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HUA Tian Name HUA Tian
NOC CHN - China China Date of Birth 25 OCT 1989
Residence Gender Male
Height 189 cm Weight 70 kg
Discipline Equestrian

Equestrian

Result
Date Time Event Rank Score Remarks
26 SEP 2014 13 : 00 Eventing Individual Jumping Final 3.00
25 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Eventing Individual Cross Country 0.00
24 SEP 2014 08 : 00 Eventing Individual Dressage 38.10

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Olympic Games
Eventing Individual2008Beijing, CHNDNQ
World Equestrian Games
49Eventing Individual2014Le Pin-au-Haras, FRA
FEI World Ranking
295Individual Ranking2014

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname One in a Billion (alexhuatian.co.uk, 02 May 2013)
Occupation Athlete
Languages Spoken French, Latin, Mandarin, Russian, English
Coach Liu Zhong [national] (CHN) (olympic.cn, 10 Sep 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives His grandfather Hua Longyi was a fighter pilot during the 1950s, and was nicknamed Lone Hero by the Chinese authorities. His brother Hua Ming has played cricket for Eton College and the Marylebone Cricket Club [MMC] in London. (alexhuatian.com, 2012; hi.baidu.com, 31 May 2008)
International debut 2005 for China (infzm.com, 11 Dec 2013)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began riding in 1994 at the Beijing Equestrian Club in China. (qq.com, 23 Apr 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
He grew up surrounded by horses, so riding came naturally to him. (qq.com, 23 Apr 2012)

Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also hopes to participate at a total of 10 Olympic Games during his career. (infzm.com, 11 Dec 2013; gb.cri.cn,15 Nov 2013)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"There's no point stressing about things that have happened or that you can't do anything about." (horsehero.com, 2011)

Awards
In 2010 he was given the Rising Star award by the International Equestrian Federation [FEI]. (qq.com, 24 Mar 2012)

He was an ambassador for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. (syd.com.cn, 22 Dec 2010)

General
FIRSTS
At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he became the first Chinese rider to compete in an Olympic equestrian event. At age 18, he also became the youngest rider to compete in three-day eventing at the Olympic Games. (163.com, 12 Nov 2010; alexhuatian.co.uk, 2010)

FAMILY BACKGROUND
His father is Chinese and was involved in the aviation industry, while his British mother was born into a Scottish military family. His parents moved to the United Kingdom from Hong Kong, China, when Hua Tian was age 10. He has both British and Chinese citizenship. (sina.com.cn, 04 Apr 2007)

CHARITY WORK
He has worked as an ambassador for the Red Cross in China, and represented an organisation that helps the protection of horses. (qq.com, 24 Mar 2012; alexhuatian.co.uk, 2010)

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