Wang Xiuting

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Wang Xiuting
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  China
World Championships
Bronze 1991 Tokyo 10,000 m
World Road Race Championships
Gold 1989 Rio de Janeiro 15km
Silver 1988 Adelaide 15km
Asian Games
Gold 1986 Seoul 10,000 m
Silver 1990 Beijing 10,000 m
East Asian Games
Silver 1993 Shanghai 10,000 m

Wang Xiuting (Chinese: 王 秀婷; born 11 May 1965 in Shandong) is a Chinese former long-distance runner.

She rose to prominence with a victory in the 10,000 metres at the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul.[1] She represented China in the long race at the 1987 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and came in 28th place.[2] Wang made her track debut at the global level later that year at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics – she came seventh in the 10,000 m but didn't get past the heats of the 3000 metres. She took both the 5000 metres and 10,000 m crowns at the VI Chinese National Games at the end of the year.[3] At the 1988 IAAF World Cross Country Championships she came fourteenth in the long race.[2]

She made her Olympic debut at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, running in the heats of the 3000 m and taking seventh place in the 10,000 m final.[4] She took the silver medal at that year's IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships, finishing behind Ingrid Kristiansen. She returned to the competition in 1989 and won the women's gold medal as well as a team title alongside Zhong Huandi.[5] Her winning time of 49:34 was a Chinese record for the 15 km distance. He 1990 season was highlighted by a silver medal in the 10,000 m at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, where she was beaten by Zhong.[1]

The highlight of her career came at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics, where she won the 10,000 m bronze medal, finishing after Liz McColgan and Zhong.[6] That December she won the Sanyo Half Marathon in Okayama, running a course record time of 1:10:14.[7] She had her best Olympic performance the following year when she came sixth in the 10,000 m final at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.[4] Wang also set a marathon best of 2:28:56 at the Osaka International Ladies Marathon that year, where she finished in fifth place. Her final major appearances came in 1993: she was the runner-up at the Beijing Marathon behind Li Yemei,[8] and won another 10,000 m silver behind Zhong, this time at the inaugural East Asian Games.[9]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  China
1986 Asian Games Seoul, South Korea 1st 10,000 m 32:47.77
1987 World Cross Country Championships Warsaw, Poland 28th
World Championships Rome, Italy heats 3000 m 8:50.68
8th 10,000 m 31:48.88
1988 World Cross Country Championships Auckland, New Zealand 14th
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea heats 3000 m 8:54.19
7th 10,000m 31:40.23
World Road Race Championships Adelaide, Australia 2nd 15 km 50:18
1989 World Road Race Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 15 km 49:34
1990 Asian Games Beijing, China 2nd 10,000 m 31:52.18
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd 10,000 m 31:35.99
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 10,000 m 31:28.06

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  2. ^ a b Wang Xiuting. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  3. ^ Chinese National Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  4. ^ a b Wang Xiuting. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  5. ^ IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  6. ^ World Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  7. ^ Ota, Shigenobu Ota (2010-12-26). Sanyo Women's Half Marathon.Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  8. ^ World Marathon Rankings for 1993. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  9. ^ East Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.

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