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Zhou Yang

China

SportSpeed Skating
NOCChina
Born09 Jun 1991 in  Changchun
GenderWomen
ResidenceBeijing, CHN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesMandarin
Social Media
Social Media
weibo.com/zhouyangmiemie  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating in 1999 in Changchun, People's Republic of China.  
Club / TeamJilin Province: Changchun, CHN  
Name of coachLee Jae-Sik [national], KOR  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesBaa Baa, Talent Girl (Weibo profile, 28 Aug 2015; lifeweek.com.cn, 27 Feb 2014)  
Hero / IdolChinese short track skater Yang Yang [A], US basketball player Stephen Curry. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019, 09 Nov 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 09 Feb 2018)

In 2014 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 30 Oct 2018)

In 2014 she was named an Excellent Athlete by the Jilin provincial government in the People's Republic of China. She was also presented with the May 4th Youth Medal in the same year. (chinajilin.com.cn, 15 Jul 2014)

In recognition of her performance at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, she was presented with the Sports Medal of Honour and was named one of the Top Ten Outstanding Women in Changchun, People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 07 Apr 2010)

In 2010 she received a Merit Citation Class Two from the Jilin provincial government in the People's Republic of China. (news.sohu.com, 10 Apr 2010)
 
InjuriesShe injured her foot in a mid-race collision at the 2011 World Cup event in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (sportscn.com, 23 Oct 2011)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Li Yan. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Seize the moment, and take every step with the heart." (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1500m and the 3000m relay at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Other informationOTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2019 she was named the representative for short track on the Athletes' Commission for the International Skating Union [ISU]. She is due to serve on the committee until 2023. (chinanews.com, 16 Jan 2019; isu.org, 14 Jan 2019)
 
Other sportsShe represented the People's Republic of China in short track between 2006 and 2018, winning a total of three gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games. She made her World Cup debut in speed skating in 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps9