Xing Huina

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xing.
Xing Huina
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  China
Olympic Games
Gold 2004 Athens 10,000 m

Xing Huina (Chinese: 邢慧娜; pinyin: Xíng Huìnà; born February 25, 1984 in Hanting, Weifang, Shandong) is a Chinese track and field athlete.

Biography[edit]

Xing was born to family of farmers in Hanting, Weifang, Shandong. Standing 1.66 m tall and weighing 50 kg (110 lb), she began training at Weifang City Sport School, coached by Chi Yuzhai. She joined the Shandong Sport Technology Institute in 1999, coached by Yin Yanqin.

She was selected into national team in 2002 after running 4:10.43 in 1500 m and 14:56.15 in 5000 m in 2001 Chinese National Games. In national team, she was coached by Wang Dexian. In 2002, she won bronze medal in 10,000 m in Busan Asian Games with a time of 31:42.36. In 2003, she came in 7th and broke the World Junior Record (30:31.55) in the memorable race of 10,000m at Saint-Denis World Championships. The record was broken by Linet Masai of Kenya at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Xing won the gold medal in the 10,000 m race in the track and field competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece with a time of 30:24.36. She overtook Ethiopian Ejagayehu Dibaba in the final straight to break the monopoly of Ethiopians. In Helsinki, she placed 5th in women's 5000 m (14:43.64) and 4th in women's 10,000 m (30:27.18). Both races were won by Ethopian runners. She decided not to compete at the 11th National Games of China in 2009 due to a persistent leg injury. The combination of the injury and her long period away from competition raised speculation that her professional career was finished at the age of 26.[1]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 1500 m: 4:09.01 (2003)
  • 5000 m: 14:43.64 (2005)
  • 10,000 m: 30:24.36 (2004)

Her unofficial 1500 m personal best is 4:03.00 created in 2005 Chinese National Games. However, the result was then cancelled because her opponent, Liu Qing filed a complaint of being deliberately blocked by Xing when Liu tried overtaking Xing.[2]

Curios[edit]

Xing's last name is an obscenity in Russian and means a very large male member.

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