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Tian Ruining


SportSpeed Skating
Born17 Jan 1997 in  Karamay
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin
Higher educationPhysical Education - Xinjiang Normal University: China
ResidenceUrumqi, CHN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.03 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:15.16 11 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1500m 1:56.75 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:16.42 17 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:51.85 17 Mar 2013 Harbin  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn September 2014 she sustained an injury to the ligaments in her right ankle, which required about one month of rehabilitation. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis, Japanese speed skater Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn 2012 she was named an Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (, 26 Jun 2012)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in August 2010 in Urumqi, People's Republic of China.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Anything is possible." (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe initially began roller speed skating after her aunt gave her a pair of roller skates at age eight. She was later accepted into an amateur sport school in Karamay, People's Republic of China, to train for speed skating.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 25 Apr 2022; Weibo profile, 20 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamXinjiang Uyghur: China  
Name of coachLiu Yanfei [club], CHN; Li Yan [national], CHN  
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Social Media  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 500m4  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint8  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1000m10  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m14  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 500m17  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1500m18  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m18  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m21  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m23  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 Calgary, AB Team Sprint3  
    2023/2024 Quebec, QC 500m3  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m17  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m18  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m19  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m20  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m22  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m28  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m36  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m43  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m47  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m48  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m54