Wang Beixing

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.
Wang Beixing
Beixing Wang (09-12-2007).jpg
Wang in 2007
Personal information
Born (1985-03-10) 10 March 1985 (age 29)
Heilongjiang
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Updated on 11 February 2014.

Wang Beixing (Chinese: 王北星; pinyin: Wáng Běixīng; born 10 March 1985 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese long track speed skater, specializing in short distances (500 m and 1000 m).

Wang first competed in 2003. However, her breakthrough came in the 2004–05 season, winning several times in the World Cup B-group and competing in the A-group. At the World Single Distance Championships she surprisingly won silver. She appeared to be a medal candidate at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. However, here she disappointed with a 7th place at the 500 m and a 29th at the 1000 m.

In January 2009, she won the World Sprint Championships, the first Chinese woman to do so since Ye Qiaobo in 1993. She won the bronze medal in the 500 m sprint at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

She was formerly coached by retired Canadian Olympic medallist and former world record holder Kevin Overland.[1]

Personal records[edit]

Personal records[2]
Women's speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500 m 36.85 15 November 2013 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1000 m 1:13.98 11 November 2007 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
1500 m 1:59.76 29 September 2007 Olympic Oval, Calgary
3000 m 4:33.08 25 October 2003 Olympic Oval, Calgary

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Josh (February 10, 2010). "Kitchener coach aims to extend South Korea’s speed skating medal streak". Waterloo Region Record. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Beixing Wang". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

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