shang Chunsong, Wang Yan, Mao Yi, Tan Jiaxin, Chen Siyi, and Zhu Xiaofang (alternate). They won the silver medal behind the United States team. Individually, after qualifying in fifth-place, Fan won gold on uneven bars in the first ever four-way tie along with Viktoria Komova, Daria Spiridonova, and Madison Kocian.[2] "It made me laugh to see four gymnasts with the same score, but I'm happy for all of the other gold medalists," Fan said.[6] She had the highest difficulty score in the final.

2016

As a second-year senior, Fan competed at the Chinese National Championships in May, Fan won gold in uneven bars final with a 0.434 lead. She also won bronze with the Shanghai team. At the conclusion of the Chinese Championships, Fan was named to the Chinese team for the 2016 Summer Olympics along with Shang Chunsong, Mao Yi, Wang Yan, and Liu Tingting (who was later replaced by alternate Tan Jiaxin due to a hand injury).

2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Fan competed in the women's qualification round at the 2016 Summer Olympics on August 7, scoring 15.266 on bars, 14.866 on beam, and 13.500 on floor exercise. She helped the Chinese team qualify into the team final in second place behind the United States. Individually, Fan qualified sixth into the balance beam final. Controversially, Fan failed to qualify for the uneven bars final placing 9th due to missing some connections in her routine.[7] Her countrywoman Shang Chunsong qualified ahead of her by 0.034.

On August 9, in the team final, Fan competed on the uneven bars and the balance beam, contributing 15.733 and 15.066 respectively to China's third-place finish behind the United States and the Russian teams. Fan placed 6th in the balance beam final on August 15.

2017

Fan competed at the 2017 Chinese National Championships, placing third on the uneven bars and seventh on balance beam. She was not named to the team competing at the Asian Championships. However, she performed well at the National Games later in the year and won uneven bars event. She was named to the team roster to compete at the World Championships in October.

In the qualifying round at the 2017 World Championships, Fan qualified into the uneven bars final in third place and successfully landed her original dismount, after which it was named after her in the Code of Points. Fan won the uneven bars final with a 15.166 ahead of Elena Eremina of Russia and Nina Derwael of Belgium after upgrading from the first day of competition to have the highest difficulty score in the final. With this victory, she became the first Chinese woman and the fourth overall gymnast in history to defend their World uneven bars title after Maxi Gnacuk, Daniela Silivas, and Svetlana Khorkina.

2018

Fan did not compete for much of the year, missing both the Chinese National Championships in the spring and the Asian Games in August. However, she competed at the Individual National Championships on uneven bars only, where she won the title with the highest uneven bars score for any Chinese gymnast the whole year. Despite her excellent condition, she was not chosen to defend her world title at the 2018 World Championships. Instead, she would attempt to qualify an individual nominative spot to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan as the winner of the 2018-2020 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup series on the uneven bars, based on the new qualification rules introduced following the 2016 Summer Olympics. She would not be allowed to earn a nominative spot if competed with the Chinese team at the 2018 World Championships and the team medaled as expected, thus qualifying a full team to the 2020 Olympics.

Fan returned to international competition at the Cottbus World Cup, where she qualified in first place to the uneven bars final ahead of new world champion Nina Derwael. In the final, however, she suffered a fall on her eponymous dismount and placed eighth.

Competitive history

Junior

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2013 National Championships 1st, gold medalist(s) 5
National Games 1st, gold medalist(s) 4
2014 did not compete

Senior

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2015 National Championships 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Asian Championships 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Championships 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
2016 National Championships 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 6
Olympic Games 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6
2017 National Championships 5 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7
National Games 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Championships 1st, gold medalist(s)
2018 National Individual Championships 1st, gold medalist(s)
Cottbus World Cup 8

Skills

Selected Competitive Skills

Apparatus Name Description Difficulty[a] Performed
Uneven Bars Healy Reverse grip swing to full (1/1) pirouette to L-grip E 2015-2018
Inbar 1/1 Inbar to full (1/1) pirouette E 2015-2017
Komova II Inbar Shaposhnikova transition to high bar E 2015-2018
Ling L-grip swing to full (1/1) pirouette to L-grip E 2015-2018
Ling 1/2 L-grip swing to 540° (1½) pirouette to reverse grip E 2016
Balance Beam Layout Laid out salto backwards with legs together (to two feet) E 2015-2017
Switch Ring Switch Leap to Ring Position (180° separation of legs) E 2015-2017
Triple Twist Dismount: Triple-twisting (3/1) laid out salto backward F 2015-2017
Floor Exercise Triple Twist Triple-twisting (3/1) laid out salto backward E 2016

Eponymous Skills

Apparatus Name Description Difficulty Added to Code of Points
Uneven Bars Fan Dismount: L-grip swing to half turn to double tucked salto backward D 2017 World Championships
  1. ^ Valid for the 2017-2020 Code of Points

References

  1. ^ "46th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Womens Entry List By NOC" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. FIG. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b Zaccardi, Nick (31 October 2015). "Four-way tie for gold medal(s) at World Gymnastics Championships". NBC Sports. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  3. ^ "6th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships Women's Finals Apparatus Result Balance Beam" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. Japan Gymnastics Association. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  4. ^ "6th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships Women's Final Team All-Around Result" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. Japan Gymnastics Association. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ "6th Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships Women's Finals Apparatus Result Uneven Bars" (PDF). Gymnastics Results. Japan Gymnastics Association. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ "China's Fan Yilin shares amazing four-way tie for gold at world gymnastics championships". South China Morning Post. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "China hits out at 'unfair judging' after top gymnasts fail to make it through to individual event finals". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-09-30.

External links

2013 Chinese Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2013 Chinese Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held from 8 May to 12 May 2013 in Dalian.

2015 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2015 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships were the 6th edition of the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and were held in Hiroshima, Japan from July 31 to August 2, 2015.

2015 Chinese Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2015 Chinese Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held from 27 May to 4 June 2015 in Fuzhou, Fujian.

2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was the forty-sixth edition of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The competition was held from 23 October – 1 November 2015 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, United Kingdom, and is the first time that Scotland hosted the event. The competition served as a qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics.Japan won the men's team all-around competition for the first time since 1978, and the United States won the women's team all-around title for the third straight time. In the individual all-around competitions, Kōhei Uchimura and Simone Biles won their sixth and third successive title, respectively. Qualifying in thirteenth place, team Romania failed to automatically qualify to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1966.

On December 4, 2015, British Gymnastics announced that the event had been named "Sporting Event of the Year" by The Sunday Mail.

2015 in artistic gymnastics

Below is a list of women's artistic gymnastics events scheduled to be held in 2015, as well as the medalists.

2016 Chinese Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2016 Chinese Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held from 7 May to 15 May 2016 in Hefei, Anhui.

2016 in artistic gymnastics

Below is a list of notable women's artistic gymnastics events scheduled to be held in 2016, as well as the medalists.

2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships was the forty-seventh edition of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The competition was held from October 2–8, 2017, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.The event marked the first time since 2003 that the Championships had been held in North America. Montreal was also the host of the 1985 World Championships and the 1976 Summer Olympics. The event was part of Montreal's 375th anniversary and Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations, both of which were in fall of 2017.

2017 in artistic gymnastics

Below is a list of notable women's artistic gymnastics events scheduled to be held in 2017, as well as the medalists.

Anastasia Ilyankova

Anastasia Andreyevna Ilyankova (Russian: Анастасия Андреевна Ильянкова, born 12 January 2001) is a Russian artistic gymnast. She resides in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Russia, and is coached by S.V. Kiselev and N.V. Kiseleva.

China women's national gymnastics team

The China women's national artistic gymnastics team represents China in FIG international competitions.

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was held in three categories: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. All gymnastics events were staged at the Arena Olímpica do Rio from 6 to 21 August 2016.

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's artistic team all-around

The Women's artistic team all-around competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held on 9 August 2016 at the HSBC Arena.

The medals were presented by Denis Oswald, Switzerland; Syed Shahid Ali, Pakistan; and Anant Singh, South Africa; members of the International Olympic Committee, and the gifts were presented by Bruno Grandi, President of the FIG, Mireille Ganzin, President of the FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Technical Committee and Rosi Taeymans, President of the FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics Technnical Committee.

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's balance beam

The women's balance beam competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held at the HSBC Arena on 15 August.

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's uneven bars

The women's uneven bars competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held on 14 August at the HSBC Arena.

The medals were presented by Alexander Zhukov IOC member, Russia and Alejandro Peniche, FIG Executive Committee Member.

Huang Huidan

Huang Huidan (Chinese: 黃慧丹) is a Chinese artistic gymnast. She is the 2013 world uneven bars champion and 2014 world uneven bars silver medalist. She represents Zhejiang in domestic competitions.

Nina Derwael

Nina Derwael (Dutch pronunciation: [dɛrʋaːl] or [dərʋaːl]; born March 26, 2000) is a Belgian artistic gymnast and Olympian. She is the 2018 World champion and a two-time European champion (2017, 2018) on the uneven bars as well as a two-time Belgian national all-around champion (2015, 2018). She is the first Belgian gymnast to become a world champion.

Wang Yan (gymnast)

Wang Yan (Chinese: 王妍; pinyin: Wáng Yán; born 30 October 1999) is a senior elite Chinese gymnast. She won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Women's uneven bars

Women's events at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were first held in 1934 at the 10th World Championships. Only the All-Around and Team events were held. In 1938, at the 11th World Championships, the other apparatus events were added. Originally women participated at parallel bars competition (like in the men's program). Starting from 1950, at the 12th World Championships, it was replaced with uneven bars competition which has been held in every year since its inception.

Three medals are awarded: gold for first place, silver for second place, and bronze for third place. Tie breakers have not been used in every year. In the event of a tie between two gymnasts, both names are listed, and the following position (second for a tie for first, third for a tie for second) is left empty because a medal was not awarded for that position. If three or more gymnastics tied for a position, the following two positions are left empty.

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