Ma Miaolan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma.

Ma Miaolan (Chinese: 马苗兰; born January 18, 1970) is a retired Chinese heptathlete.[1] On August 9, 1993 in Beijing, she set the Chinese record with a score of 6750 points.[2] Her achievements in sport earned her the nickname "Asia's Iron Woman" (亚洲女铁人). A native of Dongyang, Zhejiang, after her retirement she married table tennis athlete Chen Jian (陈健). As of 2008, the couple lived in Jinhua, and have one son (born c. 1994).[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  China
1987 Asian Championships Singapore 2nd Heptathlon 5460 pts
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 13th Heptathlon 5413 pts
1989 Asian Championships New Delhi, India 2nd Heptathlon 6021 pts
1990 Asian Games Beijing, PR China 1st Heptathlon 6231 pts


  1. ^ IAAF profile
  2. ^ (Chinese) Chinese Athletics Records - Women Outdoor
  3. ^ "'夫妻名将'陈健马苗兰". Jinhua Ribao. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2015-11-29.