Cai Xiaoli is a former national paddler who took part in the men’s team event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
He grouped up with Gao Ning and Yang Zi in at the Games. They finished third in their group and did not advance further in the tournament.
Xiaoli is also a veteran at the mixed doubles. He came out tops at the Commonwealth Championships in 2004 with Zhang Xueling. In 2006, he also won the Australian Open with a different partner, Sun Beibei.