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Mao Yi
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Mao at the 2017 Chinese National Games

Country represented

Flag of China China

Born

September 16 1999 (1999-09-16) (age 19)
Ruijin, Jiangxi, China

Years on National Team

2015-present

Coach(es)

Xu Jinglei, Wang Qunce

Current status

On the mend - femur surgery[1]

Mao Yi (Chinese: 毛艺; pinyin: Máo Yì; born September 16 in Ruijin, Jiangxi) is an elite Chinese gymnast and 2016 Olympian. She was a member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2015 Asian Championships and 2015 World Championships. She competes for the Shanghai province in domestic competitions.

Career

2015

Mao made her senior debut at the Chinese National Championships, winning team silver and placing fourth in the all-around and eighth on beam and floor. She was named to the Chinese team for the Asian Championships in Hiroshima, Japan. The Chinese won the silver medal behind the Japanese, and Mao placed seventh on floor exercise. Afterwards, she competed at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. She didn't qualify to the event finals, but she contributed to the Chinese's silver medal finish in the team final.

2016

Mao competed at the Chinese National Championships in May, winning all-around and floor exercise silver. She was confirmed as a member of the Chinese Olympic team in July.[2]

Rio Olympics

China competed in the first subdivision of qualifications, starting on balance beam. Unfortunately, Mao suffered a fall on floor exercise, but China was able qualify second into the team final. In the team final, she fell again on floor exercise and China could not replicate their success from the last two World Championships, and instead won the bronze.

2017

Mao continued to compete after Rio, placing fifth with her team and fifteenth in the all-around at the Chinese National Championships in May. In September, she competed at the Chinese National Games, winning team bronze and placing sixth in the all-around.

2018

Mao made her season debut at the American Cup in early March, but became injured on vault and scratched the rest of the competition. Her injury was diagnosed as a fractured femur, and she immediately had surgery in the United States.[3]

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2015Chinese National Championships2nd488
Hiroshima Asian Championships2nd7
Glasgow World Championships2nd
2016Chinese National Championships2nd2nd
Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games3rd
2017Chinese National Championships515
Tianjin Chinese National Games3rd6

References