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Guo Dan

China

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCHN20612199001
NOCChina
Born06 Dec 1990 in  Beijing
GenderWomen
ResidenceSuzhou, CHN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.90 17 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:18.07 02 Oct 2021 Urumqi  
    1500m 1:58.83 19 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:15.28 18 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:29.03 25 Jan 2016 Urumqi  
Social Media
Social Media
weibo.com/leifengdan  
xiaoguo.dan.blog.163.com/?from=inf&wvr=5&loc=infblog  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamJiangsu Province: Suzhou, CHN  
Reason for choosing this sportShe decided to pursue speed skating after it was announced that Beijing would host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.  
Name of coachHe Xin [club], CHN; Li Yan [national], CHN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first tried roller skating at age three, and took up speed skating on ice in 2015.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursShe was named flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. She had competed in roller speed skating at the event. (news.cgtn.com, 01 Sep 2018)

In 2016 she was named an Elite Athlete of National Class in speed skating by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 19 Jul 2016)

In 2007 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class in roller speed skating by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sports.sohu.com, 02 Mar 2007)
 
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sports.qq.com, 24 Feb 2018; new.qq.com, 17 Apr 2021)  
Other sportsShe has represented the People's Republic of China in roller speed skating, winning silver in the track 15,000m elimination race at the 2018 World Championships in Heerde, Netherlands, and gold in the track 1000m sprint at the 2012 World Championships in Rome, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Nov 2021; news.xinhuanet.com, 24 Feb 2017)  
InjuriesIn December 2019 she fractured her left ankle during training, for which she required surgery to insert metal plates. (new.qq.com, 17 Apr 2021)

In 2014 she tore a ligament in her left knee after crashing. She needed around six months to recover. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
 
Hero / IdolChinese short track skater Yang Yang [A]. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go all out and spare no effort for your dreams." (Weibo profile, 12 Nov 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start14  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall27