Wang Hao (athlete)

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Wang Hao
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Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born (1989-08-16) August 16, 1989 (age 24)
Inner Mongolia
Sport
Country China
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 20 km racewalk
Coached by Sandro Damilano

Wang Hao (Chinese: 王浩) (born August 16, 1989 in Inner Mongolia[1]) is a Chinese race walker.

Biography[edit]

In August 2008 he finished fourth in the 20 km race walk event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, in a new personal best time of 1:19:47 hours. He missed out on the bronze medal by a margin of five seconds.

On 23 October 2008 he set a new world junior record over 10 km walk, with 39:32 minutes. The previous record of 39:57 minutes was set by Aleksey Bartsaykin of Russia earlier in 2008.[2]

On August 15, 2009 he won the silver medal at the 20 kilometres walk in the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, setting a personal best of 1:19:06 in the process. By winning silver in the 20 km walk, Wang Hao became China's third ever male athlete to win a medal in the history of the IAAF World Championships, after former men's high jump world record holder Zhu Jianhua, who won bronze in the 1983 World Championships, and hurdler Liu Xiang, who won a bronze in 2003, silver in 2005 and gold in 2007.[3]

He won two medals at the 11th Chinese National Games in 2009: a gold in the 20 km walk and a silver in the 50 km walk, finishing behind Zhao Chengliang in the latter event.

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