Mr. Li Ning – The Founder
The founder of Li-Ning Company Limited and the “Li-Ning” brand is a renowned world-class Mr. Li Ning gymnast with 106 gold medals and two World Cup championships. His achievements included the winning of six out of seven gold medals at the Sixth World Cup Gymnastic Competition in 1982, which marked history in the world of gymnastics and winning him with the title as the “Prince of Gymnastics”. In 1984, Li Ning won three gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal to become the most honored athlete at the 23rd Los Angeles Olympic Games.
Following his retirement, Mr. Li Ning founded Li-Ning Company Limited in 1990, a company whose products include footwear, apparel, accessories and equipment for sport and leisure uses. In 1999, Li Ning was elected as one of the “World’s Most Excellent Athletes” in the 20th Century” by the World Sports Correspondent Association. In 2008, Mr. Li Ning lit the torch at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Li Ning understands the essence of “Sportsmanship” because he is a true athlete. He also believes that sports can change and affect lives, because that was his experience.