|Born||12 November 1986|
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
- "Cycling – China set world record, Britain out". Reuters. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
- "Chinese women's sprint cycling team disqualified for lane change; Germany wins Olympic gold". Washington Post. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
- "Chinese cycling coach says women's sprint team 'robbed' of gold". CBC. 3 August 2012.
- Gong Jinjie profile at Cycling Archives
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