Wu Jiani was named to her first Olympic team at the age of 14 but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Olympic boycott. Jiani returned the following year to win two medals at the 1981 World Championships, won a silver medal on bars at the 1982 World Cup, and capped off her career with an appearance at the 1984 Olympics. At the height of her career she was China’s most reliable gymnast after the legendary Ma Yanhong. Today she is more widely known for being the mother of American gymnasts Anna Li and Andrea Li.
Olympics & World Championships:
International Junior Championships: 4th-AA, 2nd-FX
Alternate Olympics: 8th-AA
International Championships of Romania: 6th-AA, 6th-VT, 3rd-UB, 2nd-FX
CHN-USA (Dual Meet): 2nd-AA
World Championships: 2nd-Team, 3rd-BB
Asian Games: 1st-Team, 2nd-AA, 1st-UB, 2nd-FX
Tokyo Cup: 1st-UB, 1st-BB, 4th-FX
Chinese Championships: 7th-AA, 2nd-UB, 3rd-BB, 3rd-FX
Hungarian International: 3rd-UB, 2nd-BB
World Cup: 9th-AA, 2nd-UB, 4th-FX
World Championships: 5th-Team
CHN-USA (Dual Meet): 12th-AA, 2nd-UB, 3rd-BB
Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnasticGreats, My Meet Scores, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these symbols can be found here.