Gong Jinjie

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Gong.
Gong Jinjie
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Personal information
Born (1986-11-12) 12 November 1986 (age 30)
Team information
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Role Rider
Rider type Sprint

Gong Jinjie (宫金杰) (born 12 November 1986) is a Chinese professional racing cyclist, a member of the provincial Jilin Team since 2002 and the Chinese National Team since 2005. Her coaches include Yongqing Wang (王永庆) and Sean Eadie.

Career[edit]

Gong competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She and Guo Shuang set a world record of 32.447 seconds in the qualification round of the team sprint event, which they then improved upon with 32.422 in the next round.[1] They went on to finish first in the final against the German team, but were disqualified for an alleged "early relay", and were relegated to the silver medal instead.[2] Gong and Guo's coach Daniel Morelon maintains that the pair were "robbed" of the gold medal, and described it as an "injustice". He complained that the judges refused to provide a "video footage of the race on slow motion", and only provided a "vague explanation" for the infringement they had allegedly committed.[3]

Gong competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She and Zhong Tianshi set a world record of 31.928 seconds in the qualification round of the team sprint event, and won China's first ever Olympics Cycling gold medal in the final by beating the Russian team.

Career highlights[edit]

Date Placing Event Competition Location Country
13 December 2006 2nd, silver medalist(s) Sprint Asian Games Doha  Qatar
20 January 2008 3 Keirin World Cup Los Angeles  United States
16 February 2008 1 500 m time trial World Cup Ballerup  Denmark
27 March 2008 2nd, silver medalist(s) Team sprint[N 1] World Championships Manchester  United Kingdom
1 November 2008 2 500 m time trial World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom
2 November 2008 3 Keirin World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom
22 November 2008 2 500 m time trial World Cup Melbourne  Australia
17 January 2009 2 500 m time trial World Cup Beijing  China
17 January 2009 3 Team sprint[N 1] World Cup Beijing  China
20 November 2009 1 Team sprint[N 2] World Cup Melbourne  Australia
23 January 2010 2 500 m time trial World Cup Beijing  China
23 January 2010 1 Team sprint[N 2] World Cup Beijing  China
25 March 2010 2nd, silver medalist(s) Team sprint[N 2] World Championships Ballerup  Denmark
2 December 2010 1 Team sprint[N 3] World Cup Melbourne  Australia
21 January 2011 1 Team sprint[N 2] World Cup Beijing  China
18 February 2011 2 Team sprint[N 3] World Cup Manchester  United Kingdom
24 March 2011 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Team sprint[N 3] World Championships Apeldoorn  Netherlands
2 August 2012 2nd, silver medalist(s) Team sprint[N 3] Olympic Games London  United Kingdom
  1. ^ a b The other rider on the team was Zheng Lulu
  2. ^ a b c d The other rider on the team was Lin Junhong
  3. ^ a b c d The other rider on the team was Guo Shuang

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cycling – China set world record, Britain out". Reuters. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chinese women's sprint cycling team disqualified for lane change; Germany wins Olympic gold". Washington Post. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chinese cycling coach says women's sprint team 'robbed' of gold". CBC. 3 August 2012. 

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