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Olympic gold medallist Chen Yibing visits University of Essex
10:20am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
An Olympic gold-medallist from China has visited students studying at the University of Essex.
Chen Yibing, who has gold medals from London and Beijing for rings and team events, gave public talks at both the Colchester and Southend campuses on his experiences as a gymnast.
He also gave demonstrations of some of his routines.
During the talks he was joined by world championship gold medallist speed skater Yang Yang, who was also visiting the university.
Tim Gutsell, director of the university's International Office, said: "This was a fantastic chance to hear from two outstanding athletes. We were extremely honoured to welcome them to our university.
“They are wonderful sporting ambassadors and their visit will help us raise our profile in China and tell Chinese students about the wonderful opportunities available here at Essex."
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