Dong Bin

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Dong Bin
Personal information
Born (1988-11-22) November 22, 1988 (age 25)
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Country  China
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Dong Bin (Chinese: 董斌; born 22 November 1988) is a Chinese track and field athlete who specialises in the triple jump. He is a two-time gold medallist at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships and has a personal best of 17.38 metres.

His indoor best of 17.16 m is an Asian and Chinese indoor record. He represented China at the 2012 Olympics, came fifth at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and was a finalist at the Summer Universiade in both 2009 and 2011.

Career[edit]

Born in Changsha, he first represented China internationally at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics held in Beijing, where he finished eighth in his qualifying group. He made progress into the senior ranks in 2008, when finished as runner-up at the Chinese Athletics Championships with a personal best of 16.54 m. In the 2009 indoor season, he improved this to 16.89 m on the Chinese Athletics Grand Prix circuit.[1] He represented his province (Hunan) at the 2009 Chinese National Games and came sixth.

His first major success in the senior ranks came at the 2010 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, where his jump of 16.73 m was a championship record and brought him the gold medal.[2] He set an outdoor personal best of 16.86 m that year and placed third at the national championships.[3] He broke the Chinese indoor record in February 2011, clearing 17.01 m and matched his outdoor best in April.[4] Dong and Li Yanxi were the Chinese entrants at that year's 2011 Asian Athletics Championships, but while Li took the silver Dong only managed fifth place with 16.36 m.[5] Just over a week later he jumped 17.05 m, albeit wind-aided (+2.1 m/s).[3]

He defended his title at the 2012 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships with a championship and national record of 17.01 m, although he narrowly saw off Chinese rival Cao Shuo, who jumped the same distance but had a shorter second-best jump.[6] In his first appearance on the global senior stage he finished eighth at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Outdoors, a big improvement to 17.38 m in April earned him a place at the London Olympics and he reached tenth in the Olympic triple jump final – the best performance by an Asian athlete.[7][8]

In Nanjing in March 2013 he broke Oleg Sakirkin's 20-year-old Asian indoor record with a jump of 17.16 m.[9]

Personal bests[edit]

  • Long jump: 7.09 metres (2007)
  • Triple jump (outdoor): 17.38 metres (2012)
  • Triple jump (indoor): 17.16 metres (2013) AR

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 14th (q) 15.60 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 11th 16.26 m
2010 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 1st 16.73 m
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 5th 16.36 m
Universiade Shenzhen, China 8th 16.32 m
2012 Asian Indoor Championships Hangzhou, China 1st 17.01 m (=iNR)
World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 8th 16.75 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 10th 16.75 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th 16.73 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-02-20). Fast sprinting in China as indoor season continues. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-13.
  2. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2010-02-27). Asian Indoor Championships close. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-16.
  3. ^ a b Dong Bin. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-03-16.
  4. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2011-04-25). Strong start for Chinese throwers in Zhaoging. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-16.
  5. ^ 2011 Asian Championships Men Triple Jump. JAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-16.
  6. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2012-02-19). Barshim soars 2.37m Asian record in Hangzhou as Asian Indoor champs conclude. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-16.
  7. ^ Bin Dong. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-16.
  8. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2012-04-16). World Discus champion Li Yanfeng opens well; Asian Javelin Throw record falls in Zhaoqing. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-16.
  9. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2013-03-07). Dong Bin leads the way as indoor records tumble in Nanjing. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.

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