Ning LI biography
The first Olympic star from China, gymnast Li Ning won six Olympic medals at the 1984 Olympics, with gold medals in the rings, pommelled horse and floor. In addition, he won silver in the team all-around and the horse vault, and a bronze in the individual all-around. Li also won 11 World Championship medals, including world titles in the rings (1985) and the team all-around (1983). Retiring after the 1988 Olympics, Li founded Li Ning Company Ltd., a sports shoes and apparel manufacturer, which has since become one of the leading brands in China. During the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympics, Li was the last torchbearer, and allowed to light the Olympic Flame, doing so being lifted into the air with cables.