Wang Yan (athlete)
Wang Yan (Chinese: 王妍; pinyin: Wáng Yán; born May 3, 1971 in Liaoning) is a Chinese race walker, who won the bronze medal over 10 km at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. She also won the 1993 IAAF World Race Walking Cup, as well as a silver medal at the 1999 World Championships and a bronze at the 2001 East Asian Games.
She was the world record holder for the 20 km walk from 2001 to 2005. She held the Asian record for the women's 20 km walk with her best of 1:26:22 hours from 2001 to 2012, until it was beaten by Liu Hong.
|1986||World Junior Championships||Athens, Greece||1st||5000 m||22:03.65|
|1993||World Race Walking Cup||Monterrey, Mexico||1st||10 km||45:10|
|World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||—||10 km||DSQ|
|1995||World Race Walking Cup||Beijing, PR China||14th||10 km||44:25|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||3rd||10 km||42:19|
|1997||World Championships||Athens, Greece||12th||10,000 m||46:21.69|
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||2nd||20 km||1:30:52|
|2001||East Asian Games||Osaka, Japan||3rd||20 km||1:35:36|
- Jalava, Mirko (2012-03-30). Asian records fall in Taicang Race Walking Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-03.
|Women's 20 km Walk World Record Holder
November 19, 2001 – August 7, 2005
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