Chen Ding

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Chen Ding
Personal information
Native name 陈定
Nationality Chinese
Born (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 22)
Yunnan
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Country China
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 20 km racewalk
Club Guangdong Province Athletic Team
Coached by Sandro Damilano
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2012 Summer Olympics: Men's 20 kilometres walk – Gold
Updated on 4 August 2012.
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.

Chen Ding (Chinese: 陈定; born August 5, 1992 in Yunnan, China) is a Chinese racewalker who won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. He finished the race in 1:18:46, a new Olympic record.

2012 London Olympics[edit]

In the 2012 London Games, Chen became the first Chinese athlete ever to win an Olympic gold medal in 20 km racewalk event. He is also the second Chinese male athlete to win a gold medal in any athletic event of the Olympics, after Liu Xiang's gold in 110 m hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Chen finished the race in 1:18:46 and established a new Olympic record. He achieved this feat one day before his birthday and considered it as a "wonderful gift". His teammates Wang Zhen and Cai Zelin finished third and fourth, with Guatemala's Erick Barrondo in second.[1][2]

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