Qieyang Shenjie

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Qieyang Shijie is a Tibetan name. Qieyang/Qoiying is not her family name/clan name but a part of her given name, nor is Shijie/Gyi her family name. For example, her father is "Gongbao Ladan" (宫保拉旦) and her sister is "Yangcuo Jie" (杨措姐).
Qieyang Shenjie
Personal information
Nationality  China
Born (1990-11-11) November 11, 1990 (age 24)
Qinghai, China
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight 110 lbs (50 kg)

Qieyang Shenjie, also known as Qieyang Shijie (Chinese: 切阳什姐; pinyin: Qiēyáng Shíjiě; Tibetan: ཆོས་དབྱིངས་སྐྱིད་Wylie: chos dbyings skyid, ZYPY: Qoiying Gyi, Lhasa dialect IPA: [tɕʰǿjiŋ cîʔ], also known as Choeyang Kyi;[1] Amdo Tibetan language: [tɕʰeɣjaŋ ʂcəl]; born November 11, 1990) is a Tibetan race walker.[2] She was born in Haiyan, Haibei T.A.P, Qinghai province, and her family are herders.[3] She won bronze medal in the Women's 20 km walk race in 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[4] She is the first ethnic Tibetan to compete and win a medal in the Olympics.[5] After winning the medal, Qieyang Shenjie said she was most grateful to her coach.[6]

She was selected into the Qinghai Team in April 2008 by Yuan Dejiu (袁德久), the major coach of the team who found her speciallity when let accompany someone other to run and gave her her nickname "little tokyi".[7] In June 2010, she was selected by Zhang Fuxin (张阜新), who later became her coach, into the National Team.

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