Like all antelopes
Yingying is fast and agile and can swiftly cover great stretches of land as he races across the earth.
A symbol of the vastness of China's landscape, the antelope carries the blessing of health, the strength of body that comes from harmony with nature. Yingying's flying pose captures the essence of a species unique to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, one of the first animals put under protection in China. The selection of the Tibetan Antelope reflects Beijing commitment to a Green Olympics. His head ornament incorporates several decorative styles from the Qinghai-Tibet and Sinkiang cultures and the ethnic design traditions of Western China.
Strong in track and field events, Yingying is a quick-witted and agile boy who represents the yellow Olympic ring.