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Yin Qi

China

SportSpeed Skating
NOCChina
Born15 Oct 1992 in  Harbin
GenderWomen
ResidenceBeijing, CHN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesMandarin
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.20 14 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.47 19 Sep 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:56.86 17 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    3000m 4:10.57 15 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    5000m 7:15.43 16 Mar 2019 Calgary  
Social Media
Social Media
weibo.com/u/3591623110  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe was inspired to get involved in short track after watching Chinese skater Yang Yang [A] win two gold medals at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She switched to speed skating in 2018 having missed out on selection for the Chinese short track team ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age 10. Initially involved in short track, she switched to speed skating in 2018.  
Name of coachRutger Tijssen [national], NED  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sports.sina.com.cn, 14 May 2018)  
Other informationSWITCHING SPORTS
She was devastated to miss out on selection for the Chinese short track team ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and took some time away from the sport to travel to Indonesia and Malaysia. Watching the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from her hotel room, she was inspired to switch sports by the success of Korean skater Lee Seung-Hoon and Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors, who both have backgrounds in short track and went on to claim gold medals in speed skating in Pyeongchang. "There were a lot of speed skaters who had come from short track. I thought it would be a good idea for me, and that I could try it." (sports.sina.com.cn, 14 May 2018)
 
Other sportsShe represented the People's Republic of China in short track between 2015 and 2017. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Oct 2018; sports.sina.com.cn, 14 May 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"God helps those who help themselves." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesShe has suffered from an injury to her waist area during her career. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer mother. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolChinese hurdler Liu Xiang, Dutch speed skater Ireen Wust. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019, 04 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps7  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps15