Zhang Hong (speed skater)

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Zhang Hong
2013 WSDC Sochi - Hong Zhang.JPG
Personal information
Born (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 29)
Heilongjiang, China
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Sport
Country  China
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 2008
Zhang Hong
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Zhang Hong (Chinese: 张虹; pinyin: Zhāng Hóng; Mandarin pronunciation: [ʈʂáŋ xʊ̌ŋ]; born 12 April 1988)[1][2] is a Chinese long track speed skater, known best from her gold medal in the 1000 meters in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[3]

Previously Zhang won a bronze medal in the 2012 World Sprint Championships. She set two personal records and received bronze medal in the 500 meters (28 January 2012). Her total points record for the championships (all four races) was the third best of all times. She started her skating career in 2008 and had victories in the Chinese National Winter Games 2012 where she represented the People's Liberation Army delegation.

Zhang is the current holder of the Chinese records on 500 and 1000 metres.[4]

Merits[edit]

Personal bests[edit]

Personal records[2][5]
Women's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 36.56 20 November 2015 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City Current Chinese record.[4]
1000 m 1:12.65 14 November 2015 Olympic Oval, Calgary Current Chinese record.[4]
1500 m 1:59.42 17 November 2012 Thialf, Heerenveen
3000 m 4:30.77 20 December 2012 Jilin Provincial Speed Skating Rink, Changchun
5000 m 7:43.08 21 December 2012 Jilin Provincial Speed Skating Rink, Changchun
  • Total points sprint: 37,63 + 37,87 + 1.14,44 + 1.13,97 = 149.705 (bronze medal and the third best ever total points record)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography/Profile of Zhang Hong" Archived May 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.(in Chinese)
  2. ^ a b "Zhang Hong". International Skating Union. 
  3. ^ "Hong ZHANG". www.sochi2014.com. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "National Records – China (CHN)". www.speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hong Zhang". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 

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