Yang Yang (S)

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Yang Yang (杨阳)
Personal information
Born (1977-09-14) September 14, 1977 (age 39)
Changchun, Jilin, China
Country  China
Sport Speed skating
Retired 2002
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yang.

Yang Yang (simplified Chinese: 杨阳; traditional Chinese: 楊陽; pinyin: Yáng Yáng; born 14 September 1977 in Changchun, Jilin, China) is a Chinese Olympic speed skater.

Yang Yang competed as a short track speed skater for the Chinese national team at the 1994 Winter Olympics, the 1998 Winter Olympics, and the 2002 Winter Olympics.[1] By coincidence, she had a one-year and one month older contemporary on the Chinese short track team also named Yang Yang in English and pinyin, although with a different given name in Chinese characters.[2] They were originally referred to as Yang Yang (L) (“大杨扬”) and Yang Yang (S) (“小杨阳”), for "Large" and "Small"; Yang Yang (L) disliked the "L" designation and changed her designation to Yang Yang (A).[3] "A" and "S" also refer to their respective months of birth: August and September respectively.[4]


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  2. ^ "Yang (A) Yang". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Five-Ring Circus: Yang Yang and Yang Yang". The Toledo Blade. 2002-02-13. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  4. ^ Lopresti, Mike (2006-02-10). "Athletes usher in the Torino Games". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-02-02.