China at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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China at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
IOC codeCHN
NOCChinese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.cn (in Chinese)
in PyeongChang, South Korea
February 9–25, 2018
Competitors80 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Zhou Yang (opening)[1]
Wu Dajing (closing)[2]
Medals
Ranked 16th
Gold
1
Silver
6
Bronze
2
Total
9
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

China competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018. China competed in 12 sports, participating in bobsleigh, skeleton and ski jumping for the first time. Liu Jiayu won a silver medal in Women's halfpipe, the first ever medal in snowboarding for China. Gao Tingyu won a bronze medal in the Men's 500m speed skating event and became the first male speed skater from China to win a medal in Olympic speed skating.[3] Wu Dajing won a gold medal in the Men's 500 m short track speed skating event and became the first male short track speed skater from China to win a gold medal in Olympic short track speed skating. He also broke the world record. With Beijing being the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, a Chinese segment was performed at the closing ceremony. Those 2022 Winter Olympics will make Beijing the first city to host both a Winter and Summer Olympics, after they hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. China won 9 medals in total.

Medalists[edit]

Records[edit]

Sport Event Date Round Athlete Time Record Ref
Short track speed skating Men's 500 metres 20 February Heat 1 Wu Dajing 40.264 OR [4]
22 February Quarterfinal 2 39.800 OR, WR [5]
Final A 39.584 OR, WR [6]
Women's 3000 metre relay 10 February Semifinal 2 Fan Kexin
Han Yutong
Qu Chunyu
Zhou Yang
4:05.315 OR [7]

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 1 2
Biathlon 0 2 2
Bobsleigh 5 0 5
Cross-country skiing 2 2 4
Curling 1 6 7
Figure skating 6 5 11
Freestyle skiing 6 9 15
Short track speed skating 5 5 10
Skeleton 1 0 1
Ski jumping 0 1 1
Snowboarding 2 7 9
Speed skating 5 8 13
Total 34 46 80

Alpine skiing[edit]

China qualified one male and one female alpine skier.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Zhang Yangming Men's giant slalom 1:25.73 79 1:22.95 69 2:48.68 69
Kong Fanying Women's giant slalom 1:26.30 61 1:23.58 56 2:49.88 55
Women's slalom DNF

Biathlon[edit]

China qualified two female biathletes.

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Tang Jialin Women's sprint 24:30.3 3 (1+2) 70
Women's individual 48:12.0 2 (1+1+0+0) 66
Zhang Yan Women's sprint 23:14.0 1 (1+0) 38
Women's pursuit 35:16.7 3 (3+0+0+0) 45
Women's individual 47:29.6 4 (1+2+0+1) 59

Bobsleigh[edit]

Based on their rankings in the 2017–18 Bobsleigh World Cup, China has qualified 3 sleds.[8][9]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Li Chunjian*
Wang Sidong
Two-man 50.13 26 50.21 27 50.15 27 Eliminated 2:30.49 26
Jin Jian*
Shi Hao
50.47 29 50.17 26 50.33 28 Eliminated 2:30.97 29
Shao Yijun*
Shi Hao
Li Chunjian
Wang Sidong
Four-man 49.79 26 50.01 27 49.94 23 Eliminated 2:29.74 26

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

  • Wang Chao was the teams alternate and did not compete.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

China qualified two male and two female cross-country skiers.

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Sun Qinghai Men's 15 km freestyle N/A 41:55.7 +8:11.8 98
Wang Qiang Men's 15 km freestyle N/A DSQ
Men's 30 km skiathlon 47:03.8 64 LAP
Men's 50 km classical N/A 2:34:43.0 +26:20.9 59
Chi Chunxue Women's 10 km freestyle N/A 28:49.7 +3:49.2 55
Women's 15 km skiathlon 24:16.1 57 21:47.2 56 46:39.0 +5:54.1 55
Women's 30 km classical N/A 1:42:03.2 +19:45.6 44
Li Xin Women's 10 km freestyle N/A 27:44.5 +2:44.0 36
Women's 15 km skiathlon 23:51.7 52 21:31.3 51 46:01.9 +5:17.0 51
Women's 30 km classical N/A 1:38:04.9 +15:47.3 37
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sun Qinghai Men's sprint DSQ Did not advance
Wang Qiang 3:31.56 66 Did not advance
Sun Qinghai
Wang Qiang
Men's team sprint N/A 18:11.95 14 Did not advance
Chi Chunxue Women's sprint 3:42.70 57 Did not advance
Li Xin 3:33.61 49 Did not advance
Chi Chunxue
Li Xin
Women's team sprint N/A 17:35.94 9 Did not advance

Curling[edit]

Summary
Team Event Group Stage Tiebreaker Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Wang Bingyu
Zhou Yan
Liu Jinli
Ma Jingyi
Jiang Xindi
Women's tournament Switzerland SUI
W 7–2
International Olympic Committee OAR
L 6–7
United Kingdom GBR
L 7–8
Japan JPN
W 7–6
Denmark DEN
W 10–7
South Korea KOR
L 5–12
United States USA
L 4–10
Canada CAN
W 7–5
Sweden SWE
L 4–8
5 Did not advance
Wang Rui
Ba Dexin
Mixed doubles Switzerland SUI
L 5–7
South Korea KOR
W 8–7
Canada CAN
L 4–10
International Olympic Committee OAR
L 5–6
United States USA
W 6–4
Finland FIN
W 10–5
Norway NOR
W 9–3
N/A 4 TB Norway NOR
L 7–9
Did not advance 4

Women's tournament[edit]

China qualified a women's team by qualifying via the qualification event in Plzeň, Czech Republic.[10] Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 South Korea Kim Eun-jung 8 1 75 44 41 34 5 15 79%
 Sweden Anna Hasselborg 7 2 64 48 42 34 14 13 83%
 Great Britain Eve Muirhead 6 3 61 56 39 38 12 6 79%
 Japan Satsuki Fujisawa 5 4 59 55 38 36 10 13 75%
 China Wang Bingyu 4 5 57 65 35 38 12 5 78%
 Canada Rachel Homan 4 5 68 59 40 36 10 12 81%
 Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni 4 5 60 55 34 37 12 7 78%
 United States Nina Roth 4 5 56 65 38 39 7 6 78%
 Olympic Athletes from Russia Victoria Moiseeva 2 7 45 76 34 40 8 6 76%
 Denmark Madeleine Dupont 1 8 50 72 32 41 10 6 73%
Round-robin

China has a bye in draws 4, 8 and 12.

Mixed doubles tournament[edit]

Based on results from 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, China has qualified their mixed doubles as the highest ranked nations.

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Teams to tiebreaker
Country
Athletes W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 Canada Kaitlyn Lawes / John Morris 6 1 52 26 28 20 0 9 80%
 Switzerland Jenny Perret / Martin Rios 5 2 45 40 29 26 0 10 71%
 Olympic Athletes from Russia Anastasia Bryzgalova / Alexander Krushelnitskiy 4 3 36 44 26 27 1 7 67%
 Norway Kristin Skaslien / Magnus Nedregotten 4 3 39 43 26 25 1 8 74%
 China Wang Rui / Ba Dexin 4 3 47 42 27 27 1 6 72%
 South Korea Jang Hye-ji / Lee Ki-jeong 2 5 40 40 23 29 1 7 67%
 United States Rebecca Hamilton / Matt Hamilton 2 5 37 43 26 25 0 9 74%
 Finland Oona Kauste / Tomi Rantamäki 1 6 35 53 23 29 0 6 67%

Figure skating[edit]

China qualified 11 figure skaters (6 men and 5 women), based on its placement at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[11]

Individual
Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jin Boyang Men's singles 103.32 4 Q 194.45 5 297.77 4
Yan Han 80.63 19 Q 132.38 23 213.01 23
Li Xiangning Ladies' singles 52.46 24 Q 101.97 20 154.43 22
Mixed
Athlete Event SP / SD FS / FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Peng Cheng / Jin Yang Pairs 62.61 17 Did not advance
Sui Wenjing / Han Cong 82.39 1 Q 153.08 3 235.47 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao 75.58 5 Q 128.52 11 204.10 7
Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu Ice dancing 57.81 22 Did not advance

Team event

Athlete Event Short program/Short dance Free skate/Free dance
Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total
Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points Rank Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points

Team points

Points Rank
Yan Han (M)
Li Xiangning (L)
Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao (P)
Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu (I)
Team event 77.10
4
58.62
4
69.17
6
56.98
4
18 6 Did not advance

Freestyle skiing[edit]

China qualified six male and nine female freestyle skiers.

Aerials
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 1 Jump 2 Jump 3
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jia Zongyang Men's aerials 126.55 3 QF Bye 118.55 9 Q 128.76 1 Q 128.05 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Liu Zhongqing 107.08 16 123.08 4 Q 119.47 8 Q 94.57 9 Did not advance
Qi Guangpu 126.70 2 QF Bye 127.44 1 Q 122.17 7 Did not advance
Wang Xindi 121.24 10 96.38 8 Did not advance
Kong Fanyu Women's aerials 89.77 7 95.12 2 Q 89.77 4 Q 97.29 1 Q 70.14 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Xu Mengtao 99.37 3 QF Bye 91.00 2 Q 59.25 9 Did not advance
Yan Ting 80.95 13 82.94 9 Did not advance
Zhang Xin 90.24 6 QF Bye 87.25 6 Q 94.11 2 Q 95.52 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Halfpipe
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Kong Xiangrui Men's halfpipe 47.40 50.80 50.80 23 Did not advance
Mao Bingqiang 53.00 54.60 54.60 20 Did not advance
Chai Hong Women's halfpipe 58.00 63.60 63.60 19 Did not advance
Wu Meng 53.40 61.00 61.00 20 Did not advance
Zhang Kexin 80.60 81.00 81.00 8 Q 73.00 55.40 71.00 73.00 9
Moguls
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank Time Points Total Rank
Guan Ziyan Women's moguls 36.30 41.02 48.11 28 35.50 43.80 51.80 18 Did not advance
Wang Jin 34.87 42.59 51.29 27 35.01 34.51 51.29 19 Did not advance

Short track speed skating[edit]

According to the ISU Special Olympic Qualification Rankings, China has qualified a full squad of 5 men and 5 women each.[12]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Han Tianyu 500 m 40.744 2 Q 1:14.891 3 Did not advance
1000 m PEN Did not advance
1500 m 2:38.865 5 ADV N/A 2:11.827 4 FB 2:26.281 8
Ren Ziwei 500 m 40.294 1 Q 40.032 OR 1 Q 40.418 3 FB 40.694 6
1000 m PEN Did not advance
Wu Dajing 500 m 40.264 OR 1 Q 39.800 WR 1 Q 40.087 1 FA 39.584 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
1000 m 1:23.463 2 Q PEN Did not advance
1500 m 2:15.823 3 Q N/A PEN Did not advance
Xu Hongzhi 1500 m 2:35.641 5 ADV N/A 2:19.310 6 Did not advance
Chen Dequan
Han Tianyu
Ren Ziwei
Wu Dajing
Xu Hongzhi
5000 m relay N/A 6:36.605 OR 1 FA 6:32.035 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Fan Kexin 500 m 43.350 1 Q 43.485 2 Q PEN Did not advance
Han Yutong 500 m 43.719 2 Q 43.627 3 Did not advance
1000 m PEN Did not advance
1500 m 2:31.158 1 Q N/A 2:22.826 3 FB 2:36.548 9
Li Jinyu 1000 m 1:32.335 1 Q 1:30.175 3 Did not advance
1500 m 2:25.034 3 Q N/A 2:33.005 4 AA 2:25.703 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Qu Chunyu 500 m 42.971 2 Q 42.954 1 Q PEN Did not advance
1000 m 1:31.279 2 Q 1:31.284 2 Q PEN Did not advance
Zhou Yang 1500 m 2:29.587 2 Q N/A 2:23.485 3 FB 2:35.241 8
Fan Kexin
Han Yutong
Li Jinyu
Qu Chunyu
Zhou Yang
3000 m relay N/A 4:05.315 OR 1 FA PEN

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round; OR – Olympic record; WR – World record

Skeleton[edit]

China qualified one male skeleton athlete. This will mark the country's Winter Olympics debut in the sport.[13]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Geng Wenqiang Men's 51.51 15 50.87 7 51.18 15 51.09 12 3:24.65 13

Ski jumping[edit]

China has qualified one female ski jumper.

Athlete Event First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Chang Xinyue Women's normal hill 83.0 69.6 26 Q 84.5 85.3 18 154.9 20

Snowboarding[edit]

Freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Rank Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Shi Wancheng Men's halfpipe 10.00 11.75 11.75 29 Did not advance
Zhang Yiwei 32.50 74.00 74.00 15 Did not advance
Cai Xuetong Women's halfpipe 65.75 69.00 69.00 6 Q 20.50 41.25 76.50 76.50 5
Li Shuang 24.50 9.25 24.50 22 Did not advance
Liu Jiayu 87.75 41.00 87.75 2 Q 85.50 89.75 49.00 89.75 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Qiu Leng 50.75 53.75 53.75 16 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QF – Qualify directly to final; QS – Qualify to semifinal

Parallel
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Gong Naiying Women's giant slalom 1:36.36 26 Did not advance
Xu Xiaoxiao DSQ Did not advance
Zang Ruxin 1:35.26 22 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: W – Winner; L – Loser

Speed skating[edit]

China earned the following quotas at the conclusion of the four World Cup's used for qualification.[14]

Men
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Gao Tingyu 500 m 34.65 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Xiakaini Aerchenghazi 1500 m 1:50.16 32
Xie Jiaxuan 500 m 35.545 31
Yang Tao 500 m 35.41 27
1000 m 1:10.10 26
Women
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Hao Jiachen 1500 m 1:59.58 20
3000 m 4:15.56 21
Liu Jing 3000 m 4:20.95 24
Tian Ruining 500 m 38.86 20
1000 m 1:16.69 21
1500 m 2:00.29 23
Yu Jing 500 m 37.81 9
1000 m 1:16.36 17
Zhang Hong 500 m 38.39 15
1000 m 1:15.67 11
Mass start
Athlete Event Semifinal Final
Points Time Rank Points Time Rank
Wang Hongli Men's mass start 0 8:00.97 12 Did not advance
Guo Dan Women's mass start 43 8:54.20 2 Q 0 8:33.90 10
Li Dan 24 8:32.49 3 Q 6 8:50.48 5
Team pursuit
Athlete Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Time
Rank Opposition
Time
Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Han Mei
Hao Jiachen
Li Dan
Guo Dan (reserve)
Liu Jing (reserve)
Women's team pursuit  Japan (JPN)
L 3:00.01
5 FC Did not advance  Germany (GER)
W 3:00.04
5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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