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July 4, 1997 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gone are the adoring fans and menacing security detail. His cool nickname doesn't quite fit anymore, and his image isn't beamed around the world nearly as much as it used to be. In fact, not at all. No longer is Li Xiao Ping an international man of mystery, and his opinion isn't especially coveted these days. Unless, of course, you're trying to break in a new pommel horse.
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July 4, 1997 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gone are the adoring fans and menacing security detail. His cool nickname doesn't quite fit anymore, and his image isn't beamed around the world nearly as much as it used to be. In fact, not at all. No longer is Li Xiao Ping an international man of mystery, and his opinion isn't especially coveted these days. Unless, of course, you're trying to break in a new pommel horse.
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October 17, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
Dick Wolfe has this fantasy. It involves his Cal State Fullerton men's gymnastics team and its meet against UCLA on Jan. 30. And, get this. It involves a capacity crowd in Titan Gym to watch. "That's my goal," Wolfe was saying just the other day. "We're going to have 4,000 people in there. We're going fill that sucker." They would be there, so this fantasy goes, to see Fullerton meet an NCAA power and to see the Titans' newest drawing card.
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January 30, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
The slow, swaying beat of reggae music echoes through the halls of Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym. Inside the mat room, the gymnasts stretch and tumble, warming up for their Thursday workout. Some sway their hips and knees to the rhythm, others raise and lower their outstretched palms, like birds in slow-motion flight. Off to the side, Li Xiao Ping--World Champion and Olympic silver medalist--stands motionless, his arms folded loosely.
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January 30, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
The slow, swaying beat of reggae music echoes through the halls of Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym. Inside the mat room, the gymnasts stretch and tumble, warming up for their Thursday workout. Some sway their hips and knees to the rhythm, others raise and lower their outstretched palms, like birds in slow-motion flight. Off to the side, Li Xiao Ping--World Champion and Olympic silver medalist--stands motionless, his arms folded loosely.
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October 14, 1986
Gymnast Li Xiao Ping, a member of the Chinese National men's team, has enrolled at Cal State Fullerton and will compete with the Titans for one season.
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December 14, 1986
Cal State Fullerton won the first NCAA Mixed Pairs Gymnastics championships Saturday night at Houston Baptist as the Titans outpointed the University of New Mexico's A and B teams, 55.95 to 55.90. Fullerton's scoring came from its mixed pairs team of Li Xiao Ping, who accounted for 28.85 points and Callie Glanton, who scored 27.1 points. In the team scoring Houston Baptist followed the two New Mexico teams in fourth place with 54.30 points.
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March 15, 1987
Cal State Fullerton jumped to an early lead as Li Xiao Ping scored a 9.9 on the pommel horse, but No. 1-ranked UCLA came back with strong showings in the high bar and parallel bars to beat the Titans, 282.20-279.40, in a nonconference gymnastics meet at John Wooden Center Saturday night. In the pommel horse, Xiao Ping defeated two former NCAA champions--UCLA's Curtis Holdsworth, the 1986 champion, and Tony Pineda, who won the event in 1985. Both scored 9.65 Saturday.
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January 31, 1987 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
As he watched the third gymnast slip off the horizontal bar Friday, Cal State Fullerton men's gymnastic coach Dick Wolfe saw his chance of knocking off top-ranked UCLA slip further away. "I feel fine," Wolfe said upon hearing the final score, 280.90-278.90. "I am excited about our program and how fast it's coming along. And I guess I realized my fantasy of filling the gym." Wolfe's night might have been even better had the Titans held the 185.0-184.30 lead they had after five events.
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October 19, 1986 | Times staff writer Mark I. Pinsky compiled the Week in Review stories
As the Queen of England was visiting China, officials at Cal State Fullerton announced that a prince of Chinese gymnastics would be competing for the first time for an American university. The 24-year-old athlete, Li Xiao Ping, was a member of the People's Republic of China team that won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics. He is known as the "Great Traveler" in international gymnastic circles for his graceful movements on the pommel horse. On Dec.
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October 17, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
Dick Wolfe has this fantasy. It involves his Cal State Fullerton men's gymnastics team and its meet against UCLA on Jan. 30. And, get this. It involves a capacity crowd in Titan Gym to watch. "That's my goal," Wolfe was saying just the other day. "We're going to have 4,000 people in there. We're going fill that sucker." They would be there, so this fantasy goes, to see Fullerton meet an NCAA power and to see the Titans' newest drawing card.
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February 21, 1987
The UC Irvine men's and women's track and field teams open the 1987 season today with a tri-meet against USC and Cal Poly Pomona at Anteater Stadium. Field events begin at 11:30 a.m., with the first running event scheduled for 1:30 p.m. UCI is strong in the distance events. Senior Ralph Garibaldi is the defending Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. champion in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, and junior Gus Quinonez is the defending conference 10,000-meter champion.
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March 21, 1987
Houston Baptist University, the nation's 12th-ranked men's gymnastics team, beat second-ranked Cal State Fullerton to win the Titan Invitational meet Friday night in Titan Gym. Houston Baptist finished with 284.05 points. Fullerton had 283.05. Brigham Young University was third (269.65), followed by UC Santa Barbara (263.70). Alfonso Rodriguez of Houston Baptist won the all-around competition with 58.45 points, including a perfect score of 10 on the high bar.
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