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Yu Jing

China

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCHN22905198501
NOCChina
Born29 May 1985 in  Harbin
GenderWomen
Marital status* unknown *
ResidenceHarbin, CHN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesMandarin
Higher educationSport Studies - Northeast Normal University: Changchun, CHN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1500m 2:01.47 24 Sep 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:35.09 19 Oct 2007 Changchun  
    5000m 8:12.99 07 Dec 2007 Changchun  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m   1    
    500m     1  
    1000m   1    
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Overall 2 1 1  
Asian Single Distances Championships
Event  
Asian Single Distances Championships
    2 x 500m   1    
    1000m     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/jing.yu.942  
weibo.com/u/1959102524  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHer gymnastics team disbanded and a family friend recommended speed skating to her. Her parents encouraged her to pursue the sport as a way of improving her health.  
Name of coachWang Xiuli [national], CHN  
Club / TeamHeilongjiang Province: China  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age nine in Harbin, People's Republic of China.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Stick to your beliefs, and don't give up your dreams." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 30 Oct 2014)  
InjuriesShe missed the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi after injuring her hip on the eve of the event. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)

She suffered from an injury in her waist area in 2009, which took her at least one year to recover from. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
 
Other informationDISTANCE FIRST
At the 2012 World Sprint Championships in Calgary, AB, Canada, she became the first female speed skater to complete the 500m in under 37 seconds. (isu.org, 30 Jan 2012; dailyhouse.com, 30 Jan 2012)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold at the world sprint championships in 2012 and 2014. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017, 28 Feb 2016)  
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Sven Kramer. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesListening to music, spending time with her pets, watching television, surfing the internet. (QQ profile, 20 Nov 2015)  
NicknamesSpeed Skating Bolt, The Flying Woman on Ice, Eastern Lightning (enorth.com.cn, 09 Feb 2012)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m3  
    2008/2009 World Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m4  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall6  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m8  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m9  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m10  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall11  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m17  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Sprint1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 500m1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Astana 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Chelyabinsk 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 100m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Changchun 100m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Sprint2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt 1000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 1000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Stavanger 500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Obihiro 500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Harbin 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Harbin 500m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano 500m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Kolomna 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 500m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Obihiro 500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall5  
    2008/2009 World Cup 100m5  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m5  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m5  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m6  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m9  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m9  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m10  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall14  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall15  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m16  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m20  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall24  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m27  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m29  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m33  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m35  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall36  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m60