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is a female Chinese football (soccer) player who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics.
She was born Chen Chong in Shanghai, China into a family of doctors (her grandparents were educated at Oxford and her parents were trained at Harvard). She grew up during the Cultural Revolution. At age 14, Chen was discovered on the school rifle range by Mao Zedong's wife Jiang Qing, as she was excelling at marksmanship. This led her to be selected for the Actors' Training Program by the Shanghai Film Studio in 1975, where she was discovered by veteran director Xie Jin who chose her to star in his 1977 film Youth (??, Qingchun)]] as a deaf mute whose senses are restored by an Army medical team. She soon enrolled in the prestigious Shanghai Institute of Foreign Languages, at age 17 (one year before one could go), where she majored in English.