The 11th National Games of the People's Republic of China was held in various cities in Shandong from October 16 to October 28, 2009. Represented were 33 sports, 43 disciplines and 362 events, including 4 winter sports which were held in Shenyang, Changchun and Qingdao between January and April 2009.
In all, a total of 1241 medals were awarded. The host province of Shandong came first on the medals table with 63 gold, 40 silver and 43 bronze. The 11th National Games was labelled by some as "China's Olympics", which is reflective of growing significance of the National Games in China.
Format of Competition
The competition format was the same as the Summer Olympics. All participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. The results of this competition determined which teams and individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:
- The team competition, in which the eight highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. Each team of five gymnasts could only have three gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and all three scores counted toward the team total.
- The all-around competition, in which only the twenty-four highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to only two gymnasts in the all-around final.
- The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.
|October 16||Podium Training|
|October 20||Team Final|
|October 23||Vault Event Final|
|Uneven Bars Event Final|
|October 24||Balance Beam Event Final|
|Floor Exercise Event Final|
|Uneven Bars||He Kexin|
|Balance Beam||Tan Sixin|
|Floor Exercise||Sui Lu|