Li Jinzhe

China

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Beijing, China

  • Birthdate:

    September 1, 1989

  • Event:

    Long jump

  • Personal Best:

    Outdoor: 8.47 meters

    Indoor: 8.23 meters

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom LJ

  • Residence:

    Beijing, China

Transformative Moment

Winning silver in the long jump at the 2014 IAAF Indoor World Championships.

Li Says

My nickname is...

Da Zhezi.

I’m inspired by...

my first coach, He Zuquan, and Jing Xuezhu, headmaster of Xiannongtan Sports School.

In my bag...

I always have a pair of Air Jordans.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I would be a freelancer; I wouldn’t choose routine work. I might be a businessman.

I want my legacy to be...

that I proved that China and I are good at the long jump.