Name: JIAN LIU
1995-2000: Coach Beijing Gymnastics Team, China
2000-2003: Coach Singapore National Team, Singapore
2003-2007: Coach CA, USA
Jian Liu was born in Beijing, China, and started gymnastics at age six. He was selected by China National Team by age fourteen, one of his highest achievements was crowned Chinese Gymnastics National Champion.
Jian Liu started his coaching career in 1995. As a professional coach, he possesses not only profound academic knowledge, but also remarkable skills in gymnastics training. The most outstanding achievements and contributions in his coaching career are reflected by the fact that the team and some of the athletes under his coaching have won numerous national and international championships. Other factors that make him so extraordinary are: he is professionally trained as a gymnastics coach; he is recognized as a successful coach in gymnastics training and he is endorsed by experts with national reputation.
TRAINEES WON SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRIZES AND AWARDS
After graduation from Beijing University of Physical Culture, he finished his competing career and started to serve as a coach in Beijing Gymnastics Team, one of the best gymnastics teams in China in 1995. Due to his assiduous study and painstaking work, the juvenile mens gymnastics team under his coaching made speedy progress as to have won medals for many times at national juvenile competitions. For this reason, he was transferred to the Mens Team of China National Gymnastics Team in 1996. During the time when he acted as a coach, his team and some of his trainees won significant awards at national and international gymnastics competitions. Following are the achievements the team and trainees under his coaching obtained during various competitions.
1. HAIBIN THENG, former China National Gymnastics Team Athlete who had been under Jian Liu’s coaching obtained the following major achievements: the World Mens Group Champion, the Mens Group World Champion and the Gold Medal for pommel horse at the 1999 World Gymnastics Championship; the Mens Group World Champion and Gold Medal for ommel house at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games;
2. SHENJIE GENG, member of Beijing Juvenile Gymnastics Team under his coaching won the First Place for Mens Group, Mens Team B Horse-Vaulting and the Second Place for Mens Team B individual All-round at the 2000 Li Ning Cup National Juvenile Gymnastics Contest held in Beijing.
3. Xi Li, also a member from Beijing Juvenile Gymnastics Team under his coaching won the First Place for Mens Team B Floor Exercises at the 2000 Li Ning Cup National Juvenile Gymnastics Contest.
Behind the medal winners there will always be excellent coaches. The achievements his trainees have obtained are embodied his painstaking efforts and hard work and they are the results of his skillful and effective training.
ACADEMIC PAPERS FOR PUBLICATION ON PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS
Not only has Jian Liu done an excellent job in coaching, he has also authored with experiences drawn from practical training quite a few professional gymnastics thesis all of which have been published on national First-Class publications.
JIAN LIU’S TEAM WERE REPORTED BY MAJOR MEDIA IN CHINA.
Jian Lius team was reported by Beijing Evening News on September 24, 1991 in its Sports News column under the title The First Gold Medal Came Out of Gymnastics Contest at City Games Beijing Eastern Urban Area Team Won the Mens Group Champion. The report reads According to the message of September 23 from Tangshan by Xinhua News Agency (Reporter Qinghua Guo), the first gold medal for gymnastics contest at the Second City Games has found its winner today. Beijing Eastern Urban Area Gymnastics Team, having gone through a lot of hardships and dangers, won at last the mens group champion in hand.
JIAN LIU is an outstanding gymnastics coach. Not only has he done an excellent job in coaching, he has also authored with experiences drawn from practical trainings quite a few professional gymnastics thesis, all of which have been published on national First-Class publications. He is a rare outstanding gymnastics talent with overall qualifications and competency.
(reprinted with permission)