Wu Jingyu on a 2008 Somalia stamp
February 1, 1987 |
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||49 kg (108 lb)|
|Club||Jiangxi Provincial Weightlifting and Combat Sports Administrative Centre|
|Coached by||Chen Liren|
|Updated on 8 August 2012.|
Wu Jingyu (simplified Chinese: 吴静钰; traditional Chinese: 吳靜鈺; pinyin: Wú Jìngyù; born February 1, 1987) is a female Chinese Taekwondo practitioner who won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the –49 kg class. She also won several medals at world championships and Asian Games.
Wu Jingyu started training in taekwondo aged 12. Her signature moves are axe kicks. As of 2012 she was a student at the Tianjin University of Technology and Suzhou University of Science and Technology. Her hobbies are music, movies and drawing sayings on porcelain. Her hometown in Jiangxi Province is known as "China's porcelain capital", and her uncle is a porcelain maker. She played a young taekwondo fan who dreams of becoming a champion in a Chinese movie on Taekwondo.
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