Summer Olympics gold medalist at the 2012 London Games in the 20 kilometer racewalk event. He set a new Olympic record that year with a time of 1:18:46.
He was a member of the Guangdong Province Athletic Team.
He made Chinese history when he became the first Chinese athlete to a win in the racewalk event.
He was born in Yunnan, a province in the People's Republic of China.
He won gold at the London Games just as American swimmer Michael Phelps did.