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Xiao Sha
Xiao sha 2007 worlds
Xiao at the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Country represented

Flag of China China

Born

June 15 1992 (1992-06-15) (age 25)
Rongjiang, Guizhou, China

Height

4 ft. 7 in.

Current status

Retired

Xiao Sha (Chinese: 肖莎; pinyin: Xiāo Shā), born on 15 June 1992, is a retired Chinese gymnast. She was an all-rounder, with a balance of skills on all four apparatus, while her strongest apparatus was the balance beam.

Gymnastics Career

Xiao started training in gymnastics at the age of 6. She has won a number of medals at the Chinese National Championships, including gold for all-round in 2006, silver for all-round in 2007, gold for balance beam in 2008 and gold for all-round and balance beam in 2009. She was also the forefront gymnast for the Guizhou team, competing on all four apparatus in the team events. At the 11th Chinese national games in 2009, Xiao came 7th in all-round, 8th on balance beam and 5th on floor, while the Guizhou team led by Xiao came 7th.

At the international level, Xiao was part of the Chinese team at the 2007 World Championships, where China won the silver medal for team. She also came 7th in the all-round final. In 2008, she won gold on balance beam and bronze on floor at the Cottbus World Cup, and repeated those results at the Ostrava World Cup later that year.

She announced her retirement in December 2009, as did Li Shanshan.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2006Chinese National Championships1st
2007Chinese National Championships2nd
Stuttgart World Championships2nd7
2008Chinese National Championships1st1st
Cottbus World Cup1st3rd
Ostrava World Cup71st3rd
2009Chinese National Championships1st
Chinese National Games7785

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