- Zou Kai
gymnastname= Zou Kai
fullname= Zou Kai
birthdate= birth date and age|1988|2|25
height= convert|157|cm|ftin [fig|id=6977|name=Zou Kai]
club= China National School
headcoach= Bai Yuanshao
Zou Kai (zh-tsp|s=邹凯|t=鄒凱|p=Zōu Kǎi, born
25 February 1988in Luzhou, Sichuan) is a Chinese gymnast. Zou was part of the Chinese team that won the gold medal in the team event at the 2006 World Artistic Gymnastics Championshipsand the 2006 Asian Games.
2008 Summer Olympics
On his Olympic debut at the
2008 Summer Olympicsin Beijing, he contributed to the team's gold and also won unexpected individual gold medals at the Floor Exerciseand the Horizontal Barscoring 16.050 [ [http://olympics.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chinas_Zou_captures_floor_gold/articleshow/3373718.cms "China's Zou captures floor gold"] Reuters, August 17 2008] and 16.200 respectively. Zou is the second Chinese Olympian to receive three gold medals at a single Olympic Games ( Li Ningfirst achieved this feat at the 1984 Summer Olympics). As a specialist of the Chinese Men's Gymnastics team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Zou has strengths in both the Floor Exercise and the High Bar.
During an interview with
Liu Xuan(female Olympic Chinese gymnast), when asked if he will train to be an all-around gymnast he replied, "My talents are limited, but if I can learn more to become one than I will learn more."
Zou Kai who is a Sichuan native plans to auction off his gold medal win for
Floor Exerciseand donate all proceeds to relief funds of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR4MdJx6GPI "Chen Yibing, Zou Kai exclusive visit to Hong Kong (29-8-2008)"] ] Out of the three gold medals he won at the 2008 Summer Olympicshe chose the medal won during his Floor Exerciseroutine for its special purpose since only two Chinese gymnasts have ever won it ( Li Ningand Li Xiaoshuang).
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