7. Huang Qiushuang, China
Huang Qiushuang was born on 28th May 1992, is a Chinese gymnast. She is an individual all-arounder known for her clean form, artistry and unfortunately, her inconsistency. For the Chinese national team, she is a key gymnast in development for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Huang started gymnastics training at the age of 5. In junior competition during 2005 and 2006, Huang Qiushuang won championship titles at the Chinese national level in vault, uneven bars, balance beam, all-around, and with her team. Huang represents the province of Guangdong in national level competition. At the 2008 national championships, she obtained gold with the team. At the 2009 national championships, she obtained silver in the all-around, bronze on the floor, and bronze with the team.
At the international level, Huang Qiushuang represented China at the 2009 Japan Cup in July 2009. She won gold in the individual all-around ahead of Russian soon-to be stars Aliya Mustafina and Tatiana Nabieva, and gold in the team event with teammates He Kexin, Xiao Sha and Zhang Jing.
At the 11th Chinese national games in September 2009, Huang Qiushuang participated as part of the Guangdong team, despite a lower leg injury. She received a silver in the team event, where Guangdong was narrowly defeated by 0.125 points by the Shanghai team led by Sui Lu. In the individual events, Huang qualified first in the all-around, 2nd on the floor and 3rd on the uneven bars. However, she did not earn any medals on floor (6th) and in the all-around (5th) due to errors, or on the uneven bars, having forfeited her uneven bars finals position to Guangdong teammate Wu Liufang.
Huang Qiushuang did not attend the 2009 World Championships in London because of her injury.She participated in the 2010 Doha World Cup, where she won gold on uneven bars and silver on floor.
At the 2010 World Championships, Huang won a bronze medal with the team and came fourth in the all-around. She qualified in second for the uneven bars final, but came sixth due to a fall.
At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, Huang won gold medals with the team and on vault, and silver medals in the all-round and on uneven bars.At the 2011 World Championships, Huang won a bronze medal with the team and came fifth in the all-around. She also won her first individual World Championships medal on Uneven bars by coming third in the event final.
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