Wu Dajing

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Wu Dajing
Moscow 2015 Relay Men After Heat 2 (9).JPG
Wu in 2015
Personal information
NationalityChinese
Born (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 25)
Jiamusi, Heilongjiang, China
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
CountryChina
SportShort track speed skating
Event(s)500 m
ClubJilin Province
Coached byLi Yan
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500m: 39.505 (WR, 2018)
1000m: 1:23.380 (2017)
1500m: 2:12.926 (2016)
3000m: 4:51.835 (2016)
Wu Dajing
Chinese

Wu Dajing (born 24 July 1994) is a Chinese short track speed skater.[1] He is a gold medalist in the Men's 500 metres at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. He won a gold medal in the Men's 500m at the 2014 ISU World Championships in Montreal, Canada.

At the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, he won China's only gold medal. He won the Men's 500 metres, setting an Olympic record (heat) and two world records (quarterfinal and final) while leading wire-to-wire in all three contests en route to capturing the gold.[2] He became only the second person in history to have skated the discipline in under 40 seconds, after American J. R. Celski who managed the feat in 2012 in Calgary at a much higher elevation where the reduced air density tends to give the skater an advantage due to lowered air resistance. Wu also won a silver medal with his team-mates in the men's 5000m team relay.

Wu Dajing was China's flag bearer during the parade of nations at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games.[3]

International competition podiums[edit]

Date Competition Location Rank Event Result
9 January 2010 2010 World Junior Championships, Taipei Chinese Taipei Taipei Arena Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 500 m 43.107
26 February 2011 2011 World Junior Championships, Courmayeur Italy Courmayeur Forum Sports Center Silver medal world centered-2.svg 500 m 42.491
27 February 2011 2011 World Junior Championships, Courmayeur Italy Courmayeur Forum Sports Center Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Overall 40 points
4 December 2011 2011–12 ISU World Cup, Nagoya Japan Nippon Gaishi Hall 1st, gold medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:50.562
11 December 2011 2011–12 ISU World Cup, Shanghai China Oriental Sports Center 1st, gold medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:38.567
2 December 2012 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Nagoya Japan Nippon Gaishi Hall 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:47.885
9 December 2012 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Shanghai China Oriental Sports Center 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 500 m 40.911
2 February 2013 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Sochi Russia Iceberg Skating Palace 2nd, silver medalist(s) 500 m 41.095
3 February 2013 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Sochi Russia Iceberg Skating Palace 1st, gold medalist(s) 500 m 41.413
3 February 2013 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Sochi Russia Iceberg Skating Palace 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:49.925
10 February 2013 2012–13 ISU World Cup, Dresden Germany EnergieVerbund Arena 2nd, silver medalist(s) 500 m 40.684
5 October 2013 2013–14 ISU World Cup, Seoul South Korea Mokdong Ice Rink 2nd, silver medalist(s) 500 m 40.637
6 October 2013 2013–14 ISU World Cup, Seoul South Korea Mokdong Ice Rink 1st, gold medalist(s) 1000 m 1:25.935
16 November 2013 2013–14 ISU World Cup, Kolomna Russia Kolomna Speed Skating Center 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 500 m 41.123
21 February 2014 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi Russia Iceberg Skating Palace Silver medal olympic.svg 500 m 40.846
21 February 2014 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi Russia Iceberg Skating Palace Bronze medal olympic.svg 5000 m relay 6:44.521
15 March 2014 2014 World Championships, Montreal Canada Maurice Richard Arena Gold medal world centered-2.svg 500 m 40.158
9 November 2014 2014–15 ISU World Cup, Salt Lake City United States Utah Olympic Oval 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 500 m 40.572
9 November 2014 2014–15 ISU World Cup, Salt Lake City United States Utah Olympic Oval 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5000 m relay 6:39.715
15 November 2014 2014–15 ISU World Cup, Montreal Canada Maurice Richard Arena 1st, gold medalist(s) 500 m 40.720
13 March 2015 2015 World Championships, Moscow Russia Uralskaya Molniya Gold medal world centered-2.svg 500 m 41.032
15 March 2015 2015 World Championships, Moscow Russia Uralskaya Molniya Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 3000 m 5:06.093
15 March 2015 2015 World Championships, Moscow Russia Uralskaya Molniya Gold medal world centered-2.svg 5000 m relay 41.032
15 March 2015 2015 World Championships, Moscow Russia Uralskaya Molniya Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Overall 55 points
22 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang South Korea Gangneung Ice Arena Gold medal olympic.svg 500 m 39.584 WR
22 February 2018 2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang South Korea Gangneung Ice Arena Silver medal olympic.svg 5000 m relay 6:32.035

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wu Dajing". sochi2014.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Wu Dajing dominates the field in the 500m win". nbcolympics.com. 22 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Asian Winter Games opens, China wins 2 medals". www.english.cri.cn/. China Radio International. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.

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