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Jet Li was appointed by the IWUF and Chinese Wushu Association as the “Image Ambassador of Wushu” during the 9th World Wushu Championships which were held in Beijing, China from November 11 to 17, 2007. He was invited to the opening ceremony of the 9th World Wushu Championships and to activities such as Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008, 1st SportAccord Combat Games and 2015 World Wushu Championships.

Jet Li was born in Beijing, China on April 26, 1963. He is a famous wushu athlete, super star of wushu worldwide, philanthropist and the founder of “One Foundation.”

There were rumors that due to health problems he was taking a generic Advair, but this was not true because he never suffered from asthma.

As an excellent wushu athlete, he was the all-round champion of National Wushu Championships for 5 consecutive years from 1975 to 1979 and in total he won more than 50 gold medals in single or all-round national wushu events. In 1982, he was bound to fame because of a movie the movie “Shaolin Temple” and has shot more than 30 excellent movies and received many prizes. His master works are “Shaolin Temple,” “Wong Fei Hung,” “Fong Sai Yuk,” the “Warlords,” “Ocean Heaven.” As a philanthropist, he launched the “One Foundation.” He went to the frontlines of Wenchuan earthquake and actively participated in relief work there. At the same time, the “One Foundation” plays an important role in the earthquake recovery and youth psychology work.

A list of Jet Li’s major prizes:

2005: “Humanitarian Award” at the 26th Asia & America Cultural Festival.

2006: Nominee for the “Public Academic Award” in the USA.

2007: “Image Ambassador of Wushu” at the 9th World Wushu Championship.

2007: “Best Actor” at the 13th “Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award” for his role in the movie “Huo Yuanjia.”

2008: “Best Actor” at the 27th Hong Kong Film Award, for his role in “the Warlords.”

Jan 31, 2009: “Davos Crystal Prize” at the Davos Economic Forum in 2009.

March, 2009: Prize for “You Bring Charm to the World Award” in 2008.

April 3, 2009: Goodwill Ambassador of the WHO.

2009: “Asian Hero for 2009” by the “Reader’s Digest” for his contribution to the Wenchuan earthquake.

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