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Yin Qi


SportSpeed Skating
Born15 Oct 1992 in  Harbin
ResidenceBeijing, CHN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.54 21 Sep 2018 Calgary  
    1000m 1:19.28 21 Sep 2018 Calgary  
    1500m 2:00.92 23 Sep 2018 Calgary  
    3000m 4:14.91 22 Sep 2018 Calgary  
Social Media
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Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHeilongjang Province: Harbin, CHN  
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.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 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." (, 14 May 2018)
Other sportsShe represented the People's Republic of China in short track between 2015 and 2017. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Oct 2018;, 14 May 2018)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Xu Yingnan. (, 14 May 2018)  
Hero / IdolChinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"God helps those who help themselves." (Athlete, 04 Feb 2017)  
InjuriesShe has suffered from an injury to her waist area during her career. (Athlete, 04 Feb 2017)  
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